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The Great Sponsored Skate 2017

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 Great Sponsored Skate Poster 2017

The video is from the Sponsored Skate in 2015, let’s make it bigger this year!!

Sponsored Skate video from Jono on Vimeo.



Exist girls win at Girl Skate Jam in St Albans

On Saturday we took Ione and Naiomi who are both Exist skatepark regulars up to St Albans to the amazing Girl Jam

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St Albans Girls Jam 2017

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!

Rainbow rail-St Albans Girls Jam

St Albans Girls Jam 2017

St Albans Girls Jam 2017

St Albans Girls Jam 2017
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Check out the excellent girlskateuk for more info on the female skate scene nationally and look out for more events for girl skaters!



Skatepark Fundraiser on Saturday 3rd June at Exist Skatepark

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.

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Easter Timetable

Plenty of hours to shred the skatepark during the Easter holidays, check the timetable, plan your visit and see you at Exist!!! The second Tuesday of the holidays Exist will remain closed….sorry for the mistake on the timetable.

Exist Easter timetable 2017



Happy New Year from everyone at Exist Skatepark

2016 was a great year for Exist skatepark and 2017 is going to be awesome!!! Happy new year and see you at the skatepark!!

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CUSP outreach programme

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.



Skin Phillips online auction ends today at 9pm!!!!

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The Skin Phillips online auction finishes this evening at 9pm!! Follow the link to see the remaining prints and make your bid. All money raised from the sale of Skin’s work goes straight to CUSP/Exist skatepark which is a not for profit organisation and needs all the help it can get to keep open. Skin donated a huge body of his work last year for the charity auction in Swansea in December. These prints are the ones that got away and didn’t get sold on the night. Each one is a piece of skateboard history and an original print unavailable elsewhere so get on it and help the park and yourself by getting one of your own!

Arto Saari Miami 2001

Skin Phillips photography auction from Jono on Vimeo.



Sponsored Skate Sunday 12th June 2016

The sponsored skate was one of last years highlights for the skatepark so we have decided to do it again this year. It will be on Sunday 12th June. Take a look at last years video and head down to the skatepark for a sponsor form. The money raised will help the skatepark remain open during the summer, fund renovation costs, enable us to keep the facilities smooth and fresh and also there will be a donation to LATCH the Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity.
Also there will be a big pile of prizes for challenges along the way…..12th June 2016, watch the Facebook page for updates!!

Sponsored skate 2016



Skateboard Treasure Hunt in Swansea

Saturday 26th March between 1 and 4 pm, Unloved Heritage is a skateboard treasure hunt around the skate spots in Swansea city centre. Free to everyone. Meet at Exist skatepark at 1pm, skate the spots and learn about their history. Videos will be made that will then be shown on our website so bring a board and your best tricks and be ready to shred!!

Unloved heritage



Skin Phillips-Respect Your Roots

Skin Phillips has been photographing skateboarding for the past 30 years. This video was made when Skin had his show and auction in Swansea in December 2015. The video premiered at his most recent show in Los Angeles on Saturday. The gallery also showed a selection of Skin’s photographs, a collection of work made with Mark Gonzales and the release of his new Adidas signature shoe. Entertainment was provided by the Skin Phillips and friends band that included Skin on drums, Matt Hensley and his bandmates and of course local boyo Greg Fabb who flew in from Swansea for the event. There will be a video of the night as soon as I finish putting it together!!