Learn how to skate in safety at Jam event in Essex

PUBLISHED: 17:20 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 21:53 31 May 2010

Mini skatepark.

Mini skatepark.

TOP pro riders will be in action at the biggest skate event ever to be held at Saffron Walden s world-class One Minet Park from noon on Sunday (August 23). The skatepark at the rear of the Lord Butler Leisure Centre on Peaslands Road has teamed up with th

TOP pro riders will be in action at the biggest skate event ever to be held at Saffron Walden's world-class One Minet Park from noon on Sunday (August 23).

The skatepark at the rear of the Lord Butler Leisure Centre on Peaslands Road has teamed up with the LCB Skate School to launch One Minet Park Jam 2009.

Free skate tuition will be available throughout the day on the park's new beginner section to help people learn to skateboard in a safe environment.

A spokesman from LCB said: "The guys at One Minet at LCB know that skateboarding can sometimes seem a bit intimidating and dangerous. But we are out to prove that anyone can enjoy this great activity with the right advice and tips.

"Thanks to the separate beginners' park at One Minet, riders can now have the confidence to skate without fear of crossing the more experienced path but with the added bonus of gaining inspiration and motivation by being right in the thick of a buzzing park.

"LCB Skate School will be providing free skate tuition on the day. This will include experienced and insured instructors offering expert advice on breaking the skate scene. The boards are waiting with all the safety equipment to get you shredding with complete confidence.

"Whether you have graced the grip of a plank before and just want to perfect those flips; or maybe you are just interested in trying something new, LCB provide an informed lesson catered to your personal needs."

As well as free lessons some of the UK's top pro riders will be demonstrating some of the moves that have made them the best skaters in the country. Live DJs will be providing a soundtrack to the event and there will be hot food and cold drinks to help you refuel after a session on the ramps.

One Minet Park Jam 2009 is a family event and there will be plenty of entertainment to keep everyone entertained.

Skate lessons will be available without prior notice, however to avoid disappointment it is recommended to sign up in advance. Email info@lcbsurfstore.com and they will send you confirmation and a consent form.

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