Skatepark Only: HALF TERM
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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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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!
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Skatepark Only: Take a look at our video of the park being refurbished
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!
What's On? Music + Skate + Events: Our new youth drop in centre runs every Saturday from 12 pm till 4 pm
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 ?
Have your birthday party at Pioneer Skatepark. You can book via:
or phone us Mon-Fri mornings: