Leisure and Sports Centre at the Ice Pond – City of Hof in Bavaria, Germany

The city of Hof in Bavaria is planning a leisure and sports centre at the ice pond. These include the construction of a pumping track, bike park and skate park right at the river Saale.

All this is to be built as part of the renovation work at the municipal skating rink (ice pon , Theresienstein 4, 95028 Hof, Germany), which will be planned from the architects DIE HALLE architekten.

The first workshop took place on Wednesday, 07.20.2016 / 18:00 in the Extreme Sports Hall RadQuartier (Schützenstraße 4, 95158 Kirchenlamitz, Germany).

Bike and skatepark Dortmund, Germany

The first workshop for the bike and skatepark Dortmund, Germany was a great success.

After a short presentation and tour around the area with children, teenagers, skaters, bikers and politicians we have collected ideas and wishes in a workshop and already thought about a first concept.

On 27.07.2016 the second workshop will be held, in which the area concept is presented and discussed.


Participation at the DIN standards committee about skate- und parkour facilities

Ralf Maier works through the German Sport University in the DIN standards committee skate and parkour facilities.

The Working Committee is responsible for the standardization of skate facilities. The product standards apply to installations for users of inline skates, roller skates, skateboards or similar roller sports equipment and BMX bicycles. The committee defines general and specific requirements and test methods for equipment used in unsupervised areas. Important aspects are eg. security-related requirements for characteristics, test methods, marking and serviceability. [Excerpt site DIN]

Workshop and youth participation with young migrants in Gummersbach, Germany

Physical education with a difference!

Workshop with children and young migrants in Gummersbach. Once again it appears that skating and BMX knows no boundary between cultures.

We have presented the state of planning for the sports and leisure park Gummersbach and answered questions, then we went to the gym of the high school. After a short demonstration, the kids and teenagers were rode the skateboards and BMX by themselves.

Thanks to skate-aid and the People’s Store for the support with boards/ flatrail!