Flairs, fakies and falls were in abundance at this year’s Freshwater Skate Park Competition, an event that was the culmination of the first phase of works to redesign and improve the park by Freshwater and Totland Parish Councils who manage the site.
The new layout of the ramps made for some impressive tricks at the competition, which was hosted by Wight Trash. The youngest competitor was just 6 years old, with around 30 entrants competing on scooters, BMX’s and skateboards.
Councillor Krissy Lloyd, Chair of the Skate Park Committee, explains:
“It was important that the users of the park were involved in any work we did, so not only did they help us come up with the ideas for the redesign, but they helped us with the moving and rebuild of the ramps.
“The skate park is a fantastic facility for young people in the area, and it’s great that we have been able to work with them to make it better. The competition was the perfect was to thank them for all their efforts and let them show off their incredible talents.
“We’ve already started planning phase 2 of the redesign and next year’s competition which will be even bigger and better!”
1st – Breeze Strickland and Keister
2nd – Luke Verlander
3rd – George Hingbert
1st – Toby Booth
2nd – Sam Martin
3rd – Ali Calvert
1st – Joe Armour
2nd – Connor Ford
3rd – Jay Moore