A little about us, we are a group of local skaters and business owners that have launched 'The Dry Skate Project' as a Community Interest Company, with the aim to provide an indoor competition standard skatepark, in the new city of Colchester.
We believe that enabling skaters and all the wheeled sports to have access to an indoor facility all year round, will help to galvanise extreme sports in our area, and help make them viable sporting options (as apposed to a summer hobbies) where participants can practice and develop their skills to a high standard.
Further to the physical health benefits, mental health is something very important to us, one of our main aims is to provide a safe inclusive space where people can escape their reality and can chat to staff who have had the relevant mental health and safeguarding training.
The coaching calendar has been busy with 25 free events booked events booked in!
Now we have regular paid coaching on a Wednesday at Charter Hall part funded by Active Essex's Find Your Active scheme. Currently we are full but send us an email and we'll add you to the waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll announce more events with free coaching as they get booked in.
Something we've always thought would be cool is to have a community skate shop that only sells UK brands. So we've made one.
Made by skaters for skaters, there are some awesome products out there and we want to do our small part in promoting them, and the UK scene.
All the profits we make will go back into the skate community, and help us deliver free coaching and events.