During the holidays or school terms, roller skating is fun-filled and sociable – as well as the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, with non-stop entertainment for all-sized groups.
Rollerway Newtown’s manager Ashlie Aparicio says skating is actually easy to learn – despite what some people think.
“It’s a fun and challenging activity that people can easily pick up. It really makes them feel good and gives them a sense of achievement,” she says.
Rollerway specialises in value-for-money parties. The parties include admission, catering, roller skate or rollerblade hire, and party bags. The all-inclusive standard package is just $20 per person.
“The parties go for two hours but often the kids are having so much fun that they want to stay longer, and for a little extra, they can skate for more than six hours.
“Our parties are recommended for kids six years and older, although kids as young as two can skate, too.
“It doesn’t stop there, as we even have quite a few 30th, 40th and 50th parties, which goes to show skating really is a fun activity for all ages. The rink has music, bright lights, high-quality rental skates and an amazing atmosphere.
“Everyone seems to love it and it’s quite special to see grandparents skating with their grandchildren and tiny tots having a go.
“It’s a fantastic holiday or weekend activity for the family – it’s something mum, dad and grandparents can also enjoy with the kids,” Ashlie says.
Worth noting: Roller skating is one of the few physical activities you can do regardless of the weather.
Rollerway Skate Centre, 6-8 Lambert Avenue, Newtown. Opens daily during school holidays. Inquiries: 0411 335 544 or visit www.rollerway.com.au.