Skating day is a soaring success

YOUNGSTERS were given a chance to showcase their talents at an inaugural skating day in a Suffolk town yesterday .Urban culture was celebrated as youngsters packed the Bury St Edmunds skate park in Olding Road The Skate Jam 2007 event was the first of its kind in the area with prizes given out to top skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders.

YOUNGSTERS were given a chance to showcase their talents at an inaugural skating day in a Suffolk town yesterday .

Urban culture was celebrated as youngsters packed the Bury St Edmunds skate park in Olding Road

The Skate Jam 2007 event was the first of its kind in the area with prizes given out to top skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders.

Graffiti artists were given the chance to show some flair, working on murals, while the event also boasted DJs and a professional tutor holding break-dance sessions.


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Organised by St Edmundsbury Borough Council with sponsors Hardcore Hobbies and the Rehearsal Rooms, the five-hour event was open to 10 to 19-year-olds.

Sara Mildmay-White, the council's portfolio holder for community, said: “This afternoon of activities gave the borough's young people an excellent opportunity to try something new and show off the talents they already have.

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“We were delighted to be able to host this event which caters for the needs of our younger residents and combines fun with exercise.”

The council now hope to hold another Skate Jam event next year.

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