For two evenings last week Exist hosted a workshop run by ‘We Women Skate’, 10 girls came along and each received a new complete set up which they designed, painted and put together. Everyone had an awesome time and there were girls from ‘We Women Skate’ and Exist skatepark skating with the girls,helping them put their new set ups together,encouraging them and progressing their skating.
A two day girl event. A chance to meet and mingle with other skater girls, design your own board and hang out with like minded people.
It takes a lot of confidence to skate with the boys so this is a chance to learn a few skills and talk about your feelings about loving and living a male dominated sport. Learn to set up and customize your board.
For ages 9 – 18 yrs.
Girl and women only.
First 10 booked in get a free set up.
“Well what a blast the last two evenings have been! We had a workshop in Exist run by the ‘We Women Skate’ gang. We had 10 girls sign up ranged from 8-18 years old, on the first evening we had a lovely chat about what we want to achieve from skateboarding and how things effect the young girls coming into a boys world. They then started to design and paint their own decks, a lot of creativity going on! The next day I showed them all how to grip their boards and the girls from We Women Skate taught them how to put all the hardware on. After all that we took them into the open session to have a skate ! We thoroughly enjoyed having the girls in and look forward to doing future projects with them!” Words and photo:Lou Parker
The girls session at Exist has moved from the last Tuesday of each month to the first Saturday of every month. Exist started the monthly girls session in May 2014 and it has been monthly on a Tuesday evening up until now. The first Saturday evening instantly proved the move from Tuesday was a great idea and we are sticking with it. Thanks to all the girls who showed up for the new slot, it was awesome!! The next session is on Saturday 4th November at 5pm. It’s free entry so see you there!!!