In Anticipation of questions based around Tier 3 opening beginning from 16/12/20 The Skatepark can remain open following our current guidelines and protocols that we have in place. (12 users only per session and Masks to be worn by not participating individuals)
The further restrictions do mean that Adult Hires cannot take place while in Tier 3.
We will also Only be accepting bookings made for individual people over 18 as group bookings are not permitted outside of a single Household whilst in Tier 3.
Legacy XS require all non-participating skatepark users to wear a face covering.
Legacy XS comes under this category:
visitor attractions and entertainment venues (museums, galleries, cinemas, theatres, concert halls, cultural and heritage sites, aquariums, indoor zoos and visitor farms, bingo halls, amusement arcades, adventure activity centres, indoor sports stadiums, funfairs, theme parks, casinos, skating rinks, bowling alleys, indoor play areas including soft-play areas)
This means that we are included in the public places where you MUST wear a face covering by law. You are expected to wear a face covering before entering any of these settings and must keep it on until you leave unless there is a reasonable excuse for removing it.
In settings where face coverings are required in England, there are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.
This includes (but is not limited to):
- children under the age of 11 (Public Health England does not recommend face coverings for children under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
- people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability
- where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
- if you are speaking to or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading, clear sound or facial expressions to communicate
- to avoid harm or injury, or the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others ‒ including if it would negatively impact on your ability to exercise or participate in a strenuous activity
- police officers and other emergency workers, given that this may interfere with their ability to serve the public
There are also scenarios when you are permitted to remove a face covering:
- if asked to do so in a bank, building society, or post office for identification
- if asked to do so by shop staff or relevant employees for identification, for assessing health recommendations (for example by a pharmacist), or for age identification purposes including when buying age restricted products such as alcohol
- if required in order to receive treatment or services, for example when getting a facial
- in order to take medication
- if you are delivering a sermon or prayer in a place or worship
- if you are the persons getting married in a relevant place
- if you are aged 11 to 18 attending a faith school and having lessons in a place of worship as part of your core curriculum
- if you are undertaking exercise or an activity and it would negatively impact your ability to do so
- if you are an elite sports person, professional dancer or referee acting in the course of your employment
- When seated to eat or drink in a hospitality premise such as a pub, bar, restaurant or cafe. You must put a face covering back on once you finish eating or drinking
Sessions return from Mon 14th Sept 2020
Please check the full timetable for sessions applicable to you.
We now have a max limit of participants per session. This is a maximum of 15 people.
To combat people being turned away we are going to be implementing a voluntary pre booking system.
Simply call 01268 565650 during our opening hours and our staff will book you in for the session(s) you wish to ride in.
There is no pre payment needed to book a session. If your session is full we reserve the right to only hold the booking for the first 15 minutes of the session on which if you do not arrive we will give your space to someone who may be waiting on the day and time for that session.
If you are struggling to arrive on time please call ahead and let us know and we will hold that space for you.
To be clear you DO NOT need to pre book to use the skatepark but this is a way of guaranteeing access to a session you wish to ride in.
Bookings for Term time sessions are available now and run up until the Christmas holidays.
Contactless payment is preferred when possible.
Covid update for Leagcy XS August 2020:
As you are aware many businesses and Charities have struggled in the current situation around the Coronavirus.
Legacy XS is no different, It has been hard to be closed for such a chunk of the year and we are only now able to begin our process to reopening our doors.
With Staff moving from full-time Furlough work is now beginning to prepare the facility to reopen to the public.
This however is not a phase that will happen overnight, so please be patient with us.
We are currently looking to open for public sessions in September however we do hope to be in a place to offer small group hires before then but this is dependent on the work that must be undertaken first.
It is a hard time for many and we look forward to being able to open our doors once again for all who have been waiting patiently, we wish you all the best and hope to see you all soon.
The Legacy XS Team.
Next weeks Half term opening for Feb 2020 are now available.
We have tried this time to keep our evening sessions for the regulars that attend including our skate only and BMX only sessions on Monday/Thursday.
Along with these we have a couple of earlier openings for those off of school to enjoy. We hope there are sessions for everyone to enjoy.
PLEASE NOTE: Google search will not provide you with these sessions when searching please refer to website and our social media only. feel free to give us a ring if you have any questions. 01268 565650.
Christmas opening 2019 starting 22nd Dec – 5th Jan 2020
Legacy XS skatepark is getting ready for its annual summer shutdown, a measure needed in the last few years to avoid large losses towards the small charities funding.
We will be closed during the summer but will return in September when the schools return to continue to try and offer a place where anyone is welcome and everyone can push themselves in extreme sports.
We look forward to seeing you from September for the next school year of activities and sessions at Legacy XS.
Private hires are still available upon request (01268 5656560)
thanks for the understanding and sorry for any inconvenience this can cause, we wish we could be open all year round but this is something at this time we cannot afford if we wish to be here in the long term and continue our work with young people in the community and at the skatepark itself.
All the best
The Legacy Team.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the skatepark will be closed today (Sat 1/6/19) due to lack of staffing available.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Sorry for the late notice but we will not be open publicly this Sunday 26th Feb due to a private booking of the facility. please take note so not to be disappointed.
Please be aware we are not going to be open this Sunday 22nd January 2017.
This is due to a private function being held at Legacy XS,
please do not turn up and be disappointed as we will be closed to the general public.
Always respect all members of staff (paid or voluntary) and obey instructions.
Always respect other members of Legacy XS.
Abuse, verbal or physical, directed against a member of staff or another member will result in an instant ban.
No Alcohol or drugs are to be brought onto the premises or consumed prior to entering the Centre – individuals suspected of being under the influence of such substances (or having them on their person) will be refused entry and reported to the Police.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building, please extinguish all cigarettes before entering. The smoking area is located outside the side door of the Centre.
Only hot food and drink purchased on the premises may be consumed whilst in the Centre.
Legacy XS cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen articles. Please keep a close eye on your personal property.
Membership cards must be presented on entry. If you do not have your card you will need to purchase a replacement card. Always show your membership card when asked by a member of staff.
Graffiti and stickers are not permitted in the Centre.
Individuals wearing clothing which may, in the opinion of the Supervisor, cause offence or upset to others may be asked to cover these up or leave the premises.
When leaving the Centre please do so quietly and with due consideration for the local residents.
Any individuals identified as causing damage to property belonging to our neighbours will be reported to the local Police. We always make CCTV or personal details available to Police at their request.
Protective equipment must be worn at all times when using the ramps:
BMXers – Helmets (Kneepads and elbow pads recommended)
Inline Skaters – Helmets (Kneepads and elbow pads recommended)
Skateboarders – Helmets (Kneepads and elbow pads recommended)
No food or hot drinks to be taken into the Skatepark – No drinks to be taken onto the ramps.
All accidents should be reported to a member of staff.
Never block any of the fire exits.
Do not carryout any manoeuvre which you feel is beyond your capabilities.
Once you have taken your turn leave the ramp quickly.
Be aware of other users when crossing the park.
Report any broken or faulty equipment to a staff member immediately. Please let us know if you have had an accident whilst wearing hired equipment.
Always ensure your equipment is well maintained and in good working order.
Always return any hired equipment at the end of your session.
The Skatepark is an extreme sport venue and therefore our insurers insist that these rules be strictly complied with in order to keep you and other users as safe as possible. Anyone found in breach of these rules will immediately be asked to leave the park.
All food and drink purchased must be paid for in full at the time of ordering.
No credit will be given.
The Café at Legacy XS cannot be held responsible for any allergic reactions from food allergies. Please always check ingredients and if in doubt don’t eat it.
All food and hot drinks must be consumed in the Café area.
Please use bins provided and help us keep the Café area clean and tidy.
Please report any spills or breakages to the Café staff immediately.
Member’s disciplinary procedure
Members in breach of any of the rules or whose general behaviour is deemed to be unacceptable may be subject to a temporary or permanent ban in keeping with their actions.
A “three strikes” procedure for minor infractions (not wear a lid when riding etc) means that you may receive up to 3 warnings after which you will receive a ban.
If your behaviour results in a ban of longer than 3 weeks your membership will be cancelled and you will be required to take out a new membership (silver or gold) again before being allowed back into the Centre.
A letter will be sent to members over the age of 18 informing them of a ban, a letter will be sent to parents of those members under the age of 18.
Should you wish to appeal against your ban you should contact the Centre in writing and your case will be reviewed by a Trustee.
Health & Safety Policy
In light of the increase in popularity of Legacy XS among young scooter riders we have reviewed our sessions and procedures to ensure that users of the centre are kept as safe as possible..
It must be reiterated that Legacy XS caters for participants in Extreme Sports and, as a consequence, there are dangers associated with this usage for all members of the Centre making use of the ramps.
It is important therefore, that users and parents understand the dangers faced by participants in these sports particularly in relation to the inexperience of riders or skaters. We are particularly conscious of the increase of risk as a result of overcrowding and the mix of disciplines and levels of experience. As a result of this assessment the following measures are now in place to provide for appropriate risk management:
A skatepark marshal will supervise the indoor park between 10am and 4pm interacting with users and ensuring that potential safety concerns are identified and addressed immediately (overcrowding, dangerous actions of individuals etc)
10 – 11am will be set aside as a “beginners only” session with those deemed to be “more advanced” users asked to leave the park until the hour has passed. It will be up to individual beginners to decide on whether they continue in the park after 11am.
The indoor ramps will be open to Scooters only between 10am and 1pm. Outdoor ramps will continue to be available to BMXers and Skateboarders subject to suitable weather conditions.
1pm – 4pm will be mixed session indoors supervised by a Marshal.
4pm – 8pm No scooters will be allowed inside in wet weather
The Trustees and Staff involved in reviewing the safety issues believe that these measures will demonstrate the Charity’s commitment to safety as well as adding additional safeguards to the young people who make use of the XS Centre.