ASHBURTON’S skatepark was buzzing with activity on its first anniversary Skatejam.

There was a great turnout, with 35 competitors from ages six to 25 taking part in skateboard, BMX and scooter competitions, judged by some of the skatepark users.

Many more skaters and BMXers enjoyed riding in the park during the day, or watched, with a balancing slackline set up, music, barbecue and ice creams on offer to keep all entertained. Skaters came from as far away as Holsworthy in north Devon to take part.

Ashburton Rollers organised the event.

Chairman Deborah Sterling said: ‘It was a great day all round. Everyone seemed to have a good time, our MCs and organisers did a brilliant job and we were very well supported by local businesses who kindly provided all sorts of prizes for the various competitions.

‘And the sun shone for us! It’s clear how much our young people’s skills have improved over the last year since the park opened and how many more are now taking part.

‘Ashburton’s skatepark is really on the map.’

Ms Sterling added they want to encourage more girls to get into skating. The group has arranged a free introductory session for beginners on October 11, at The Lodge, Newton Abbot.

To book a place, call the Rollers on 01364 654944 or email [email protected].