18 September 2010
SESSION' CELEBRATES BELFAST’S FIRST URBAN SPORTS PARK
Octane Urban Sports Jam in Titanic Quarter Kicks Off ‘Bridges’
It’s underway. That’s
the message local charity outfit Belfast Urban Sports (BUS) will be
delivering when they throw a free urban sports jam for all comers on
Saturday 18th September. The BUS boys will be celebrating the imminent
construction of Northern Ireland’s first ever purpose built Urban
Sports Park, called ‘Bridges’ – after five years of
To mark the occasion
the BUS boys are hosting a free, one-off celebration of street culture
called the ‘Milestone Session’ – in a massive derelict
warehouse in the Titanic Quarter, coined T13, after Belfast Urban Sport’s
‘Unit 13’ headquarters in Dunmurry. The event, co-hosted
by Belfast City Council, will be a unique mix of high-octane displays
from Ireland’s leading BMX, Skate and Blade athletes, hip-hop
and break dancing displays, live graffiti, skate workshops for children,
3 on 3 street basketball and live performances from top local bands
– many of whom are featuring in Belfast Music Week.
Belfast Urban Sports
Director Liam Lynch comments: “We have been working hard alongside
Belfast City Council to bring Northern Ireland’s first ever purpose
built Urban Sports Park to Belfast and we are stoked that construction
is about to start. The Milestone Session gives us the chance to celebrate
this – and give the public a taster of what’s in store at
The new park ‘Bridges
Urban Sports Park’ will be located under the M3 flyover in Belfast
and is due for completion in early 2011. Funding for the venue was secured
through the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation.
Councillor Conor Maskey, Chairman of Belfast City Council’s Development
Committee adds: "Belfast's music scene has much in common with
urban sports: both are about pushing back the boundaries, exploring
new experiences and taking things to the next level. It is great
that both these disciplines are coming together during Belfast Music
Week to demonstrate their respective talents in an exciting, fresh and
innovative manner and location."
For a glimpse of some world-class BMX, skate and blade athletes in action
and the chance to win some fantastic prizes including Easyjet flights
and BMX bikes come along to the Milestone Session on 18th September.
Entry is free. The party starts at noon and runs all day until 6pm.
information on urban sports in Northern Ireland visit www.ramprage.tv