Rain will not dampen spirits of adrenaline junkies’ ‘jam’

Area 51 Skate Jam at Sprotbrough Skate Park. Picture: Liz Mockler D9477LM
Area 51 Skate Jam at Sprotbrough Skate Park. Picture: Liz Mockler D9477LM

THRILL-SEEKERS are in for a treat when a high-adrenaline event comes to the area.

The ‘Skate and Scooter Jam’ was originally planned to be held this month at Sprotbrough Skatepark, but the torrid weather conditions meant those plans had to be postponed.

Despite the setback, adrenaline junkies will be sweetened with the fact that organisers Area51 have re-arranged the jam with hopes of eclipsing last year’s event where around 500 people came to the facility off Anchorage Lane.

Former national skater Steve Gratton, chairman of user group Area51 which he founded in 1999, said: “It was a shame to have to cancel the event but we’re really pleased to be able to hold it again because it brings in a lot of people to the area.

“The skatepark alone is a big attraction for people, you can see about 50 or 60 children using it at a time, they love having the facility.

“It is the most popular park in Doncaster, everyone goes there.”

The skate jam will include displays from BMX and scooters as well as competitions including the ‘highest air’ and ‘best trick’ for people to battle it out.

There will also be live bands on offer and other activities for all of the family at the park which is owned by Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council.

The re-arranged event will be held on September 2, from 10am to 7.30pm.

Area51 also offers trips for people, particularly youngsters, with a passion for extreme sports.

Following last year’s success when the group took scores of adrenaline junkies to a facility in Scarborough, the team has arranged for a day trip to Stoke Plaza Skatepark.

The trip will be held on August 12, from 9.30am to 7.30pm, costing £10 per person. Find out more details at www.area51doncaster.com