Sports minister launches Scotland’s first urban wakepark

An invite to tv, radio, print press & photographers – wakeboard demos offer action images and footage – even more dramatic given the wakepark is slap dab in the centre of Glasgow. Members of public most welcome.

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                      PRESS CALL…..PRESS CALL…..PRESS CALL

MINISTER FOR SPORT LAUNCHES SCOTLAND’S FIRST URBAN WAKE PARK

Press & photographers are warmly invited to the official opening of Scotland’s first urban wakepark by Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn MSP, on Friday 5 June at 10.30am at Pinkston Paddle Centre, Port Dundas Canal, Glasgow.

The event runs from 10.30 till 11.30am and those attending include: representatives from Sportscotland who provided the park with funding through the Active Places Legacy Fund 2014; Scottish Canals; Alan Murray from Waterski
Scotland; and Active Schools Manager Sally Tait.

Wake boarding is one of the world’s fastest growing watersport and action shots guaranteed along with FREE sessions for the press and their families!

Programme

10.45 – Sportscotland plaque hand over at our reception –
A few words from Alan Murray (Waterski and Wakeboard Scotland)
A few words from Jamie Hepburn MSP
11.00 – Demo Riding
11.15 – Demo beginners lesson

Wakeboarding is very similar to snowboarding or skateboarding on water and has become the cool and youthful alternative to water-skiing. The cable system allows the wakeboarder to ride continuously by turning at each end of the basin. We have 4 obstacles floating in the water that allow the rider to perform varying levels of tricks.

Says Neil McKenzie of GWP: “Glasgow Wake Park is very excited to get officially underway. Our new Wake Park in the heart of Glasgow will provide a fantastic opportunity to introduce wakeboarding to thousands of new participants. We aim to grow the sport and provide an alternative way to get people active right in the middle of the city.”

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlmikvN7L28

Glasgow Wake Park is a System 2.0 wakeboard park based in the City Centre at the Port Dundas Canal. We operate out of the Pinkston Paddle Centre and share all of their first class facilities.

It is a very easy sport to learn on the cable and riders can progress amazingly quickly. We aim to have 100% success rate with our beginners and our qualified coaches will do everything it takes to get you out the water and riding.

This is definitely an awesome way to make use of the Forth & Clyde Canal so come along and carve up the canal!

Glasgow Wake Park is based at the Pinkston Watersports Centre, 75 North Canal Bank St, Glasgow, G4 9XP

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