Just South of Leicestershire’s Melton Mowbay; a town more famous for pies than anything else, there is a disused airfield. This once RAF operational runway ceased to be in use in such a way in the August of 1963. Since then the concrete strip of land has had a few occupants and luckily for a lot of people in 2011 the 13,000 square foot big Terminal 1 skate park was born.
This year the park decided to hold a Santa jam on the Sunday before Christmas. With a reduced entrance price for anyone dressed as santa we knew we couldn’t miss it. With a small team of Crisp Scooters Lewis Williams, James Powers, Phoenix UK’s Mason Leonardi and the latest edition to the Grit academy Kian Daniels we headed out to the one of the UK’s most remote indoor skateparks for a day of games, competitions and fun riding with the kids.
James Powers headed straight over to the outdoor street area with of a view of getting some stuff done there. A nice boost over a blue oil drum made for a great photo and excuse to then go into the main park; although dry it was considerably cold outside! Luckily that coincided with the first mini competition that was just starting on the small box.
There were prizes for everyone who successfully landed a trick but the bigger the trick the bigger the prize. It was fitting that Local shredder Andrei Petrache, who is famed for taking the biggest of slams and loves them; won the Spoon of doom for one big fall during the competition. What made it even funnier is that he dusted himself off and landed his trick to win a multi-pack of cereal!
During the break we took time to get some photos of Kian Daniels sending some pretty cool stuff over the box. His massive and stylish T Bog was the best of the bunch. The spine competition was just about to kick off and everyone pilled onto the spined mini and started throwing down their bangers. In the end Isaac Dixon who won the mini jam, he won with what was his first ever backflip over the spine.
All that was left was the big box competition and everyone was hyped for them both. Everyone got involved for this one and there were tricks being sent everywhere. Demi Smith who had been shredding all day won a new helmet while Andrei cleaned up in the competition and won him self a brand new scooter.
The day was nearly over but before the end the guys sat down to do a signing session with the brand new Void poster books followed by a mince pie eating contest! Big thanks to everyone at Terminal 1 for a really fun day of riding, we can’t wait to return when the brand new mini is built in 2016.