Skate park gears up for third birthday

Action at Hairy Bob's Skatepark at last year's second Jamiversary. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113164x
Action at Hairy Bob's Skatepark at last year's second Jamiversary. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113164x
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Scarborough boarders, bladers and bikers are gearing up to mark the third anniversary of Hairy Bob’s Skate Park and BMX track.

The team behind the £500,000 North Bay venue has joined forces with sponsors the Scarborough Lions to celebrate the “Jamiversary” event on Saturday.

A series of competitions will take place from noon to 6pm, with trophies and top prizes offered to the competitors who show off the best skills.

They include a new BMX bike, skateboard, scooter and in-line skates courtesy of Richardsons bike shop, Descent skate shop and Secret Spot surf shop.

The three businesses will also be providing lots of extra prizes and giveaways which will be handed out throughout the afternoon.

To entertain the crowds there will be live music from hip hop performers Double Dutch, as well as sets from local DJs. There will also be refreshments including a hog roast and ice creams.

Ste Asquith, who campaigned for a skate park in Scarborough for seven years and is now head of the user group, said: “We are really grateful to the Scarborough Lions for their support for this event over the last few years. We would also like to thank Scarborough Borough Council and all the volunteers for their help each year. It promises to be an awesome day.”

Lindsay Gardner, Scarborough Lions Club president, added: “Scarborough Lions are pleased to sponsor the third Jamiversary. We would like to thank Helen Percival from the council and Ste Asquith, without whose help this event could not take place.

“Our club is very impressed with the young people who take part in this event. Their skills and dedication are an inspiration to us all and we should be very proud of them.”

Visitors are invited to either take part in the competitions or just watch the impressive tricks and skills on display at the skate park.