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New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Mike9000 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:36 am

Personally I'm over the moon with this news - an indoor street plaza. I expect the usual "looks shite" but seriously, this is brilliant for the locals as there are no indoor parks within a 45 minute drive from jct15 of the M6.

Stoked! I'll be able to go skating 8) 8) 8) 8) :lol: :lol: ..- ..- :mrgreen: :idea: :P :o :o :o :D :twisted: :arrow: :%

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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby pete » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:45 am

looks good. But seriously, what is it with indoor skateparks needing to call themselves "Unit"

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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Mike9000 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:48 pm

I'd hazard a guess at industrial units :lol:

I'm REALLY pleased about this...sounds sad but the area really needed something. All well and good having Stoke Plaza but fuck all places to go when it rains. I hope it is a success for all involved.

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Stoke-Trent-8217-s-indoor-skate-park-opens-doors/story-29372330-detail/story.html
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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Fen » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:02 pm

Nice one. It looks OK. Good opening times too.
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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby undertime » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:03 pm

Great. Good luck to them.

Prices could be a bit high for some kids I suppose, but then maybe that'll keep the scooters to a low level.

Be interested to hear what it's like once you've been. I'm back in the North West occasionally and, being a (crap) 80s street skater, like the plaza style parks.

From the couple of pictures I can see looks like quite a lot of variety in a fairly compact area. If the build quality and management is good then sure it'll be a blast.

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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Brian S » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:07 pm

Why on a lot of indoor skatepark websites & facebook pages does it completely fail to show or tell you what terrain they actually have to skate on?
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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Mike9000 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:31 pm

Brian S wrote:Why on a lot of indoor skatepark websites & facebook pages does it completely fail to show or tell you what terrain they actually have to skate on?


Crazy oversight isn't it? No bowl.

Looks like two mellow mini ramps and a street/plaza section with the usual stuff. Despite the highest prices I'll probably be there a bit if it is decent enough. I'm easily pleased though :lol: ..-

Will report back once I know more...
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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Fen » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:55 pm

It is very basic but it was put together by a group of friends on a 40,000 grant. Yes no bowl but bowls are expensive to make. It is somewhere dry to practice on in the winter and that can only be a good thing.
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Re: New indoor park in Stoke-on-Trent....

Postby Mike9000 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:44 pm

No parking. Not a shady area, but I was a bit unsure of where to park. Could have parked in town and walked in I guess. Oh well, will make it there one day!
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