2nd Women and Girls Session at Flo Skatepark on the 21st of October

Women & Girls only session at Flo on the 21st October from 5pm to 7pm

After the incredible turnout to Nottingham’s first girls-only skate jam at Flo on the 30th of September, where more than 50 ladies of all ages and abilities turned up and shredded, Flo skatepark are kindly hosting a second free girls-only session.  There are boards and helmets to borrow for beginners, and the organisers – Claire and Charleigh – are two of Skate Nottingham’s ParkLives coaches trained to the new Level 1 Award in Coaching Skateboard Sessions and Child Safeguarding – so you’re in good hands if you’ve never stepped on a skateboard before and would like to give it a go.  The idea is to create a space where the community of girl skaters can grow in Nottingham, helping to push the standard up amongst those who are already committed skaters whilst encouraging more beginners to get into and stick with skating.  We’re 100% committed to pushing a vision of skateboarding that’s inclusive and welcoming to everyone, so these sessions aim to appeal to people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds and are welcoming to people who are trans or gender non-binary.   On the 30th of September, it was amazing to see young kids skating with their mums, newly arrived 1st year international students from the University of Nottingham giving it a go for the first time, and more experienced female skaters helping out and showing them the basics.

Here’s some footage of Girl Skate UK’s Danni and Romy killing it at the last session – looking forwards to seeing how quickly the Notts community of girl skaters has grown and how fast the progression is in the next session.


2 comments on “2nd Women and Girls Session at Flo Skatepark on the 21st of October

  • Lucy says:

    Ino it’s a girls night but wud my son be loud tocome with me ??? His 9

    • Hi Lucy,
      The Women and Girls session was on the 21st of October – there should be future sessions advertised in the future, but a date has not been confirmed with the organisers and the venue. The rules around male skaters are established by the ladies who run the sessions – I would have thought they would be happy with a 9 year old joining you, but they have drawn the line at male partners etc. (as the purpose of the ‘girls-only’ sessions is to provide a space in which women can be confident skating); when a future event is advertised on Facebook and Intsagram (facebook.com/skatenottingham and @skatenottingham) we can check with the organisers whether male children can come along/what a reasonable age limit would be. We are campaigning to raise funds for these events to be every month and to be sustainable in the long-term. If you are interested, you can vote for this on: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5161

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