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Skatepark Only: HALF TERM

Posted May 22, 2015

We are closed Bank Holiday Monday 25th May but running two 12 noon-4pm mixed sessions next week – Thursday 28th and Friday 29th. We will be open for SK8 Camp Mon-Fri in the mornings.


Posted April 30, 2015

Vans @ Pioneer 2015

On Saturday APRIL 25TH 2015,  shops from all over the UK arrived in St Albans for a practice skate day, complimentary waffles, drinks and skate films ahead of Sunday’s competition. Vans also brought their own mini ramp along for the event, which made its home in the car park for all to skate all weekend.

By Sunday lunchtime, Pioneer Skatepark quickly filled out. Just like old skate comps, people lined the walls of the park trying to get a good view, but not get in the way.

Some of the favourites included last years winners Lost Art & Skate Pharmacy, along with the usual heavy hitters Black Sheep, Fifty-Fifty, Forty Two, Route One and many more. In total, 27 shop teams went head to head with 3-minute runs in a bid to make it through to the 4 team final, selected by legendary judges, Rodney Clarke, Andy Willis & Nick Zorlac.

With so many good skaters it’s hard to pick names out, but after some strong runs from all teams involved, the standouts where Fifty-Fifty, Forty Two, BBC and The Black Sheep, who all went through to the final.

Korahn Gayle from Fifty-Fifty had his usual lazy yet solid style. Alex Halford from Forty Two was on his usual good form, along with the rest of the team who killed it as a whole.
Luke Jarvis from BBC was charging the park, attacking everything at full speed. Alex Decunha also from BBC was skating on a real technical level with some amazing tricks.

However in the end it was The Black Sheep who took the top spot, using every feature and dominating the park. Rob Smith was going huge, with ally-oop 360 transfers from quarter to wall-ride, along with backside flip footplants. Harry Lintell & Jiri Bulin owned the park, landing technical hammers every second: switch back lip, kickflip front board, over crook back 180… list goes on. A well deserved win that will see them heading out to Europe to compete in the finals later this year.

Shop Riot Winners 2015


 Thanks to Ann Brooks and all Pioneer staff, Marc Churchill for working the mic, the judges, Louis Tagliaferro at Red Bull, Shiner distribution and everyone for coming down and making it a rad day.

All photos by James North

Vans Shop Riot @ Pioneer 2015

News: Summer Opening Hours: April until Autumn 2015

Posted March 24, 2015


From 6th April we will be operating summer opening hours.
Public skate/scooter sessions will run from Thursdays to Sundays inclusive.
Monday ,Tue and Wed closed.

Parkour and ABC as normal

Don’t forget you can also hire the skate park for private use when we are closed. We offer special week day rates phone 01727 850741

Skatepark Only: Skate Park Disclaimer/Membership Form ~ please print and bring with you

Posted September 27, 2014

The Pioneer Club Skate Park has a Membership/Disclaimer Form, which every person who attends must fill in correctly and have signed in order to visit us. If you are under 18 and a parent can not be present to sign at the park please make sure they have read and signed on your behalf prior to arrival or you will be refused entry to the park.

Please use the link above to start your download and click the button which states:

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Forms are of course available at Pioneer – this is just if you want to save some time. We look forward to welcoming you to the UK’s longest running indoor skate park.

Skatepark Only: Summer Skatepark Opening Time Sessions @ Pioneer 2015

Posted September 3, 2014

Our skatepark opening times are currently as follows:

Mondays 5 pm till 7 pm : Parkour

Thursdays 6 pm  -  8 pm: Beginners Skateboard

Fridays 6 pm  -  9 pm: Scooter Only

Saturday 11 am  -  2 pm:  Mixed                        2 pm  - 5 pm: Mixed

Sunday 10 am  -  12 noon: Sunday Skate School          12 noon  -  5 pm: Mixed


Don’t forget we also offer private hires and birthday parties.

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charity news: Did You Know We Are A Charity? WE NOW ACCEPT ONLINE DONATIONS

Posted August 27, 2014

The Pioneer Club Charity needs your help to keep going in these difficult times. If you would like to donate any money to us you can now do so via this button!

Skatepark Only: Twitter

Posted March 26, 2014

Follow us on our twitter page to stay in touch with all things Pioneer


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Skatepark Only: Take a look at our video of the park being refurbished

Posted January 25, 2014
For those that wonder what goes into what you are riding on. Check out this amazing time lapse by Rodney showing what went into the latest refurb. These guys spend 28 days including some 24hr ones to give us an awesome park. You get to see it in 7min30sec!
How to build a Skatepark in 28 days

The Pioneer Skatepark in St Albans was recently refurbished
Click on this link to see Andy Willis

What's On? Music + Skate + Events: Our new youth drop in centre runs every Saturday from 12 pm till 4 pm

Posted January 22, 2014
From Saturday the  18th   January we will be running our new youth drop in centre. If you are over 12 and would like to come and join us from 12 pm till 4 pm to hang out and play in some X BOX leagues or maybe a bit of table tennis or  just have  a chill come down.
Runs  every Saturday in the community room at Pioneer club .
We plan on running some workshops as the weeks go on, so if there is something you would like to learn about more get in touch!
Who fancies a table tennis match at this Saturday’s Youth Drop- in ?

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News: Birthday Parties At Pioneer Skatepark

Posted March 11, 2013

Have your birthday party at Pioneer Skatepark. You can book via:

or phone us Mon-Fri mornings:

 01727 850741