Skaters, scooter fans and BMX riders in North Tyneside now have a state-of-the-art indoor facility to practice their grinds and stunts on. All thanks to YMCA North Tyneside and its Urban Mix department.
Elected Mayor Linda Arkley officially opened the facility and was joined by other elected members, local councillors, MP Mary Glindon, members of the community and future users of the facility.
Mrs Arkley said: “This is a great occasion for the borough and shows the YMCA’s commitment to providing services that matter as well as demonstrating how partnership working can be achieved by working together to affect our communities”.
Dean Titterton, the Chief Executive of the YMCA, commented, “We are truly proud of this facility and excited about what the future holds. The YMCA is committed to continuous improvement and providing services that the community have said they need. This is phase one of what we hope is a two-phase project that will see further facilities added to the academy such as DJing studios, a street dance area, graffiti art space as well as teaching and classroom space. We are actively seeking funding to deliver phase two and hope to progress with this in the near future”.
The facility is open seven days a week providing a large offer of public skate, scooter and BMX sessions, organised activities and teaching lessons as well as private hire/birthday party sessions.
For more information contact the YMCA Urban Mix Team at the Skate Park Academy on 0191 257 5434 Ext 109 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively visit www.ymcanorthtyneside.org or Facebook site www.facebook.com/ymcaurbanmixnt.