Extreme sports in Ukraine grow. However the number of specially equipped sports grounds for trainings of riders doesn't increase. In total in Ukraine about five skateparks are. But there was a makeshift - mobile parks - transformers this summer.
The park - a transformer represents group of special constructions for occupations by a skateboard, roller driving, and also BMX (figure skating by bicycle): constructions are capable to change the configuration (why, actually, they are called as "transformers"), allowing to practice the greatest possible quantity of tricks in the minimum territory.
The project under the name "RedBull Transformers" started on June 1 in Dnepropetrovsk and will last till September, wandering from Dnepropetrovsk to Lviv, further to Odessa and, at last, to Kiev. "The cities were chosen not incidentally, - the senior administrator of park and the head of the Nikolaev youth organization "Alter — Sports" Roland Bayrozyan tells. - We were faced by a task as much as possible to capture the territory of Ukraine. Each of the cities is a peculiar center of the region - east, western, southern and northern Ukraine respectively".
According to Roland, the park is in each of the cities exactly a month: "Thus in each city it will look on - new. All this time fans of extreme sports can train here during the day absolutely free of charge, conforming to the established rules how, for example, not to smoke, to drink alcoholic beverages, not to use foul language in the park territory. Children are younger than 14 years are obliged to train in protection and in the presence of parents. This project is aimed not only at the development of extreme sports in Ukraine, but also on healthy lifestyle promotion".
In the last two days of stay of park in the city pass competitions in a skateboarding and BMX. Four winners in each of disciplines receive permits to participation in a final which will pass in Kiev.
"To Nikolaev park - the transformer, unfortunately, won't reach, - Roland reports.- But there is an idea to organize a trip of the Nikolaev thrill-seekers together with support group to Odessa on competitions which it is blown in park - a transformer at the end of August".
Whether there will be in Nikolaev a board - park - a question difficult. "On the one hand, there is a won grant, money and human resources, with another - there is no earth, - Roland answers. - Procedure with transfer of a site of 40 square meters (the minimum area for a board - park) in using of public organization was rather difficult. Here three months as us will redirect from one state structure to another: from ZhEKA in the Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies, from the Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies in the Central management, from there - in the Commission on construction and architecture, further - in Committee on municipal services … In total, it seems, pro also would like to help but while all and remains at the level of desire".