FROM MONDAY 20TH JULY SKATEOPIA WILL BE OFFERING SESSIONS THAT FOLLOW COVID 19 GUIDELINES.
• Sessions will be limited to 1 hour initially. There will be a half hour gap between sessions to allow for cleaning and to avoid users meeting each other.
• To book a session ring 01377 538070 , facebook message or Instagram.
• Sessions will be limited to 6 people at a time with two staff on duty
• New disclaimers need to be completed. They are available at the skatepark but also from the website. Please make sure you bring your completed and signed disclaimer to your first session or you will not be allowed to use the park. The new disclaimers ask you to agree to abiding by the COVID19 measures we have in place and also point out the new First Aid Policy we have in place to accommodate COVID19. The full first aid policy is available to read on this website.
• DO NOT ATTEND A SESSION YOU HAVE BOOKED IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTONS OF COVID 19
High Temperature, a new continuous cough, loss of taste or smell.
• Temperature checks will be performed on everyone entering the skatepark.
• Park users will need to bring their own helmet. Anyone without a helmet can arrange a long term loan of a helmet from the park.
• The Office, and portacabin will be closed, enter your session via the main gate.
• As you enter the park you will be asked to use the hand sanitizer and also as you leave.
• You must attend you session at the correct time and leave the skatepark promptly so as not to interact with the next group arriving.
• The Shop will not be open SO PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINKS
• The toilets will be open.
• Toilets, handrails and plastic chairs for sitting out will all be cleaned between sessions.
• You can pay for your session contact free with a card reader or you can bring cash. Please bring the correct cash if possible to minimize change being given out.
• The government requires us to take full names, addresses and telephone numbers for Test and Tracing purposes should this become necessary. These details will be taken when you book your session.
• Staff have full PPE should they need to perform First Aid.
• You should only do single person runs on any area of ramp.
• You should not try extreme tricks at this moment in time, Protect Our NHS.
Antique Fairs 2020:
Our own fundraising continues. The Antique Fair dates for 2020 are:
• Sunday March 15th
• Sunday March 17th
• Sunday 27th September(To be confirmed due to COVID 19)
• Sunday 22nd November(To be confirmed due to COVID 19)
The Fairs are held at Driffield Showground YO25 9DN.
Large collection of quality collectables. £1 gains entrance to three halls.
Light Refreshments. Free Car Parking.
These events are run by our committee and volunteers so if you can help please Contact us 01377 254768.
The Butchers Dog 24 Middle St S, Driffield YO25 6PS Tel 01377 254032
We would also like to thank Nat Waudby at The Butcher's Dog who has been fundraising all year for Driffield Skatepark having made us her charity for this year. Through quizzes and draws and donation bottles Nat has raised £350 which will be a great help in finishing our repairs. Nat raises money for charity every year and we are vey grateful that she choose us this time. I know Nat is very disappointed that the annual sponsored bike ride she organises cannot go ahead this year.
Driffield Council have kindly allocated us £2000 which will be a massive help towards our insurance and ramp maintenance costs. We do fund raise ourselves with our four Antique & Collectors’ Fairs each year but still need support like this from the council if we are to keep entrance fees to the skatepark to a minimum, therefore allowing young people more access to the park. We are very grateful for the councils continued support.
We also have been fortunate to have been awarded a East Riding Crime Reduction Grant which will enable us to run free coaching sessions for Skateboarding and micro scooters and extra sessions. The grant will enable us to run four hours of free coaching sessions a week for 18 weeks. We have three trained coaches and it is wonderful to have the funding for them to be able to offer free sessions. We hope this will attract new young people to the skatepark and that they will take up the sports of skateboarding and micro scooting. The grant will also allow us to purchase helmets and skateboards for the sessions. In addition there is grant money to run extra sessions two nights a week and one weekend day. This should allow plenty of access to young people for the park. We plan to run a 5 hour session on a Saturday for just £2 entrance. There will also be extra sessions on an evening. The grant also includes money to enable us to renovate our mini ramp. This is the ramp that beginners like the best and will help those on the coaching courses to consolidate their new found skills. This is an East Riding Crime Reduction Grant and is targeted at ages between 10 and 20.