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Sk8Side is a Community Interest Company providing youth services, for 8-19 year olds, in the Ashford area. We operate out of a drop-in centre located close to the Ashford Skate Park.

Please use the links above to see more information about us and our services.

 
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Our Centre is based just behind the Stour Centre in Ashford, right next to the Skate Park.

You can see our opening hours on the "Contact Us" page. We have trained Youth Workers always on hand and we operate a "Tuck Shop" - for essential drinks and snacks and an "Equipment Shop" that sells skateboards, accessories, clothing and videos and offers technical help in fixing boards, bikes & scooters and improving your riding skills. We also offer the loan of boards, mini ramps etc to our Club members.

We operate daily sessions, except Sunday & Monday. In The Centre and we have fully trained personnel to help with problems, we offer completely confidential help and advice on a range of topics - including Job searches, CV writing, interview techniques as well as Sexual & Mental Health/relationship issues. We have links to various agencies if your issues need more help.

"We're here to listen to you"

Whether you're a skateboarder, scooter rider, BMX'er or just on 2 legs then the Centre is here for you. We have the latest game consuls and games - we sometimes organise Playstation 4 Tournaments to test your "thumbs"! We have, for Club members, a range of musical instruments and sports equipment, if that's whay you're into. We often organise Creative Craft evenings. During the school holidays we have an action packed programme - for details see "Holiday Programme".

The Skate Park

Ashford skatepark is built from metal ramps on a tarmac base. The skatepark features a mini ramp, quarter pipes, flat banks, driveway, funbox, ledges and rails. The park underwent major refurbishment in 2011, and in the summer of 2012 when two concrete pipes were added - one for seating and one for skating. Following funding from Clean Kent to improve littering at the park, this project has proved very popular with users and provides an added dimension to the park. 

The park, located next to the Stour Centre and Sk8side youth centre, is an open access space for young people to hang out and gain advice from youth workers. The park's strategic location means that young people are supported and have a safe environment in which to meet and participate in positive activities.

The site is free to use and is floodlit until 8pm in winter.