Its that time of the year again, Christmas! Not only does this mean presents and mince pies but its also time for our XMAS Opening Hours so you guys can be sure to fit a session at the skatepark during your holidays!
Make sure you save the above image to your phone so you are sure to never miss a session this Christmas 2015.
You can buy a Week Pass for just £30 and ride none stop during the week, passes can be bought online and instore.
On the 19th December MGP will be hosting a Scooter XMAS Party and spot battle with tons of prizes up for grabs. You can buy tickets for this event here.
We have 50 FREE COACHING PLACES a week at Rampworx this summer for Sefton Residents and Sefton Youth Groups aged 11 and over as part of an initiative to reduce crime and anti social behaviour in the area. Coaching is available in BMX, Scooter, Inline or Skatebaord.
Coaching times are Wednesday 4-7PM, Thursday 6-8PM, Friday 6-8PM and Saturday 10-12PM and all equipment is provided.
Harsh Protective Gear and a bunch of Rampworx locals headed over to Montpellier, France for the epic FISE contest. Over 400,000 people over the course of a few days come to this city for the largest action sports festival on the planet!
Our mates over at Harsh where on hand to capture the event in all its glory. You will be kicking yourself that you never made it to this event after watching this video.
Sit back relax and click play and enjoy this video. Make sure you book your flights for next years event!
This year, if you want to ride, we are holding regional UK qualifiers. We already know the level of riding is going to be ridiculous so whether you’re a Pro or an amateur, you‘ll need need to bring your A-game. This is the only way to guarantee your spot competing at NASS 2015!
The aim of each regional qualifier is to unearth the very best in local UK talent. The qualifiers offer a platform for emerging riders to take their shot in the big league and earn their respect at NASS 2015. Judged under the same criteria as the Pro Contest, the top 3 riders per region will earn themselves a place at NASS 2015 as well as a chance to stake their claim on the £12,500 prize purse. Each regional qualifier will also have its own prizes, giveaways and food throughout the day.
NASS 2015 Qualifiers:
North Qualifier: Saturday 30 May 2015, Rampworx Skatepark, L30 6UE
The Rampworx Coaching Academy takes place on the following days.
Inline Skate Coaching / Tuesday – 5pm till 7pm. Scooter & BMX Coaching / Wednesday – 5pm till 7pm.
Funded by Sport England, the academy is designed to offer a safe structured environment to allow children and young people the opportunity to learn how to ride a Scooter, BMX, Skateboard and Inline skates all under the guidance of our qualified coaching staff.
The session costs just £7 per person and all equipment; including safety gear is provided.
In addition, Rampworx also aims to develop young peoples abilities away from the skatepark by introducing them to experiences that will shape their development into young adults and give them life skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
Please note: The Wednesday evening coaching sessions will take place in term time only. During Sefton half term, the sessions will change to Wednesdays between 10 and 12PM.
For more information please call 0151 530 1500 after 4PM (Tuesday – Friday), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the results from last weekends Dialed contest!
* As Archie Cole / Ollie Murphy / Darren Simpson / Lewis Williams / Daan Melis & Jamie Hull have already qualified for the European championship in Poland, their qualifying places are cascade down to the next riders in line.
* As Archie Cole already has a direct place in the World Championship, Jordan Clark will be awarded a direct place into the World Championship.
* If a rider draws on points, the riders second run counts to see which of the riders should place higher. The results above are the correct ranking.
This Saturday will see some of the biggest names in Aggressive Skating come to Liverpool to battle it out for the number one spot at Laced. With 17 different nationalities already confirmed and 100 riders registered to compete you can be sure that this event will be one not to be missed! With world class riders like Roman Abrate, Steve Swain, Alex Burston all confirmed to compete on the day you want to make sure you make it down to Rampworx for the day.
This is a rollerblade only event so no BMX’s, Scooters or Skateboards will be allowed in on the day. The Skatepark will be back open as normal on Sunday 1st March 2015.
Rampworx continued their ongoing health and sports development project with a 6 week project in partnership with Oldershaw School, Wallasey, Wirral.
The project, part of twelve month programme funded by the NHS, is designed to address a range of health issues and behaviours that they were particularly vulnerable to; including poor diet, obesity, mental health and lack of exercise.
In addition to the weekly 2 hours of extreme sports coaching, the school offered weekly lessons on improving their health and behaviour with a structured programme of physical activity and healthy lifestyle education.
Oldershaw Academy is based in Liscard, Wallasey. A mixed school, which has been established for over 90 years, caters for over 1000 pupils largely from the deprived areas, of Seacombe, Liscard, Moreton, Birkenhead and Leasowe.
This project, with the help of Head of PE, Jason Gilbert targeted a group of 40 young people who, ordinarily, would not participate in sport and physical activity.
Overall the project was a fantastic success with 40 school children getting involved and gaining a whole host of useful skills and knowledge about how to live healthier lives with practical and meaningful ways to implement it. They even enjoyed a 2 hour coaching session all to themselves at our very own Skatepark, in Aintree.
Well done to everyone who got involved and thanks to the staff at Oldershaw for helping us to deliver the project.
The next sports and health project is due to start on the 21st April at the University Academy Birkenhead.
At Rampworx we are all about giving the up and coming rider a chance to showcase there stuff, Tom Jowett is one of those riders. Tom has been tipped by industry insiders to be one of the next big riders in the blading industry so it was only right that we invited him down for a private session in our skatepark. Tom will be competing at Laced on the 28/2/15 at Rampworx Skatepark. For more details check out http://lacedcomp.com
Pro rider Steve Swain was on hand to capture the footage.
As part of Rampworx continued commitment to developing and assisting vulnerable young people from the local area, we recently applied to the Mark Mc Queen Foundation for funding to host a series of free educational workshops and sports coaching designed to educate, engage and inform a targeted group of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people aged 14 and over about mental health issues, problems, treatments and services that are available to them. Crucially, it was about educating them around the signs, symptoms and support which is available to them if they, or their friends were struggling with a mental health issue.
For those of you who don’t know, the Mark Mc Foundation has been set up by the McQueen family from Merseyside in loving memory of their son Mark, who tragically took his own life in June 2007. The Foundation supports young men struggling with emotional and mental health issues via community projects and specialist charities. The Foundation’s ultimately wishes to help young men find their place in the world. You can view this excellent foundation here – http://www.markmcqueenfoundation.com
The Mark Mc Queen Foundation kindly agreed to fund a 6 week education and sports based project to challenge a range of mental health issues. With the help of Carmel Farley at Liverpool NHS, this project will is a campaign to directly challenge the issues, stigma and negative mind-set about mental health issues. So far, it has targeted young people who (or who have friends) who are experiencing mental health problems and invited them to take part in a series of private taster sessions at Rampworx to help boost their confidence and self esteem. The workshops, which have been well attended and inspired some health discussion about mental health issues, have had a particular focus on depression and suicide which is the biggest killer in young men aged 18-24 and a major concern for young females as they make the transition into adulthood, particularly in relation to body image, sex and relationships.
The project will be working towards a climactic finale in February 2015, whereby, the young people will be helping Rampworx, Liverpool NHS, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and Chris Carney from Threshold Festival, host a Mental Health Awareness Day with live bands, music, extreme sports and coaching designed to raise awareness about mental health issues amongst young people. From now, until the end of the project, Rampworx and Liverpool NHS will help signpost young people to other relevant professional services available, such as YPAS, CAMHS, and Liverpool/Sefton NHS.
For more information about this, or other development projects that you want to support, or get involved in please contact Tony Berry on 0151 530 1500.