A NEW indoor skate park for the North-East is to open its doors to the public for the first time this weekend.

The as yet unnamed skate park, based in the former Amdega warehouse, in Faverdale Industrial Estate, in Darlington, is only half complete but organisers are keen to let skaters and BMX riders try the new facility.

The skate park has been built by 4Motion, a charity dedicated to supporting wheeled sports in Darlington, after months of fundraising and building work.

Nigel Potter, who runs 4Motion, said he expected huge demand to try the park’s street course this weekend, so riders and skaters will be restricted to two hours to allow as many people as possible to have a go.

The centre will be open between 10am and 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, with two hour slots available.

It will also be open on Tuesday, January 21 and Friday, January 24, between 4pm and 10pm, when the two hour pre-booked time slots will also apply.

A two-hour session costs £4.50. Riders should arrive 15 minutes before their booked slot.

Skaters and riders must book their places in advance by calling 01325-460550, e-mailing enquiries@4motiondarlington.org or through 4Motion’s Facebook page.