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SK8 Jam 19th September 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Saturday 19th September sees another Dorchester SK8 Jam scheduled for the ever popular Little Fairfield Skate Park on Weymouth Avenue.

Dorchester SK8 Jam - Saturday 19th September 2009

Photo: Courtesy of Fiona Kent-Ledger

Following on from the success of the opening Jam back in April, Dorset County Council, the Skatepark Committee and Dorset Community Action are planning a similar event to promote active, sustainable travel and safer skating as part of European Mobility Week.

The event is scheduled to start at 11am and run through until 5pm with lots of activities going on throughout the day including:-

  • SK8 Jam with prizes
  • Cycling Roadshow consisting of fun, wacky bikes and a cycle scaletrix  featuring real bikes
  • Promotional stalls – including skate and bike shops
  • Refreshments & Hog Roast
  • Live Entertainment

Upper Fairfield Road will be closed to allow people to enjoy the traffic free space for active travel.

The opening SK8 Jam saw over 400 skaters take part in the event and it is hoped there will be similar numbers this time around.

If you need convincing just how good the Dorchester Skatepark is and the talents of its local skaters check out the YouTube clip below.

You can guarantee there won’t be any shortage of skating talent on the 19th – see you there!

Really excited about this event and cant wait to be a spectator on the day. I think the skate park ranks as one of the bext in the South West (according to some of the guys I have chatted with who have used many in the area) and believe that it would be a great venue for some really serious competitions in the future. Maybe we can get the BBC or SKY down to cover the item for local news.

Its a great facility for Dorchester and one we should be making the most of. Phil

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