Charleston County Parks’ SK8 Charleston skate park to open March 4

Charleston County Parks’ SK8 Charleston skate park to open March 4

Grand Opening Celebrations over two weekends with live music, contests, demos

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is set to open a premier concrete skate park, known as SK8 Charleston, with grand opening events on Saturday, March 4 and Saturday, March 11

Located at 1549 Oceanic Street on the Charleston peninsula, this site overlooking the Ashley River features over 32,500 square feet of skate able terrain designed and built by Team Pain

Skate Parks. The park grand opening events on March 4 and 11 are open to the public and

will feature live music, giveaways, best trick contests and skateboarding demos

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission has always looked to provide world class facilities for the public we serve,” said CCPRC Executive Director Tom O’Rourke.

SK8 Charleston is the next in a long line of great facilities.”

“The Charleston County area has been waiting a long time for the opportunity to enjoy a facility

like this. We are all as excited about the opening of this park as any facility we have opened.”

SK8 Charleston will feature a 200 foot long snake run, an 11.5 foot deep pro bowl, a seven foot

deep intermediate bowl, and a 315 foot long street course. The facility features a building

with a large viewing deck, a small skate shop, restrooms, seating, and food and drink concessions. The grand opening events will feature live music from local and regional punk, ska and indie rock bands performing beginning at 1 p.m

Bands include

Dragged Under, Colorworld, Black Power Mixtape, Another Man’s Trash, Sex Wax, Voorhees,

Dumb Doctors, McRad on ?March 4, and Anergy, Glass Lashes, The Prevalent, The Lungs, Hale Bopp Astronauts, Hearts on Fire and Lewis Turn Out on March 11.

An admission fee will be charged for spectators and participants

General admission to the skate park will be $3 for participants, and $1 for spectators. Gold Pass holders and kids 2 and under may spectate free of charge.

An annual skate park pass can be purchased for $40.

SK8 Charleston’s hours of operation will be 2 – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Skateboarding and inline skating will be the only activities allowed every Wednesday through Monday, with each Tuesday designated as a BMX biking only day.

All ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

Helmets will be required for all who are skating or biking. Pads are recommended, but not required.

Children 12 and under must be under the supervision of an adult at all times, and all visitors must complete a Hold Harmless form (signed by a parent or legal guardian for those 18 or under).

In addition to being open for daily use, CCPRC’s future plans for SK8 Charleston include special events, competitions, camps, skating lessons and more. The SK8 Charleston grand opening events are made possible through the support of Parrot Surf Shop, Continuum Skateshop, Ocean Surf Shop and Charleston County Parks

SK8 Charleston is considered a construction site and is currently not open to the public. For more information on SK8 Charleston, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com/Skatepark

The future SK8 Charleston is located on the Charleston peninsula at 1549 Oceanic Street and is owned by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC).? The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes four land parks, three beach parks, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, a historic plantation site, 19 boat landings, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities.? CCPRC also offers a wide variety of recreational services festivals, camps, classes, programs, and much more. For more information, call 843-795-4386

Visit:? www.charlestoncountyparks.com, or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app.

?Photo Credits to Steve Aycock