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Swanage Skatepark Community Day - 1st June 2024

We're beyond excited to announce the first Skatepark Community Day; 1st June 2024, 12-5pm. 

The event will be hosted by King Ramps of Bournemouth who will bring a ‘pop-up skatepark street course’ to fill the current empty space in Swanage Skatepark. King Ramps will provide skateboards and safety gear for anyone who doesn't have their own. Expect a fun packed day designed to bring the whole community together as SSCP begins to re-energise the park. 


“King ramps are really excited to be working with SSCP and the local community. We will be hosting workshops throughout the day as well as demonstrations with our King Ramps Pro team. We will also be holding contests throughout the day for Scooter, BMX and Skateboard. We can’t wait to see everyone there!” - Richie Inskip, King Ramps. 


Thanks to funding from local charity #Willdoes, entry to the event, use of equipment and access to lessons is all FREE. 


"We hope to show just how valuable a resource the skatepark is and get everyone behind our long-term goal of raising funds for new ramps. The event will increase access to skateboarding with free beginner lessons for all age groups (adults are welcome too!) and guidance from coaches. It will be a fun day to make new connections, hone skills and be entertained by demos and competitions.’’ - James Woodford, SSCP. 


“In 2023, SSCP ran a user consultation. There were over 220 votes from people who wanted to see beginner lessons, pro riders and skate jams taking place in Swanage Skatepark. We’re thrilled this event will be delivering the things our community want” - James Woodford, SSCP. 


The Community Day is important because it aims to improve social inclusion for teenagers and young people in Purbeck. The #Willdoes Community Bus will be at the event to provide a safe space for young people to meet and access information and support. 


The Skatepark Community Day will take place on the closing weekend of a Crowdfunder Campaign set to launch mid April 2024 to raise money for new ramps. If our community can raise £20k, Sport England will provide £6k in match funding. Any local businesses or individuals who see themselves being able to make a financial contribution are invited to get in touch with Heidi, SSCP Secretary at swanageskatepark@gmail.com


We hope to see you on Saturday 1st June at Swanage Skatepark, bring friends and family with you! 





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