HOUSE COMP 15th OCTOBER 2016 – COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU!
Sheffield’s House Skatepark’s annual shenanigans which is the House Comp is breaking new ground in its 15th year, when it will become the first professionally live-streamed comp in the UK. The folks at the House have teamed up with Sheffield-based extreme sports streaming company Technative to bring the pro / sponsored section of this event, on 15th October, to a wider audience across the internet. The move to take on a broadcasting format familiar across Europe and in the States, but still in the experimental stages here, is intended to give greater exposure to UK skateboarding talent, as well as a helping hand to those unable to, or too slack to, get down to the comp itself. And ramping up the comp means a bigger prize pot, with £2,500 for the skater taking first place in the section.
The House is promising a ‘proper’ broadcast (in the traditional and Yorkshire sense) complete with commentary from a studio team of industry wise owls, assembled to chart the chances of those competing for web-based fame and fortune. The prize fund is offering £2,500 for first place, £1,000 for second, £500 for third, £250 for fourth, £125 for fifth, and £75 for sixth place.
There’s plenty of proddy for the taking too, from event sponsors Death, Landscape, Heroin, Sour, Skateboard Cafe, Fabric and The Karm plus Slugger, Props and Avit.
But if the streaming of the Pro / Sponsored event is a break from the norm, for the rest of the comp it’s business as usual, right down to the now unchallengeable £5 to enter, skate or spectate on the day. Doors open at 10am so get there good and early to get your name down for either the 12 and Under comp for rising stars which starts at midday, or the Unsponsored section set for 1pm. The live-streamed Pro / Sponsored event is scheduled for 3pm.
Keeping riders and spectators fully fuelled during the day is the Bhaji Shop, Thali Cafe, who will be serving up street food as an alternative to House standard pop and crisps. So come down; you’re very welcome to be part of UK skateboarding history.
* Want to be part of this event and skate with the best? While invites have already gone out to team managers for entrants to the Pro / Sponsored section and the 40 places are filling up fast, the House is holding a few places back to let talented but not yet sponsored skaters in on the action. If you want a slot in the showdown, please send some footage or links to the House, either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by PM to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/house.skatepark , and you could bag yourself a place.
From Monday 18th July until Sunday 4th September we’re opening on our holiday times.
11 til 9 Weekdays
10 til 9 Weekend days.
Blader collective Forged From Steel is transforming the House Skatepark into a blader’s paradise this coming Saturday, 11th June, when they host their first Blade Jam at the park. The day is a blade only event, featuring DJs, a BBQ and a marketplace of trade stalls, and ONLY an ice cream van to keep competitors cool. As well as an impressive array of sponsors, the Jam has a serious prize pot for the winners of the Expert / Sponsored category. First place nets you £500, second £250, and third £100, so it’s well worth throwing your hat in the ring.
Here’s how the day will run:
The park opens at 10am as usual but the day is BLADE ONLY, so please don’t turn up intending to skate or scoot, because we hate turning people away! While the competitive events start at 12, you might want to come down earlier if you intend to enter, as each category is open to 30 entrants max. Sign up sheets will be in the office from when the park opens. Then…
12pm: 16 and Under comp.
2pm: Open section.
4pm: Expert / Sponsored
The comp will round off with a Best Trick challenge, with a £100 prize generously donated by Rollhouse Skate Shop (check out their stall at the event).
Entry fee is £5 to enter or just spectate. Sponsors so far include Loco Skates, Razor Skates, Ground Control, Noodle Brain, Kaltik, Blade Life, Trigger Skates, Rollhouse, Tru Apparel,Mute Collective, Forged From Steel, Fox Wax, S F Brand and the House Skatepark.
From Monday 30th May until Sunday 5th June we are opening on our holiday times.
11 – 9 Weekdays
10 – 9 Weekends
From Monday 21st until Sunday 3rd we’re opening on holiday times.
11 til 9 weekdays
10 til 9 weekends
The House is offering customers a new way of paying to ride, with all of the perks and convenience of your average gym membership, but none of the pain. The new House Gold Card, which is launched on 1st April 2016 lets you pay a flat rate fee for a month’s skating by standing order, and then how much you use the park is up to you.
For £40 per month you’ll be purchasing UNLIMITED use of the park at all times when we’re open to the general public. Also, you automatically get 20% off all goods in our Skate Shop from boards to bearings. But there’s no minimum contract term, and no start up fees. If you sign up for a GOLD CARD, then payment will roll over from month to month, and you can choose to terminate your membership with no comeback.
So what’s the advantage? Put simply, the potential savings you could make are enormous, and using the park becomes even easier. If you want to know more about the terms and conditions, or sign up, just ask one of our staff, call on 0114 2490055, email email@example.com or drop us a PM.
We will be opening
11 til 9 10 til 9
From Mon 8th Feb til Sunday 14th Feb
Monday 21st – 11 til 9
Tuesday 22nd – 11 til 9
Wednesday 23rd – 11 til 9
Christmas Eve – 11 til 5
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Boxing Day – 11 til 9
Sunday 27th – 10 til 9
Monday 28th – 11 til 9
Tuesday 29th – 11 til 9
Wednesday 30th – 11 til 9
New Years Eve – 11 til 5
New Years Day – CLOSED
Saturday 2nd – 10 til 9
Sunday 3rd – 10 til 9
On Friday 20th November we’ll be hosting our first ever girl skater event when Girl Skate UK brings Ladies Night to the House. From 7pm – 10pm we’ll be giving up the park to women on wheels. It costs £5 to ride for the whole evening, and whatever your age or level of ability we promise a warm welcome. Although it probably doesn’t need saying, this is a girl-only event supporting the growing girl skater scene. Hope to see you down!