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Skate Jam celebrates its 10th Successful Year

10th August 2016

skate-jam-smile-copy.jpgCroxley Skatepark held its 10th annual Skate and BMX Jams on 5-7 August at Croxley Skate Park, Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green WD3 3LE. 

This annual event included competitions in scooting, skateboarding and BMXing and was bigger and better than ever. The combination of sports, music, food and the great weather created a real festival feel and great atmosphere.

The skate jam organised by Three Rivers District Council Leisure Team strived to involve local businesses and organisations which lead to great results.

Croxley based ABC Skateboarding provided free Skateboard coaching and 25children at the beginner level took to the ramps to learn new skills and tricks.  Simon Pollard, Assistant Leisure Officer at Three Rivers District Council said “With skateboarding now in the Olympics, we may have had some future Olympians taking part in this great session”. 

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Watford based Brothers BBQ & Grill served up some mouth-watering jerk chicken and halloumi wraps to keep the competitors energy levels up and the Titan Studios Watford’s sound system played great music to enhance the vibe of the weekend.  Chorleywood based Instawagen, a 1972 split screen VW Camper, converted into a mobile photo booth gave the park users an opportunity to create some great photos and memories to take home from the event.  Youth Connexions also attended the weekend to raise awareness of the dangers of legal highs and provided some great support for the young people in attendance.

Three Rivers Chairman, Cllr Andrew Scarth visited the park on the Saturday and Sunday to show his support and helped to hand out the prizes to the talented young people that took part in the various competitions. The event was also attended by Three Rivers Councillors Chris Lloyd (Lead member for Leisure, Community & Wellbeing) and Alison Scarth (Lead member for Health).

With over 170 young people attending this year’s jam, the event was deemed a huge success.