WHETHER you’re a brand new beginner or a beast on a board, don’t miss out on a FREE event celebrating all things skateboarding.
Rollin’ At Rozzy will ride into Rozzy Plaza Skate Park, Rossmere Way on Saturday 2 June from 1pm until 5pm, offering the perfect platform for anyone aged 13 to 19 to come along and showcase their skateboarding skills.
There’ll be local student bands such as Strange and Febreze performing, as well as games, prizes, skate videos playing on loop and food building up to the main skate jam competition (£3 entry) to end the event.
Andrew Pike, one of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Youth Support Workers, said: “We want to push skateboarding in the local area, grow the scene and encourage creative young minds to try new things.
“This event is a great way to get involved and meet other young skateboarders. For those that have never tried the sport before, there’ll be newly-qualified skate instructors on hand to help you learn the ropes.
“We hope as many people as possible come along, get involved and give it a try.”
For those looking to learn the basics and build confidence before venturing out onto the skate park, there’s also a chance to sign up to a series of free skate coaching courses taking place over the summer months.
The first course will run every Wednesday in June (6th, 13th, 20th, 27th) from 6pm until 8pm at Rozzy Plaza, with further course dates planned for July, August and September. Course entrants have to be aged 13 to 19, and all equipment is supplied.