A BRAND new indoor skate park is being launched in Roche on Saturday.

Skateboarding community group TR7, which was previously located at Prow Park in Newquay, is unveiling a new larger facility situated near Roche train station between 12 noon and 7pm.

The new 370sq ft indoor skatepark has been designed by the esteemed skatepark architect Trevor Johnson and features an array of skateboarding elements including a mini ramp, rails, ledges, and hips.

The design unveiled for the skate park ( )

The facility will also feature an innovative harness rope system designed to make learning to skate risk-free.

The new indoor skatepark has come to fruition after TR7 raised £35,365 through Crowdfunder and securing the backing needed from Cornwall Council's Community Levelling Up Programme.

The launch event is set to feature a line-up of live DJs and professional skaters who will showcase their skills with dynamic demonstrations.

The TR7 project will offer workshops, events, and mentorship opportunities.

A Youth Mentorship Programme will pair experienced skateboarders with younger participants to help them improve their skills and build confidence.

The team plan to launch an after-school programme that will provide a safe and supportive environment for local students to learn new skills and make new friends. 

A women and LGBTQ+ skateboarding programme to provide a space where individuals who identify as female or LGBTQ+ can feel safe and welcome to skate and connect with others.

Chaz Merryweather from TR7 said: “This cutting-edge facility, nestled near Roche, is set to become a cornerstone for skateboarding enthusiasts from Cornwall and beyond, offering a space where people of all ages and abilities can learn, practice, and enjoy skateboarding.

“This significant milestone was made possible through the unwavering support of our community, crowdfunding contributors, charity event participants, art auction patrons, and the significant funding allocated by Cornwall Council’s Community Levelling Up Programme. 

“We express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved.

“The TR7 Indoor Skatepark is not just a skateboarding venue; it's a community where individuals of all backgrounds, including those with learning difficulties and members of the LGBTQ+ community, can find a welcoming space.

“Our unique harness and rope system is making a comeback, and we can't wait for both new and returning skaters to try it out. 

“The skatepark's design incorporates a variety of skating elements alongside a comfortable spectator area, ensuring an inclusive experience for everyone.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the door, priced at £3 for spectators and £8 for skaters, the latter of which includes a raffle ticket for a special draw hosted by Crowdfunder UK. 

The raffle will support the skatepark's community-focused projects.