Torrevieja (Alicante) skate park to be named after skateboard hero Ignacio Echeverria

ALWAYS REMEMBERED: Torrevieja’s skate park will bear Ignacio Echeverria’s name Photo credit: Torrevieja town hall

TORREVIEJA’S future skate park already has a name.

This new space will be named after Ignacio Echeverria, a 39-year-old Spanish banker who fought off terrorists during the 2017 London Bridge attack.

With only his skateboard as a weapon, Ignacio fended off one of the three terrorists as he was about to stab a woman.  He saved her life, also distracting her assailant long enough for others to escape to safety.

He then confronted a second terrorist who was attacking a police office, before he was stabbed in the back and killed.

The new skate park will be located on a plot of municipal land in Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas, revealed Torrevieja’s mayor Eduardo Dolon.

He made the announcement at the end of a recent performance at the Municipal Theatre of Skateboard Hero, a musical that relates the last 24 hours of Ignacio’s life.  

This was attended by Ignacio’s parents Joaquin and Ana, who took part in a talk following the performance, and were presented with one of Torrevieja’s traditional salt boats.


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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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