Teen urban skate competition rescheduled

Young people disappointed by the cancelled Skatejam competition can now look forward to the rescheduled event.

Skatejam, and event for teens wanting to compete on their moves on skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes was meant to be held in the summer, but was rained off.

Now, the free competition at the Backies skate park off Moorland Avenue will be held on September 24, weather permitting, between 1pm and 4pm.

The event is organised by the City of Lincoln Council’s Neighbourhood Team and Two Seasons has donated the competition prizes.

Competitions are for both beginners and more experienced BMX riders, skateboarders and scooters, and own equipment should be bought to the event.

Neighbourhood Manager Jose Bruce said: “It was such a shame that we had to cancel the event in July because of the torrential rain, but we worked so hard with local young people to plan it, we knew we had to find another date to go ahead.

“We’re even making a video diary on the day to get feedback and good footage of young people in the area using the skate park.

“Fingers crossed we’ll have good weather this time!”

Donald Nannestad, Portfolio Holder for Recreational Services and Health at the City of Lincoln Council, said:

“We are keen to address health inequalities in Lincoln, and support events like this that get young people involved in activities right in the heart of their communities.

“Skatejam takes urban sports like skateboarding, which are already popular, and focuses attention on skill and competition.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: El Freddy