Roller skating has for many years been classified as one of the so called “lesser known sports” in Ghana. The sport is however gaining steady prominence amongst the youth of Ghana with the inception of Skate Fest (SK8 Fest).
Recognised as Ghana’s official street skating festival, Skate Fest (SK8 Fest) is organized annually by Takoradi based event management company Power Haus Promotions.
The event offers a platform for healthy competition for skating groups in the Western and Central Region and also serves as an avenue to showcase their talent to the world.
The event enters its second year after successfully debuting in 2016. It is expected to get better in organization and participation. Head of Events and Promotions at Power Haus, Agyekum Gyimah says “the team here at Power Haus Promotions are excited about this year’s edition as we expect this year’s event to deliver more quality entertainment and a lucrative business platform for our corporate partners”
Last year’s event had the Deputy Western Regional Minister, Hon Alfred Ekow Gyan as guest speaker and a host of local acts performing at the musical concert. The event was a huge success, drawing large numbers at the Takoradi Market Circle.
SK8 Fest 2017 comes off on Monday 6th March 2017 at the Liberation Road in Takoradi from 10am to 7pm. It will feature a host of Skating competitions during the day and a musical concert with renowned national and local artistes in the evening.
SK8Fest 2017 is brought to you in association with Heaven Non Dairy Creamer and Abigii Pharma with media support from Beach 105.5 FM
If you happen to be in Takoradi this Independence Day, be part of Ghana’s official street Skating Festival Skate Fest (SK8 Fest). Here are some pictures from last year’s edition.