You don't have to travel to Tasmania to ride 30 year old skateparks. Smaller budgets can bring you to Liege/Luttich/Luik. This Belgian city hosts a really old concrete snakerun. Inspired by the Burnside project in Portland, some people are looking into expanding the park. They're having a jam soon to collect some funds for cement bags. Here's all the 411 from Stephf:
Last year we organized two â€œconcrete workshopsâ€? at the snakerun of LiÃ¨ge (Belgium) with the Brusk crew. Young and old generation skaters and bmxers worked together in order to update the 30 years old skatepark!
We have moved some little stupid concrete parts that the city has bought, in order to create extensions,
ledges, etc.... We also made our first concrete wave to enlarge the possibilities of the snakerun.
The results of our work is so motivating that we have decided to continue this dynamic of building. We have already many concrete projects for this next summer but we need some money to realize themâ€¦
The bmxers and skaters of LiÃ¨ge are organizing a benefit event to have funds for their projects. This little event takes place on April 9th at LiÃ¨ge, Belgium.
- From 2h PM at the snakerun of Cointe: Jam session with video/photo footage and a street parcours.
- From 6 PM at the hall La Zone: skate exhibition with a mini (re-)creative skatepark, video projections - Homemade2, Making One (skate/bmx LiÃ¨ge), Skate Film Without Ollie.
- From 9 PM at the hall La Zone: live groups and dj’s sets with Rocket Ship (ska roots), Hangin’ Out (punkrock), Sun Is Shining soundsystem (ska, reggae, dub, dancehall) and Dj Regix (Run-amuck) (metal, hardrock, hardcore, ska, punk, etc.).
You can find more information on the following websites:
For the BMX SKATE Crew of LiÃ¨ge, Stephf