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Skate Jam celebrates its 11th Successful Year

24th August 2017


Neaskate-jams-4-.jpgrly 200 young skaters, BMX riders, and scooters showed off their skills at Croxley Skate Park’s 11th annual Croxley Jams during a three-day event, from the 11-13 August 2017. The weekend kicked off with the Scooter Jam on Friday, at which competitors showed off their tricks and flips. Saturday started with free skate lessons provided by local based Skate Company, ABC Skateboarding, and was followed on by Croxley Jams first girls skate competition. There were also beginner and advanced competitions taking place during the remainder of the day, with Chairman of Three Rivers District Council, Councillor Diana Barber handing out the awards.

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skate-jams-2-.jpgThe fun didn’t stop there with prizes given out across the weekend, which were kindly donated by Lariatt Skateboard shop, Skate Hut and Source BMX, a giant inflatable air bag was available for everyone to try out their most daring of tricks and young people also got the chance to try their hand at T-shirt printing with Skateboard company, Lovenskate. Youth Connexions and local PCSO’s also attended the event to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and also assisted young people put security tags on their scooters and bikes.  Attendees were also able to enjoy some great food and music provided by Brothers BBQ & Grill, who returned for their second year.

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skate-jams-5-.jpgDeputy Leader of Three District Council and Lead Member for Leisure, Community and Wellbeing Councillor Chris Lloyd who joined in the fun on the Friday and Sunday said:

“It was great to see so many young people come down and take part in this event, many of whom come back every year and it’s fantastic to see the progress they’ve made year on year”.

 

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Cllr Diane Barber