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Joy for skaters as park halfway there

Halfway through the skatepark construction

Halfway through the skatepark construction

Arbroath’s skaters are champing at the bit as construction continues on schedule for their long-awaited skatepark.

Construction started last month on the project which has seen the community band together under the umbrella of the Arbroath Skatepark Project (ASP) Club to source more than £200,000 to develop a custom-built park for skaters and BMXers to use.

ASP chair Jillian Low said: “The construction of the new skatepark at Arbroath’s West Links Park is now approximately at the halfway point.

“Members of the user group, ASP Cub, are over the moon that their efforts of the past four years have finally come to fruition, and are watching the build enthusiastically as it develops.

“Indeed, the contractors, Alex Butter Landscaping are inviting representatives of ASP on site on a regular basis to view and discuss progress, providing the group the opportunity to be involved right through to completion, which is expected to be late September.”

Work continues for the group however as they plan the official opening celebrations which have been scheduled for Saturday, October 11.

It is an open invitation event for the whole family, and there will be opportunities to try out the new facilities or watch others showing off their skills.

Experienced groups from across the country, including 20TwentyBMX from Aberdeen will be joining in and there will be a few ‘jams’ throughout the day.

Angus Mountain Bike Trails Association’s portable pump track will be available and other attractions will include a funfair, live music, inflatables and a marquee for stallholders.

The committee are in the process of organising a live band to continue the party at an indoor venue after the day events.

For more information, details of how to help or for stallholder inquiries contact asp.2010@hotmail.co.uk or 07791169313.

 

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