Category: News

Exist Skatepark Christmas opening times

Christmas timetable 2017



Half term opening hours, October/November 2017

Exist half term hours Oct 2017



Girls session now on Saturdays!!

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!!!

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Exist Girls session now on Saturdays!! 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!

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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!



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!

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Skin Phillips photography auction from Jono on Vimeo.



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!!



Exist Skatepark Best of 2015

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It’s been an awesome year for Exist Skatepark! More events, more parties, more skaters skating the skatepark….we have organised fundraisers to keep the park running as we are now a not for profit organisation in the form of the Community Urban Sports Project (C.U.S.P.)

C.U.S.P. has received funding for some of the projects we run at the skatepark: the new Under 10′s session, the monthly girls only session, Skatepark Cinema and a summer refit building a whole new street course.

The skatepark continues to run thanks to a combination of the paying users of the skatepark, the generosity of local skaters, fundraising events and applications to local and national funding bodies.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe skatepark received a grant for new equipment from Swansaid

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IMG_9784The sponsored skate made the headlines

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASkatepark Cinema brought the Glynn Vivian gallery and Exist skatepark together with a series of films projected onto the wall and all for free!!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASwansea has a long skateboarding tradition and many who skated in the 70′s and 80′s still skate at Exist, Twiss continues to shred!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe skatepark closed for part of the summer for some repairs and a big rebuild

IMG_0651The girls only skate session continues to grow and is now free each month thanks to funding from Sport Wales

Girls christmas party 2015Exist had the Welsh premiere of “Days Like These” at the girls Christmas Party!!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOwain shredding at the FURR party

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlec Majerus skating hard at the Adidas demo

It’s been an amazing year, thank you all for your support and generosity during 2015….next year is going to be even better!!! Happy New Year and see you all for a rad 2016!!!!