For the first time since April 2020 date of birth of Freedom skatepark, we organize a BMX JAM session on sunday March 19 th. 20000 $ jmd for a Tricks for cash and other gifts. Starting at 2 pm un til 6/7 pm. The park opens at 1 pm. Please car park are behind Bull Bay football club, 100 meters from the park. The BMX scene in Jamaica has been under rated as it is a part of the riding action sports culture and very close to skateboarding spirit. We’re proud to present this event as the last time we rode together in a contest was in the Wickie Wackie gully in 2019 with SK876 crew. Welcome to all riders, let’s get together and make this show happens and proof that BMX is alive and kicking in JAMAICA !
500 days before the Olympics 2024 in Paris in Bull Bay Skatepark
Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre, in Bull Bay – March 14, 2023 – 9 to 10 am
*Communication from the French Embassy
His Excellency Mr. Olivier Guyonvarch, Ambassador of France to Jamaica, is pleased to invite our Media partners for coverage to the event “Paris 2024 – 500 days to go”. With 18 months to go until the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, over 100 French Embassies and permanent representations across five continents will join for a live 24h global relay. The relay will take place on 14 March 2023, exactly 500 days before the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Games. The concept is simple: during a period of 24 hours, French Embassies around the world will each organize a one-hour sporting event from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (local time). Once their event is over, each Embassy will hand over to the next one, in the next time zone that will hold the event and so on for 24 hours. The handovers will happen virtually through their respective social media networks. The French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and partners will share the event through their own social networks, with a visibility of millions of followers.
The French Embassy in Jamaica will partner with French national Mr. Rémy Walter, founder of Paris Skate Culture and Jamaica Skate Culture, in association with the Freedom Skatepark Foundation, for this event, to be held at the Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre, in Bull Bay, March 14th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.H.E. Olivier Guyonvarch will host the event. Participants will include the local community (skaters, artistes and school children).
Skateboarding will indeed be an Olympic discipline of the 2024 Paris Games. Not only a sport, it also represents a culture on its own and is a strong tool for social inclusion, allowing people from different socioeconomic backgrounds and cultures to connect, which is in full accordance with the Olympic values. The French Embassy decided to organize this event with Jamaica Skate Culture and the Freedom Skatepark Foundation at Bull Bay, because this project also plays a strong role in supporting the community and giving back to the children of the area.
Have a taste of the “FREEDOM to Flourish” ! Concrete Jungle Foundation present this 2021 documentary at the FREEDOM SKATEPARK in Bull Bay.
Seeing how skateboarding can change lives. Sparkels of poetry in a suburb of Kingston. Fifteen minutes away from town. Facing ‘Copa Cobana’.
Come sk8 in 8 Miles Bull Bay St Andrew with SK876 skateboarders
A FLIM by Jaco Stock and Tim Van Asdonc…
Concrete Jungle Foundation presents ‘Freedom to Flourish’, a short documentary by Jago Stock. Let’s get into Freedom skatepark in Bull Bay, 8 miles in Jamaica, fifteen minutes from Kingston in St Andrew parish. The park has been made by Concrete Jungle Foundation a European NJO with the help of volunteers from 10 countries, and partners such as Sandals , Seprod, the Skateroom, Flipping youth, Paris Skate Culture, New Line, carib cement, Pre Mix, Tank Weld and Vinci JA for lending us essential tools. From march to April 2020 almost starting with the pandemic this has been an epic and happy adventure… In that movie you can feel and touch what is bring to the community and to those kids that started skateboarding with this concrete wave. Thanks to all that are making dreams come true and believe in the power of a piece of wood with wheels. Meet the staff, and the local actors such as SK876, Shama, Ivah ,Ronald, Daniel, Frogboss, Kayla, Rayquon and see the magic of a commun effort for the commun good. Thanks to the founders of this project and help putting it together : Kevin Bourke, Will Wilson from Flipping Youth and CJF for making it a reality. Big up to Paul and the Bull Bay football club, Jamnesia for hosting the crew, Julian Mair for fencing the park and all parents and volunteers in every day life of Freedom Skatepark JA !
If you like what you see, you can donate to maintain and improve the place and the youth center programme, on the Freedom foundation website. @freedomskateparkja
Andre “Wildfaya” Thompson stabbed at the age of 20 years old in Spanish town, was the main inspiration to create this safe place for all. In 2009 he was dreaming, asking out loud for a skatepark to be built for Jamaican youth. The skatepark is dedicated to his memory…His DREAM is fulfilled Discover him in this video from 2009
March 8 th 2020 Biggest skate contest in Jamaica, one week before Covid madness… at Boston Bay Skatepark…
Article on the Gleaner : On March 8 th was organized by the French association Paris Skate Culture a skate BMX event in the first concrete skate park of Jamaica in Boston Bay. The Park was achieved end of 2019. A JUTC Bus came from the surf camp Jamnesia Bull bay with 60 riders. The purpose of this event was to celebrate the growth of skate and BMX in Jamaica with the building of a second skate park this month: FREEDOM skate park in 8 miles Bull bay. An attempt to build one in (UWI ) Kingston in April 2019 didn’t get through even though the work was ninety percent done, 138 company and UWI stopped the charity project before pouring concrete for “administrative reasons.”
In Boston about a hundred riders were gathered and demonstrated their passion for these two new Olympic sports, knowing that surf will also be in 2020. The event was a success local people came to enjoy the show and participate in the initiations. Demos by to pro riders like Evan Mock from Hawaii and Benjamin Garcia (World & European champion in 2017 / 2018) from France have excited the audience and took this JAM’ session to another level. Jamaican skaters like Shama Beckford, Ronald and Ivah Wilmot participated as well as locals ZULU and TATTY the skate girl (fourteen years old). Some say it was the biggest skate event ever held in Jamaica. There is no doubt that skateboarding and BMX are the sports of tomorrow and that the youth of today want their share and that they are surely among them the future Olympic athletes of Jamaica for Paris 2024…Freedom skatepark with be finished in April. An historical moment for JA skaters ! To follow their adventures and progress on Instagram follow @concretejunglefoudation @pariskateculture @freedomskatepakja Their MOTTO “Skate or die! “
Competitions results: Best tricks: 1st Evan Mock Hawaii, 2nd Shama Beckford JA, 3d Jakes USA “- Games of Skate: 1st Aner ‘Curly’ Israel (volunteer for 3 months Boston BBCC center), 2nd Shama Beckford JA