Ventnor Skatepark

Ventnor Skatepark is based on the far eastern end of Ventnor Esplanade. It’s been running since 2001 and is entirely supported by the local community.

Below are some articles featuring Ventnor Skatepark.

Eight-year-old skateboarder’s speech about concrete skatepark dubbed ‘illuminating and inspirational’ by Mayor

martha reading her speech

The eight-year-old skateboarder's speech on the benefits of a concrete skatepark was dubbed by the Mayor of the town council as "very illuminating and inspirational". Watch here.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hear more about Ventnor Skatepark Group’s plans

ventnor skatepark drawings from cliff

All members of the community are invited to the AGM for Ventnor Skatepark to hear more about plans for the coming year.

Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 5:19pm

By Sally Perry

2019 could see the first modern concrete skatepark for the Isle of Wight

ventnor skatepark - gravity skatepark design

This year could be the one that sees a permanent concrete skatepark built on Ventnor's seafront. Who knows, with skateboarding now added to the 2020 Olympics, an Isle of Wight concrete skatepark could be the making of future Olympians.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 6:22pm

By Sally Perry

Skateboarding legend to conquer fear of heights for sponsored skydive

skydive by celineo

Every pound donated will make a difference and help towards the goal of getting an awesome concrete skatepark built in Ventnor by Spring 2019.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 9:42am

By Sally Perry

Your chance to help shape the future of the Isle of Wight’s first concrete skatepark

ventnor skatepark drawings from cliff

Do please come along and show your support for those working hard to make this dream a reality.

Friday, 27th April, 2018 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Vandalism closes Ventnor Skatepark ramps: But good news on the horizon

Ramp fix up

Of course it's disappointing that vandals have damaged Ventnor's skatepark (BTW - Can you help fix it up?) - but let's not be disheartened - There's some good news on the horizon for a much more secure future.

Friday, 25th August, 2017 5:48pm

By Zoe Thompson with 2 readers' comments

Last chance to bid in the Big Art Auction

rachael berry's doggy

Quick! The auction ends at 10pm tonight (Friday) so make sure you get your bids in pronto otherwise you will miss out. Plenty of great Christmas presents at your fingertips and all proceeds go to the Skatepark Fund.

Friday, 2nd December, 2016 4:53pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Big Art Auction: Just a few days left to get your bids in

Picture of a toy pig

There are just four days left to bid for your favourite items in the Ventnor Skatepark Big Art Auction. There are loads of items still at £5, so get bidding and make sure you bag your chosen pieces.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 3:35pm

By Sally Perry

Big Art Auction: Artwork now hanging and auction site live


There's a huge variety of artwork in the third Big Art Auction. You have until 2nd December to get your bids in online. Perfect timing for Christmas shopping.

Thursday, 10th November, 2016 5:46pm

By Sally Perry

Calling all artists and makers: Take part in the Big Art Auction

Brown package

If you have a piece of work you can donate, please drop it off in Ryde or Ventnor in the next week so it can be added to the auction site in time.

Friday, 28th October, 2016 3:05pm

By Sally Perry

Get ready for the third Big Art Auction

cesare - big art auction

The first two Big Art Auctions were really successful and a great way to raise funds and awareness for the campaign, so we expect the third to be just as good. Artists are invited to donate works of art.

Tuesday, 11th October, 2016 3:22pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

You can help inform the future of Ventnor Skatepark

ventnor skatepark drawings from cliff

An evening design consultation session takes place this Thursday between 8-10pm. All welcome to share their ideas for the proposed concrete skatepark on Ventnor's esplanade.

Monday, 22nd February, 2016 11:35am

By Sally Perry