Tommy Dang – Sunday 8th October

Tommy Dang 

Scooter rider, explorer and you-tuber.

Tommy Dang will be coming to junction 4 skate park next Sunday 8th October! Tommy Dang, 23, from Traralgon Australia, has been travelling around the world for the past two and a half years, trying to see how big scootering really is. If you don’t know who Tommy is i urge you to go and check out his YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLg41Acroe1MoFiGJdy3aPg and instagram- @tomasaurusdang

 

“I urge you to travel as far and as widely as possible. Go without the latest gadget, throw yourself out of your comfort zone. Find out how other people live and realise the world is a much bigger place than the town you live in. When you come home , home may be the same but something in your mind will have changed. 

Trust me that changes everything.”

“Tommy Dang”

Band and Bowl Night 3rd November 2017

BOWL AND BAND NIGHT

A night for all disciplines, Bowl and band night will take place on the 3rd of November.

Get out your best fancy dress and join Junction4 for a Halloween Bowl and Band night, this event i for everyone , any age, skate park user or not. 

We will have a fully licensed bar and the band will be set up in the park with room to spectate and boogie if you like. most of the park will be open for anyone who fancy’s a shred.

The band – Folkestra 

‘Six-piece punk-roots-rockers The Folkestra display some of their melodic class, great harmonies and an ear for a good tune.  Full frontal guitar, banjo and Mandolin assault.’ – R2 (Rock-n-Reel) Magazine

“Folk / pop delivered with a swagger and the rhythmic roar of acoustic guitars and banjos. This outfit have been together for a few years, mixing covers and original material and it’s obvious their own songs are what we’re really after” -louderthanwar
 

‘The Folkestra throw rock, punk and acoustic in the mix to folk music and get something truly unique on the outcome.  The Folkestra initiate an immense round dance of brisk, lively melodies full of exuberance.  Join in the merrymaking.’- rockbritain.com

The Folkestra website – https://www.thefolkestra.com/

 

 

Scoot GB – 15th October

Scoot GB is coming to Junction4.

Please follow the steps below to enter.

  1. Obtain a license from Scoot GB here : https://www.scootgb.org/collections/all
  2. Register with Junction 4 here : https://www.junction4skatepark.co.uk/register/
  3. when you have registered go to BOOK SESSION on your dashboard
  4. Select week commencing Thursday 12th October
  5. The event will appear below-press event and confirm booking
  6. pay online 
  7. On the day use the check in system @ Junction 4 Skatepark

On the 15th October Scoot GB will be coming to Junction4, Scoot GB is a competition with a number of stops throughout the UK and allows riders to gain a ranking amongst other scooter riders within the uk. It is also an opportunity for riders to get noticed and possibly pick up sponsors as company reps are present at most events. 

Riders will be entered into categories with other riders of a similar skill level and age to ensure an even competition. To enter you must register with Scoot GB for a competition licence which can be obtained from https://www.scootgb.org

A few people have asked about judging at what judges will be looking for so below is an over view on how judging works. 

Judging

  • The judging panel will consist of a total of at least three (3) judges selected by the event organiser or Scoot Sport GB.
  • A Judging area will be provided at the course and must be able to command a good view of the course.
  • Whilst the competition is underway, communication with the judges by any person/s is not to be allowed except that of the MC in need of clarification matters or safety reasons.
  • Only the rider, the MC and any appointed Photographer, Videography will be permitted on the riding course during any Competition 
  • All judges decisions are final. In the event of a complaint regarding the Judging at any event, the SGB committee will investigate. Outcomes of any such investigations will be detailed.
  • One judge will be appointed Head Judge and must be responsible for collecting and recording Score sheets, immediately following each heat or section of individual runs. The head judge will be responsible for ensuring that ALL the score sheets are handed to the Event Organiser.
  • The next competitor will not start their run until the judges scores have been recorded.
  • All Judges scores will be made available to all competitors on completion of each event, this will be done within a practical timescale.

RESULTS

All results and finishing positions will be made available and published as soon as practically possible after the event with the top 3 positions being announced and awarded at the event itself.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA AND FORMAT CHART

DIFFICULTY 

  • Tricks that are difficult to execute.
  • Technical tricks.
  • Difficult lines within the park.
  • Large gaps or high airs will also be taken into account.

DIVERSITY

  • A run consisting of various types of tricks (grinds, stalls and airs).
  • Using the park to its full capability (tricking on as many obstacles as you can).
  • Using the park in ways that other competitors are not.
  • The more varied the run and the more obstacles ridden the higher the score.

CONSISTENCY

  • A run that has been done without any feet touching by mistake or crashes.
  • Tricks done but not pulled smooth will also come into account.
  • The less touches or crashes and the smoother the run the higher the score.

STYLE

  • Confidence that is shown in a riders run, i.e attempting hard tricks.
  • Originality

This is a huge event for Junction4 and we are looking forward to seeing everyone on the day.

Here is a video from our previous scooter jam at Junction4 :

More information will be released shortly.

Thankyou 

Junction4 Team

Boards , Burgers And Beers – 7th September

Boards , Burgers and Beers!

A skateboard only night with a twist. Join us for a night of skating , beers and burgers. This night will take place on Thursday 7th September 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

£10 entry and this includes a beer and an burger. 

After our recent summer skate jam, skate night has become a popular night for all abilities and is always a good session.

Heres a video from a previous skate night: 

 

Heres a video from our Summer Skate Jam: 

Summer Skate Jam from Junction 4 Skatepark on Vimeo.

Party in the Park

One of the things we have been asked most often is do we do party bookings?

I am pleased to say now, yes we do!

You can have your own private party at Junction 4 for you and your friends. The Party includes 1 hour of riding, 30 minutes of Skatepark party games, a filmed video of your party, a junction4 present and 30 minutes for you and your friends to enjoy something to eat in our chill out room.

If you would like to have a party at Junction4 please contact info@junction4skatepark.co.uk

Grand Opening Day

East Lancashire’s first indoor skatepark has been hailed a major success after attracting more than a thousand youngsters in its first few months.

Junction 4 Skatepark in Darwen was given an official opening ceremony on Saturday, having opened its doors to skaters, BMX and scooter riders last September.

Since then, the £120,000 council-run facility has seen children and teenagers travel from all over the North West to test its halfpipes and ramps, with hundreds turning up on busy weekends.

It is based at the former Blackburn Rovers Sports Academy building, next to Darwen Vale High School, and regularly gets more than 100 visits per day.

Among the regulars is 13-year-old Dexter Williams, from Burnley, who is one of the top ranked scooter riders in the country.

Despite some opposition to the plans from some locals, who wanted the site to remain a fitness centre, Blackburn with Darwen Council leader Kate Hollern said it has been a ‘real success story’.

She added: “It’s been absolutely fantastic and I’m so pleased that we were able to respond to the requests from young people for a venue like this.

“They had been asking for a long time, because they were having to go up to Clitheroe which would cost them quite a bit.

“The site’s at the back of the school and out the way, so there’s no detriment to local residents.

“Now the youngsters have asked for a small shop in there so we’re going to try and do that.”

Stephen Ball, 35, of Priory Drive, Darwen, was there on Saturday with his nine-year-old son Josh, who rides a scooter.

And he says the park is just what is needed in the area and offers something to keep youngsters active.

He said: “I think it’s brilliant for the kids, and finally something for them to do.

“There are some who come in every single day, it’s brilliant.”

Josh, a pupil at St Joseph’s School, added: “It’s really good because we’d just have to ride on the street before.”

There are now more than 1,000 people registered to use the centre, who pay between £4 and £6.50 per session. Over 16s pay slightly more.

Pat Jersey – The Walking Man

Pat is a fellow rider and friend of Junction 4 who is currently walking the length of Britain and in the process climbing 3 peaks. I first met Pat out in Barcelona, I was on a riding holiday and he happened to be doing the same thing, he very generously showed us round all the spots for a week which was handy as I had never been before.Since then Pat has developed an addiction to Adventure and exploration, after going on an extremely long cycle around the world he has now set his sights on a walking adventure closer to home. Below is a video from his recent visit to Junction4 during his walk. Author – Tom Pickup