The House Skate Comp 2017 Official edit and gallery
We’re strong advocates of skate events as anyone who has paid any attention to our output over the last two decades will know – skate events are the glue that holds what remains of the ‘national skate scene’ together and they also serve as a platform for new talent to emerge and move on to bigger and better things. Additionally, they’re also a damned good laugh and an excuse to hook up with mates from across the country to skate, piss about, get boozy (if you’re old enough) and generally enjoy the straightforward good times that UK skateboarding offers to all.
This counts doubly when you’re talking about an indoor skatepark such as The House Skatepark, which has weathered the ups and downs of skateboarding’s popularity over the 20 years it has been in business whilst maintaining its position as the venue for the biggest and best skater-owned annual event in the country.
Saturday 16th September saw the 19th consecutive House Comp go down in traditional fashion with a heavy local turn out from Sheffield and the surrounding areas, plus hordes of visitors from as far away as Devon turning up to join in.
2017 also saw the addition of a female skate contest for the very first time, ably put together by Dani Gallacher of GirlsSkateUK, which upped the ante for the whole day, as well as exposing those in attendance to a fair few very young female skaters who will no doubt become mainstays of the UK scene going forwards.