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!!!
On Friday 14th July between 6 and 8pm everyone gets the chance to skate with and see some of the biggest names in skateboarding……check out the videos below and come on Friday to see the real thing in Exist skatepark. Doors open at 3pm and the Jam kicks off at 6. Silas Baxter-Neal, Jake Donnelly, Jamal Smith, Niels Bennett, Chewy Cannon, Benny Fairfax and Blondey McCoy will all be in Swansea and will also be competing in the contests and demos on High Street on Saturday and Sunday too. This is a massive weekend for Exist and Swansea skateboarding, please get involved and let the everyone know the skateboard scene is strong here….who knows, we may get a new skatepark someday!!!
Huge thanks to everyone who supported the annual Sponsored Skate This event makes a huge difference to the survival of Exist skatepark every summer. Taking part in any way wether that is skating the 6 miles along the seafront, sponsoring a skater, turning up and giving your time to make the event happen helps keep Exist open. The summer months are traditionally quieter for an indoor skatepark as everyone wants to be skating outside but the bills still need to be paid. The Sponsored Skate and other events ensure the park is still there when everyone needs it during the wet winter months. Thanks everyone, it is your generosity with time and money that is guaranteeing the survival of the skatepark!!!
This years Sponsored Skate will be on Sunday 9th July at 2pm. Sponsorship forms and all the details are at Exist skatepark. Get some sponsorship and turn up at 2 and skate from Blackpill to the Civic Centre and back, prizes along the way!!
The video is from the Sponsored Skate in 2015, let’s make it bigger this year!!
On Saturday we took Ione and Naiomi who are both Exist skatepark regulars up to St Albans to the amazing Girl Jam
The Girl Skate Jam has been running annually for 15 years at The Pioneer Skatepark in St Albans. It is organised by Jenna Selby who also runs Rogue skateboards.
Ione won the under 10′s competition and Naiomi won the Under 18′s!!! Both girls skate at the monthly Exist Girls skate session and we are planning to go to more girls skate events in the future so come along to the skatepark for more info and rad times. The girls only skate sessions at Exist skatepark are once a month and always on the last Tuesday of the month. June’s session is Tuesday 27th June between 4 and 7pm so see you there!
Check out the excellent girlskateuk for more info on the female skate scene nationally and look out for more events for girl skaters!
A big night at Exist on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Come down at 7pm, pay £3 safe in the knowledge the money made will go direct to the skatepark. For this you will also get 4 amazing bands, one awesome DJ and all the skateboarding you can manage….there is also a bar!! See you there, support your local skatepark and some excellent local music.
Community Urban Sports Project is based at Exist skatepark in Swansea, Wales. It is a not for profit organisation and has been running an outreach programme. We take portable ramps to local schools and youth projects and run taster sessions in skateboarding, scooting and B.M.X.
We made a short video explaining the project and talked to some of the people involved, hopefully we can continue and visit more schools next year.