Following on from the recent news that Hull City Council was aiming to make the town a skateboarding mecca, we've just got word of the Hull Skateboard Festival which will take place with weekly jams at parks across the city from late July until late August.

Not only will there be cash and plenty of prizes up for grabs, but the events are skateboard only so you'll get to enjoy the rare treat of a park filled with only skateboarders! Check the full details on how to enter here, and make sure to check out the Hull skate coaching lessons organised by Paul Regan which are also part of the initiative.

The four dates to remember are:

Saturday 29th July - Shaw Skatepark

Saturday 5th August - Ings Skatepark

Saturday 12th August - Bransholme Plaza

Saturday 19th August - West Park Plaza