Blader collective Forged From Steel is transforming the House Skatepark into a blader’s paradise this coming Saturday, 11th June, when they host their first Blade Jam at the park. The day is a blade only event, featuring DJs, a BBQ and a marketplace of trade stalls, and ONLY an ice cream van to keep competitors cool. As well as an impressive array of sponsors, the Jam has a serious prize pot for the winners of the Expert / Sponsored category. First place nets you £500, second £250, and third £100, so it’s well worth throwing your hat in the ring.

Here’s how the day will run:

The park opens at 10am as usual but the day is BLADE ONLY, so please don’t turn up intending to skate or scoot, because we hate turning people away! While the competitive events start at 12, you might want to come down earlier if you intend to enter, as each category is open to 30 entrants max. Sign up sheets will be in the office from when the park opens. Then…

12pm: 16 and Under comp.

2pm: Open section.

4pm: Expert / Sponsored

The comp will round off with a Best Trick challenge, with a £100 prize generously donated by Rollhouse Skate Shop (check out their stall at the event).

Entry fee is £5 to enter or just spectate. Sponsors so far include Loco Skates, Razor Skates, Ground Control, Noodle Brain, Kaltik, Blade Life, Trigger Skates, Rollhouse, Tru Apparel,Mute Collective, Forged From Steel, Fox Wax, S F Brand and the House Skatepark.