From September 10 until the end of October, scooter, skateboard and BMX park style trainings take place in the newly opened Tondiraba Park. The trainings are guided by the Keerdtrepp instructors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and are free of charge.
It is mandatory to wear a helmet when participating in the workshops. In case of rain, skatepark coaching workshops do not take place.
In addition, on Sundays in September and October, esteemed body builder Ott Kiivikas will conduct practical training in the use of outdoor gym equipment in both Estonian and Russian.
According to Mikael Parman, the leader of the Keerdtrepp community, it is great that Tallinners have gained another great place to engage in various extreme sports. “The new opportunities created will definitely bring in new enthusiasts and I am only happy about it,” Parman said, adding: “Extreme sports are not just an active way to spend time, it is a lifestyle that has its own culture. In the coming weekends, our instructors will be in Tondiraba Park to guide beginners and teach new tricks to advanced skaters. Extreme sports can also be dangerous if you do not follow the safety rules. With this in mind, the rules of conduct for skate parks and the principles of using safety equipment will also be discussed with all participants. We require all participants to wear a helmet because pros wear a helmet.”
“Tondiraba Park is a place that offers a wide range of leisure opportunities and where there are new sports facilities as well as a unique nature area,“ said Vladimir Svet, Head of the Lasnamäe District Administration. „I hope that many local youngsters will take the opportunity and receive some of the training on offer to hone their skills and safely practice extreme sports.”
According to Tallinn's Deputy Mayor Vadim Belobrovtsev, close-to-home sports facilities have an important role to play in young people getting into sports and maintaining an active lifestyle. "In order to support the citizens’ need to spend active leisure time in a safe environment, the city has established new facilities for leisure and sports every year. But in addition to creating new opportunities, our agenda is raising awareness about sports and physical activity, and the guided trainings serve this purpose well. I invite everyone to take part," Belobrovtsev added.
Bicycle and skateboard training schedule:
Trainings take place from September 10 to October 31
- Fridays from 16:00 to 17:30 - scooter street style riding
- Saturdays from 14:00 to 15:30 - Pumptrack workshop
- Sundays from 14:00 to 15:30 - scooter / skateboard / BMX park style riding
Training instructions for exercise machines with Ott Kiivikas:
The training takes place from 19 September to 31 October (except October 10)
- Sundays from 14:00 to 15:30
Activities in Tondiraba Park are organized by the Tallinn Culture and Sports Department in cooperation with the Tallinn Lasnamäe City District Administration and the mobile youth workers of the Tallinn Education Department.
Deputy Head of the Tallinn Culture and Sports Department