Lichfield’s Friary Grange Leisure Centre to host skateboard contest

Mar 25, 2013 by Ross

Skateboarders will be showcasing their skills in a competition in Lichfield.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre will host the contest from 4pm on April 3.

Portable wooden flooring, mobile ramps and a grind rail will transform the sports hall into a skating arena for local competitors.

Stephy Easter and James Hutton-Ashkenny with a poster for the skateboard competition

Stephy Easter and James Hutton-Ashkenny with a poster for the skateboard competition

James Hutton-Ashkenny, from Lichfield District Council, said: “We’ve got a lot of keen skaters in Lichfield and Burntwood and thought that holding a competition would be a chance to show off some great local skills.”

Skaters will be divided into two age groups – under 14s and over 14s, with the event taking place in a jam format, where four skaters will compete against one another to find the best in the group. The top skaters on the day will then compete in a final round to find the overall winner in each of the age groups.

Two Seasons, based in Lichfield’s Three Spires Shopping Centre, is offering free goodies to participants and are also providing prizes for the winners and runners up.

The winner in the under 14s category will get a penny board and the winner in the over 14s category will get a deck. The runner up in each category will receive a Two Season gift voucher.

The event will also offer the chance to see Lichfield District Council’s plans for Beacon Park’s new skatepark.

Councillor Val Richards added: “We’re really proud of our plans for Beacon Park’s skatepark and hope local skaters will take the opportunity to find out more about the upcoming facility.”

It costs £2 to enter the skateboard competition. There is no need to book – skaters can just turn up to register, while skateboards can also be borrowed on the day. For more information, call 01543 308786.

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