Where to skate

Hyde Park

In the summer we skate in Hyde Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6ish onwards, beginners welcome. In Winter time (once the clocks change), we meet up on Saturday, same location, from 11:30 am onwards.

Video of Hyde Park and Crystal Palace slalom: Hyde Park & Crystal Palace Slalom 10/ 11 October 

See map below for precise location

Finsbury Park

The surface is a bit rough so soft wheels are essential.

Portsmouth

Crystal Palace

We sometimes skate at Crystal Palace at weekends but only by prior arrangement by postings on the UK section of NCDSA

Hove

In the summer months on Friday evenings some people like to skate on the seafront down in Hove near Small Planet skate and Surf shop. Best check the UK section of NCDSA to confirm. Here’s a map of the area, X marks the shop:

Hillingdom Cycle Track

This is for special events only. The track has to be hired.

Ascot racecourse

The road itself comes off the main road and sweeps underneath the main road and racetrack. It does have gates, but the pathway one is open all the time and the road gate is open from about 8am-4pm. You just park on the downhill section going into the tunnel. IMPORTANT NOTE: If there is a race being held they use the road as access to get onto the heath so no cones around the race times on those days and of course Royal Ascot week is a complete no no. Race days are found here.

1. Longer Slalom road
2. Shorter steeper road
P. Park here.

You can even see a video of skating at ascot here.

4 Comments

  1. Posted July 21, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Mick / Sam

    is this the right place to post this link?
    Google earth file showing some slalom spots and some info about the sesisons – http://www.generalimprovement.co.uk/slalom_world.kmz
    iteration one; testing the idea.
    Ideally, it should be expanded and present slalom saketboard hotspots accross the world in one convenient overlay! Ncdsa would be the ideal place to compile the data from.
    any thoughts on that?
    Mmedo

  2. admin
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    A Google earth overlay for slalom would be great Mmedo. We could replace this page with one map displaying all locations, UK and global.
    It’s something I have been thinking about myself.
    (BTW that link don’t work)
    Happy to help get it set up and working here.
    for those who have no idea what this is about: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/javascript/v2/overlays.html
    a poor example but you get the idea and have seen them before: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/javascript/v2/examples/event-closure.html
    Nigel

  3. Posted July 22, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Nigel,
    the link should work if you have google earth installed.
    I have also posted on NCDSA (http://www.ncdsa.com/viewtopic.php?f=1533&t=1572)
    try it out.
    M

  4. Munchh
    Posted August 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I did have pictures on google earth of us skating at the Hove spot, but i just checked and they seemed to have been taken off??
    I wonder if they had a clean up, sham though, they were a good reference for anyone to see?

    Munchh.

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