During the summer months the council provides free skateboarding lessons on Friday evenings term time 4pm – 6pm at Gasworx Skatepark. The first session 4pm to 5pm is for beginners and 5pm to 6pm for intermediate skateboarders. Lessons are lead by Mr Paul Regan of Active Sports, equipment can be provided and sessions are suitable from age 5 upwards. Kay Wardle the coordinator explained “The lessons encourage young people to learn to take turns, share a space, face new challenges publicly, and pick themselves (or others up) after a fall. Getting children involved in a personal and esteem-building activity like skateboarding helps them build the confidence to do well in other aspects of their lives.“
Lessons and Skate Jams are also run in the school holidays. Dates and details will be listed on the Bridlington Town Council website and the Gasworx Facebook page as and when events are organised.
As the Gasworx is an open, unsuperivised facility. We encourage younger park users to avoid the facility at busy times, to be accompanied by an adult and all users to ride within their own ability and wear appropriate safety equipment.
For more information email email@example.com or call 01262 409006
Skate Park Coordinator: Kay Wardle
Kay is an experienced skate park manager and has a career history covering both project management and youth engagement.
Kay explained: "I have a contract to manage the security and maintenance of the Skate Park, tackle issues such as anti-social behaviour, engage with young people in a positive way, and raise the profile of the Skate Park as a high-class sports facility. If you would like to get involved with upcoming events or have any thoughts, comments, or concerns regarding the Gasworx, please get in touch."
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Where to find the Skate Park
Kay Wardle / Phone: (01262) 409006 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
External Links / Gasworx Skate Park on Facebook