Canvas unveil new skatepark in Leamington Spa

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We’re beyond stoked to announce that permission has finally been secured for the build of a new skatepark on the grounds of the old mini ramp at Victoria Park in Leamington Spa. After helping secure funding with the SOS Community Group, through a £60k grant from Sita Trust and negotiating £50k match funding from Warwick District Council, we were responsible along with Canvas Skateparks for the design of the park.

“We’re stoked to soon be working with the locals of Leamington, Ripride Skateshop and Warwick District Council, on their new project,” adds John Flood from Canvas. “This is gonna be a good one!”

Building work is due to start in August of this year and is expected to take between 6-8 weeks. We’ve worked really hard on these and hope you’re as stoked as we are on them. Check out the plans and get ready for the opening jam.

– Morbid

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Canvas Spaces final design plans for Bath Skatepark

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Bath’s outdoor skatepark found in Royal Victoria Park has a solid past in skateboarding history. Its transitions were a travel magnet, attracting people from afar to skate its ramp set up back in the day. The likes of Flynn Trotman and Ben Nordberg cut their teeth on those metal structures but that era is long gone, making way for amazing, new concrete parks, and Bath are next on the list to receive a complete refit.

The good folk at Canvas Spaces have sent us their final plans for the new Bath skatepark to exclusively announce today. The construction for this new spot is underway as you read this, backed by Bath and North East Somerset Council who worked with a user group of locals who chipped in what they wanted, and it looks like they chose well.

The main feature is the bowl, a replica of the old vert and midi ramp in terms of transitions and depths (10’+ and 6’) for continuity. It has a rounded end (for those who enjoy rock n’ roll slides) and comes with tight corners and hips that connect to a huge new 16m long midi ramp. Imagine the sessions on that for a second.

There’s also room in the plan for a 3.5ft high mini-ramp that has an adjoining steep bank with a grindable, rounded concrete lip. A free-standing concrete painted curb should provide many slappy sessions that will take you into the flat land area. You will also find a long mellow bank with a ledge, a classic pyramid driveway and hipped jump box and the raised area has a Wembley gap with stair set, hubba’s and a handrail.

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Canvas Spaces have added a couple of nice touches in homage to the previous park, so expect to find some of the old, original coping gracing your trucks. Also, when the excavation of the land was underway, it revealed a bunch of amazing fossils from Bath’s incredible historical past, so these will be used for seating in the existing mound. Perfect for summer chill outs overlooking the sessions that will be going down.

Finally, the area around the large existing tree will remain relatively low level and spacious with a concrete ledge wrapping around the tree area – one side of it hosting round coping.

As the concrete pours over the next 4 months, take in the final designs and await the news of the opening jam in September. The new skatepark can be found in Royal Victoria Park, Park Lane, Bath BA1 3BA. Map here.

Canvas Spaces are also close to finishing the incredible new swimming pool refit, the Campus Pool Project in Bristol. Follow them on FB and Insta for updates on their quality design work and builds.

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Baysixty6 re-opens with a bang

What a weekend for skateboarding in the capital. After a 2 month wait, the new Baysixty6 skate park re-opened with a full house to skate what NikeSB had delivered in the re-build. Various team riders opened the park with the first NBD’s on what will be a long list in years to come.

Over 1000 turned out for the celebration that saw Theotis Beasley, Tom Harrison, Sean Malto, Fernando Bramsmark, Tim Zom, Korahn Gayle, Neil Smith, Chris Jones, Justin Brock, Wieger Van Wageningen, Kyron Davis and more rip the place apart for 90 minutes of madness.

We will drop a video edit from the session very soon but the est news is that the park is now open again. Session times are below. Each session is £7. Beginners weekend session is £4. After school club £2.

Opening times:

Mon: 12.00pm-4.00pm – 4.00pm-9.00pm
Tue 12.00pm-4.00pm – 4.00pm-6.00pm – 5.00pm-10.00pm (BMX only)
Wed 12.00pm-4.00pm – 4.00pm-10.00pm
Thu 12.00pm-4.00pm – 4.00pm-9.00pm
Fri 12.00pm-4.00pm – 4.00pm-9.00pm
Sat 10.00am-12.00pm (beginners only) – 12.00pm-4.00pm – 5.00pm-9.00pm
Sun 10.00am-12.00pm (beginners only) – 12.00pm-4.00pm – 5.00pm-9.00pm (BMX welcome)

Newest recruit Kyron Davies smashed it on Saturday. 50-50 on the big rail. Ph:Zac

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New Wheelscape bowl in Brentwood, Essex opens

Essex have a new bowl at Brentwood now courtesy of the good fellas at Wheelscape. The new build is located on the site of the old skatepark in st George’s Playing Fields CM14 5AE, and is open to the public.

This is the first phase which will also see a street section built at some point. Visit brentwoodskatepark.org.uk for all local info.

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Korahn Gayle skates new Gloucester park

Wheelscape have completed a new park in Cinderford, Gloucester recently. The layout includes a bowl, bank to rainbow rail, a double set with handrail, ‘tranny to tranny’ gap into the bowl and more.

Find it at Lower High Street Recreational Field, Cinderford, Just off A4151, GL14 3HY and enjoy Crayon’s Korahn Gayle and Boyo skating the new build here.