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Islington Skatepark – Support Jam this week.

We were recently contacted by a guy called Noel Headon at Islington council who has a big passion to get a skatepark built in Islington, North London.

Over the next few months local jams will be planned in the borough so that the council can prove that the area needs a park built and knowing that Cantelowes Park in Camden is out of action right now as it goes under the knife, the neighbouring borough are drafting their plans for a park and need your support.

So various events are planned on the dates below where Islington have teamed up with ‘Urban Ramps’ who’ll be bringin’ several bits of kit into the local parks. The purpose of these two and three day events is to ‘find out if there is a need for a skate park in Islington‘.

It goes without saying that the more people that show up, the more evidence there will be of a real demand for a skate park in Islington. Just about every borough has one now – some have two! – so if you live in area, get down there and support it.

First event:

Date: Thursday 16th & Friday 17th Feb. Whittington Park, N19.
Times: 10am – 4pm ish.
Tube: Archway
Train: Upper holloway
Buses: 17, 41, 43, 134, 143, 210, 263, 271, 390, C11, W5… so there’s a few!
What is there to skate? 5ft mini ramp.

The first event has the mini ramp only, but the other events will have a mini ramp and a street course… but you need to show your support at the first one as the more people the better for everyone.

Then the other events:
Elthorne Park N19 : 8-10th April
Bingfield Park: N1 27-29th May
Highbury Fields: N5 29-31st July

Various London pro riders have already pledged their support for the events, get down there to watch a damn good session.