Skate community projects

Rescue the Ramp

Skatepark reskinned

The Norton and Malton Skatepark in North Yorkshire has one of only two freestanding and free-to-use halfpipes left in the UK. After an extensive campaign to Rescue the Ramp, led by Ryan Swain and gaining worldwide attention and support from pro athletes including Tony Hawk, Bam Margera and Jamie Bestwick, the skatepark finally received the all-clear from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The 18-month long restoration project saw the halfpipe and existing skatepark resurfaced with a durable riding material made with sustainably harvested rapidly-renewable paper. Rebuilt by King Ramps with a new quarter pipe and pyramidal funbox with grind rail and grind box, the whole park is skinned with Skatelite - the leading ramp surface used by the top skaters and BMX riders in parks, camps, training facilities and comps all over the globe - and now accessible to the local community.

Project

Norton + Malton Skatepark

Build

King Ramps + Ryan Swain

Application

Outdoor skatepark surfaces

Material

Skatelite Pro Natural

Location

North Yorkshire, UK

Photography

Ryan Swain

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