Young people wow crowd at annual skate event

NewsUpdated: 20 September 2023Community and living

Young people have been out on their skateboards, scooters and BMXs in the sun, impressing spectators with kicks and flips at the Croxley Green Skate Park for the annual SK8 Jam.

Over 100 skaters who would even impress skateboarding legend Tony Hawk were out on display on Saturday 2 September to win fabulous prizes.

The judges from Team Rubicon faced tough choices in picking the winners in each event category. The ‘Jams’ are a mix of friendly competitions in scooting, skateboarding and BMXing that display skill, balance and nerve.

The SK8 Jam is an annual event that is organised by the Three Rivers District Council Leisure Team and has been running for over 11 years.

Councillor Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, handed out some of the prizes which were kindly sponsored by Croxley Green Parish Council.

He said: “It’s great to see so many local young people enjoying the skate park and participating in such an enjoyable event.

“Skating, scooting and BMXing helps young people keep active, stay healthy and build confidence. Thank you to Team Rubicon for organising the competitions and all the sponsors for donating prizes for the event and to The Corner Plaice for providing meal deals.”

Over in South Oxhey it was time for the girls to take over. After receiving funding from Sport England’s Together Fund a week of skate camps was held at the newly refurbished skate park in South Oxhey Playing Fields and to round of the week on the Saturday a ‘girls only’ meet up was held.

In partnership with The Keep Rolling Project and Girls with Herts, the event saw around 20 women and girls of all ages and abilities come to the park to celebrate female skateboarding.

Keep an eye on the Croxley Green Skatepark Instagram page @csp_croxleyskatepark for photos and videos from the event.