Drift Tricks Open Skateboarding Jam for over 16’s

Date/Time: 14 April 2024 11am - 1pm & 1 - 3pm

Price: Free

Gallery: Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 11am - 3pm
Tiled Hall Cafe: Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 11am - 3pm
Shop: Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm / Sun: 11am - 3pm

Two hour skate jam session hosted with instructor Ro Elliott.

Have you ever wanted to skate inside an art gallery? You can book a free place at our Open Skate Jam upstairs in the beautiful Central Court space at Leeds Art Gallery. This Skate Jam is hosted by Ro Elliott (GB instructor).

Skateboarders can explore the steel sculptures by Dani Abulhawa called Drift Tricks installed in the space. The steel sculptures themselves reference the current climate emergency and its possible future effects, with Abulhawa imagining a future scenario where strong winds dislodge fragments of buildings that crash to the ground, becoming places for ‘creative recyclers of the city’ the play on.

These skate sessions are open for skateboard sessions only, no rollerblades, scooters or bikes.

There are two-hour slots with 20 skaters per session:

More about Ro Elliott

Ro (they/them) is a positive, friendly coach, and is exceptional at building relationships with young people. They have had a lot of experience in coaching minority groups, creating safe and inclusive spaces for all. Ro Elliott is a qualified first aider.

Further Info

You will be sent a safety disclaimer after booking and closer to the time of the workshop. Participation is understood to be at the participant’s own risk.

If the event is fully booked you are still welcome to come (drop-in) but priority will be given to those who have booked and there will be a max capacity of 20 skaters in a session.

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