Summer Skating Sessions

The Summer Holidays are nearly upon us and SK8school has all your skating needs covered, with a weekly choice of FREE and paid skate sessions.

Here’s the full list with links.

Wednesdays:

Skate Camp – based on our after school skate clubs, these sessions cost £5 and

Eastbourne Skate Lessons - Kids Skate Camp
Eastbourne Skate Lessons – Kids Skate Camp

include skate hire and FREE Drinks, the hour long sessions use specially crafted games to improve 5-11 year olds skating abilities, so they learn whilst they have fun. There will be two sessions and you should book into either one (or both).

Wednesday Night Skate – a Free tour of Eastbourne (and other places) on skates.

Eastbourne Wednesday Night Skate - Summer 7pm at the Cage
Eastbourne Wednesday Night Skate – Summer 7pm at the Cage

Each week the route varies and so does the start point so do check you are going to the right place before setting out. The options on this skate vary hugely, sometimes we skate to Hampden Park for Fish n Chips, Sometimes to Pevensey for a Beach BBQ, Marina for a Beer, Holywell for Ice Cream, Bexhill etc….

Saturdays:

Free Afternoon Skate Session – Based on the Eastbourne Roller Disco at Hampden Park, The Skate Guards and Instructors run a FREE session at the Cage and 20150614_141146_2 - smallBasketball courts, with FREE Drinks and some skate hire available. Officially 4-6pm but the Cage is open to all 24/7. No need to book, just turn up with your friends.

Sundays:

Eastbourne Skate Lessons – For all ages and abilities. Booking is essential. £8 Adult, £5 Child, £5 Hire, Protective Gear Free.

Free Afternoon Skate Session – as per Saturday, Free fun and games, Free Drinks, some skate hire.

 

For other spontaneous events and happenings in Eastbourne check our Facebook Page and Twitter. Our our website lists Eastbourne Skating Events.

Eastbourne Skating Treasure Hunt Results 2015

IMAG2126 - smallWell done to all those Skaters, Cyclists, Walkers, Scooters etc. Amazing efforts from 80+ people making 15+ teams and solving the clues to this years Treasure hunt. Here’s the results break down and analysis.

School Teams were entered from Ocklynge (2 teams) Haven and Parkland.

Here’s the overall positions for all teams taking part on the day Ranked from First to Last (except the top team actually scored 0 not 35 as alas… they finished 4 minutes after the race).

Team Name Captain Adults Kids Time Spd Item Pix Qs Total
The Goonies Sam Fasbender 4 2 2.23 10 8 17 35NO Finish
Team Marine Olivia 3 0 1.13 2 6 6 17 31
Team Winners Cptn Quk Cptn Slw 4 5 1.15 1 9 7 14 31
Team Awsome Mark Rowe 4 3 1.04 3 7 6 14 30
SK8 City Rollers Tom Davis 4 4 1.42 8 4 13 25
Ooops I crashed Again Alfie Woollard 2 2 1.48 7 5 13 25
Ock Sk8 Lana Burnett 4 5 1.49 7 3 15 25
Wild Goose Chasers Bobbie Rummery 3 0 1.58 9 6 9 24
The Hills are Alive Rowland 2 2 1.37 3 5 13 21
Brown & Sticky Kevin Brown 3 3 1.47 10 0 5 15
Triple G George Burnett 2 1 1.55 1 3 11 15
Parklands Crew Steph Scarlett 2 3 1.57 0 2 13 15
The Cast Aways Cheryl 2 3 1.46 4 0 5 9
Ringmer Clueless Tania Rivers 1 3 No Finish 0

And here’s the School team results.

Team Name Captain School Time Spd Item Pix Qs Total
Team Marine Olivia Haven 1.13 2 6 6 17 31
Ock Sk8 Lana Burnett Ock 1 1.49 7 3 15 25
SK8 City Rollers Tom Davis Ock 2 1.42 8 4 13 25
Parklands Crew Steph Scarlett Parkland 1.57 0 2 13 15

Interesting Stuff we noticed:

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Jake from Team OCK SK8 – clearly too cool for school!

Only 8 Teams managed to get the X marks the spot question right.

Half the teams didn’t read the questions through before setting off and only realised on question 7 that the first 6 questions didn’t count! (Even though it was in the instructions and individually pointed out at team launch!).

Team Marine were so quick (but not the quickest) that they finished before the judges turned up – AND they’d stopped to answer questions 1-6 which they didn’t need to do! Would it have cost them the 9 minutes difference from the fastest team – Team Awesome?

Team Marine and Team “Winners” tied on score, but in the event of a tie, its the faster team that wins.

Team Goonies scored highest, but unfortunately missed out on getting back before we’d closed up and counted all the scores! 4 minutes faster and they’d have won it!

Treasure Hunt Winners 2015
Well Done Marine Team from Haven – Winners 2015
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Team Brown & Sticky – before the going got tough!

The picture triangulation questions were in general answered correctly and almost everyone spotted the subtle photo shop question, of extra bike racks. More people in fact than a few years ago when we “removed the whole pier” from a view and people were telling us a dog bin had moved!

All in all a fantastic day and everyone seemed to love it. Best turn out yet and we’re looking forward to next years already!

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The Goonies – highest score on the day… but alas 4 minutes after closing!
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Judge John – always loves setting up the hunt for everyone to enjoy and always the main man for the route tests – Cheers John! :)
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Awaiting the Results!
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The other two partners in crime – judging the treasure hunt results and scores.
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Team “The Hills are Alive” racing through the clues!
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The rest of Team OCK SK8 from Ocklynge.
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Team Captains briefing – nothing can go wrong!

Next Hunt 2016 – see you there!

Eastbourne is skating for fun this weekend!

Anticipations of this years Treasure Hunt is building, we already have 11 teams registered and expect several more before the deadline of midday Sunday.

The teams are currently…

Team Name Captain
Tshirts 4U Olivia
SK8 City Rollers Tom Davis
Wild Goose Chasers Bobbie Rummery
Ock Sk8 Lana Burnett
Ringmer Rollers Tania Rivers
Too fast to catch Yvonne
Ooops I crashed Again Alfie Woollard
The Browns Kevin Brown
Clueless Kim Cameron
The Winners Cptn Quk Cptn Slw
Team Awsome Mark Rowe

So good luck to all of them!

31 Adults and 26 kids so far make up the teams but there are still more teams out there deciding on whether to cycle, scoot, skate or walk and “all importantly” getting a good team name.

If you need to register a team – do it here : Treasure Hunt Team Registration.

Eastbourne Skating Variety!

Eastbourne Skating is always and exciting and vibrant activity for many people in the community, here’s some of the best and brightest skating events coming your way in the next few days. Complete with handy links for booking in :)

Sunday 31st Group Lessons from 9:30am Skaters Cage.

Sunday 31st Ryans Wheel Chair and Smart Drive Charity Skate (Facebook)

and here to go straight to the gofundme page. 2pm from Bexhill Pavilion.

Sunday 7th JuneSkate Grading from 11am Skaters Cage.

Sunday 14th JuneSeafront Treasure Hunt (Team Booking) 2pm Skaters Cage, round the redoubt and finishing in the Marina.

Battle Roller Disco – Fridays 6pm (Lessons at 5pm)

Eastbourne Roller Disco at Hampden Park – Saturdays 4pm

Wednesday Night Skate – From the Cage 7:30pm (With a little Roller Basketball)

Eastbourne’s Big Skating Events and Stories of the moment!

The Excitement is building – and there’s so much going on its easy to see why! Here’s the links to all the events you can book into over the next 30 days!

Sunday 24th Group Lessons

Sunday 24th Skate Streetwize

Sunday 31st Ryans Wheel Chair and Smart Drive Charity Skate (Facebook)

and here to go straight to the gofundme page.

Sunday 7th JuneSkate Grading

Sunday 14th JuneSeafront Treasure Hunt (Team Booking)

Something for all ages and abilities, with these special events.

Meanwhile the “usuals” are still running each week…

Battle Roller Disco – Fridays 6pm (Lessons at 5pm)

Eastbourne Roller Disco at Hampden Park – Saturdays 4pm

Wednesday Night Skate – From the Cage 7:30pm (With a little Roller Basketball)

 

 

Skate in Eastbourne or Brighton on the street skates!

Every Tuesday and Wednesday there’s a couple of free street skates with varied weekly routes. The Skate in Eastbourne happens on a Wednesday and meets up at the Skaters Cage on Royal Parade, then heads off to various locations depending on the mood of the crowd! The skate meets up from 7pm and skaters warm up with some Roller Basketball till kick off at 7:30pm. The skate is suitable for intermediate skaters.

Street Skating

The Brighton skate takes place on a Tuesday from 7:30pm meeting at the West Pier. Routes do vary and the pace can be quick and the hills can be steep! There is a lot of actual street, kerbs etc. So don’t just pop some skates on for the first time and expect to join in! Distance can be 6 miles+ on some routes.

In all cases use your head! If the weather looks like it’s going to be very windy or wet, or the floors are wet, then the skate may not go ahead. Often they are not “organised” events so there is no central place to check for GO/No Go.

Want to do this, but not sure you have the skills? Try the Skate Streetwize Course.