There will be two ParkLives Introduction to Skateboarding sessions in July – on Saturday the 14th of July and Saturday the 28th of July, both will be 11.00 am – 1.00 pm. It’s totally free, all are welcome ages 8+ – families, children, adults – whatever your experience of skating, including if you’ve never stepped on a board before or you want to get back into it after some time away. We have a team of male and female coaches, and are supported by ParkLives – a programme that aims to get more people active in public parks, delivered by Nottingham City Council and Coca Cola GB, with the help of the Nottingham Parks and Open Spaces Forum and the Renewal Trust. This means it’s 100% free-of-charge to participate in.
Both sessions will take place at the small, community designed skatepark at King Edward Park, off Carlton Road, Nottingham.
You can borrow boards – we have 10 beautiful new boards from our friends at Landscape, Isle, Death and Drawing Boards – legit, independent UK skate brands whose ethics we believe in and want to support; and 16 boards in all (including children’s beginners’ boards) and 16 helmets. To advance book – particularly if you want to borrow a board and a helmet – go to our Event Brite booking pages here:
The only things you need to bring are yourselves and some appropriate shoes (no open toed sandals, flip-flops, high heels or wedges, crocs etc. – this will significantly increase risk of injury: please wear any kind of trainers/running shoes – anything light, relatively flexible that covers your feet). We will have plenty of water and plastic cups with us and sun screen that you can use – but you may want to take your own drink if its still very hot. We will have regular hydration breaks.
The only reason we would cancel the sessions would be due to rain, or if the park is too damp to be safe to use. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for weather updates.
We’ll be stoked to see you this month. 30 people skating in the two sessions in April and May so far this year – let’s make it more than 100 before the summer’s out – #spreadtheshred