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Best UK Indoor Skateparks

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The Best Indoor Skateparks In The UK To Ride BMX And Skateboard!

It’s difficult to mention a whole list of the best uk indoor skateparks without inluding ourselves. We are totally stoked on our skatepark but this website talks about that enough, we want to talk less about rockcity and more about the other great places to visit around the country.

Mpora made a list not long ago that mentions the top 5 best UK indoor skateparks and that inlcudes: (no particular order)

  • Ramp1, Warrington
  • Bay Sixty6, London
  • Rush, Stroud
  • Mount Hawke, Cornwall
  • Rockcity, Hull

Nass Festival then also made a list where they mentioned their top 7 favourite skateparks in the UK: (no particular order)

  • Beast Rampz, Manchester
  • Rush, Stroud
  • Ramp1, Warrington
  • Bay Sixty6, London
  • Rockcity, Hull
  • Mount Hawke, Cornwall
  • Rampworx, Liverpool

We’re happy Rockcity has appeared on both those lists so that’s enough boasting for one post and we will ignore that, lets talk about the other brilliant UK indoor skateparks.

Ramp1, Bay Sixty6, Rush and Mount Hawke are all mentioned on both lists and here’s why.

Ramp1

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Ramp1 skatepark in Warrington, Cheshire is one of the largest in the country covering 50,000 square ft of space including 9 different areas. Wanting to ride something different? Then Ramp1 has enough to offer ensuring you wont get tired of riding the same thing all day.

Bay Sixty6

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Baysixty6 skatepark is split into three main sections: a bowl, a street section and a beginner section. Sponsored by NikeSB you can guarantee quality ramps and a sweet layout.

Rush

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Rush skatepark is another one of the giants  made up of 5 sections laid out over a 40,000sq ft. warehouse. There is something for every type of rider/skater at Rush skatepark, whether you are into street skating or transitions. Rush skatepark should definitely be on your list of places to visit soon.

Mount Hawke

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In May of 2016 Mount Hawke skatepark had a whole new design and layout fitted with a huge bowl being 7ft at its deepest. With plenty of different rails and ledges to hit you can definitily get creative with what the park has to offer. If your located close to Cornwall or fancy a day out riding with everyone then Mount Hawke is a must see.

 

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Vans Pro Skate Shoes

Vans shoes available at Rockcity

Here at Rockcity we are huge supporters of the Vans Pro Skate Shoes and our collection available online and in store shows it. The Vans Pro Skates Shoes we have in store and online include both signiture and pro models. The signiture models we have inlcude: Chima Ferguson Pro, Gilbert Crockett MID Pro, TNT SG, Half Cab Pro, Gilbert Crockett Pro. Our non signiture Pro Vans include: Style 112 Pro, Old Skool Pro, SK8-HI Pro, Chukka Low, Lindero 2, and of course the Era Pro. All these models come in a variety of different colourways as well so make sure you have a good browse and find which ones you like best!

The Vans Pro Skate Shoes are identifed by their distinctive Vans Pro label, The Vans Pro are built to last longer with reinforced abrasion areas and provide extra support and cushioning demanded by the world’s best professional skateboarders. Made from a strong suede the Pro range will definitely last much longer than your classic non Pro range of Vans.

As well as stocking a lot of Vans Pro Skate Shoes we also stock the regular non pro Old Skool in a range of different colourways, which are made from a sturdy canvas and leather upper and featuring the signiture rubber waffle outsole. Not built with the reinforced abrasion specifically like the Pro range but more suited for your smart or casual situations.

Check out all our Vans Pro Skate Shoes here:

http://rockcity.co.uk/store/skate/skate-shoes?brand=299

Check out this video as Vans test out the Gilbert Crockett Pro in a ‘Wear Test’ at the House Of Vans Brooklyn, NY.

While you are over on YouTube make sure you check out our channel where we upload a lot of skating and BMX videos. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Rockcity YouTube

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Bouldering Training

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In more recent years bouldering has been rising in popularity mainly because of its ease of access for all… No training is required at all so it’s easy enough for anyone to come along and start bouldering training right away.

The numbers of boulder only members that turn up for bouldering training over the years has surged here at rockcity with many seeing it as an alternative to the normal gym session bringing some more variety into their excersise routine. We currently have 4 bouldering walls which caters to all ages and ability whether it toddlers or even a little older in age.

Bouldering is based heavily not only on strength in the arms and legs  but also core strenght, so incuding some simple excersises into your ecversise regime such as plank will help to improve your overall performance when bouldering. However, improving areas such as strength to weight ratio, hand and forearm muscular efficiency, and mobility.

Steve McClure bouldering training in our AbyssSteve McClure bouldering training in our Abyss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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