Exist has been running a pop up skatepark at community centres and parks around Swansea during the summer holiday. Here is a small taste of what we got up to. For more info and pop up skatepark bookings contact us at: email@example.com
Thanks to everyone involved and everyone who came along, its been an awesome summer!
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
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!!!