What are the best indoor skateparks in the UK? Where can you find a good place to ride BMX or skate when the weather is bad? Will skateboarding in the rain ruin my board? They’re all problems us here in the UK have to consider.
It’s been a fair while since the days of jumping fences and avoiding spotlights to ride the local skate spot. Nowadays all you’ve got to do, weather permitting, is find a smooth surface and improvise some features.
If you’re in the UK, however, ‘weather permitting’ is usual an obstacle in itself. It can be a little bit… unpredictable and not always a skater’s best friend.
So what better way to get your daily fix of metal-sliding than heading to an indoor skatepark – but which one to choose? Here’s just a few of the best weather-proof skateparks in the country…
1) Ramp 1 Indoor Skatepark, Warrington
Located halfway between Manchester and Liverpool, Ramp 1 is a pretty easy journey for city-dwellers and locals alike. It caters for everyone with some awesome features, including a 165ft long plaza section and 112ft bowl.
The simple beginner section boasts a ton of features to jib on and gain confidence before moving onto bigger stuff…
….including the pro-standard rhythm section, perfect for getting some huge airtime and stomping landings. If that’s a bit much then you can get some Bob-Burnquist style air on the airbag.
A 2.5 hour session here will only set you back between £6.50 on a weekday and £8.50 on a weekend. So it’s not bad value for money, considering the huge variety of obstacles to ride.
For more information visit the Ramp 1 website.