How much fun can be squeezed into two and a half hours? Plenty, according to Ashlie Aparicio, manager of Rollerway Skate Centre in Newtown.
This small window of time can deliver a wonderful and memorable way to celebrate a birthday, with guests on skates or rollerblades having more fun than should be legal. And it’s not just the kids who can get in on this, as Ashlie explains.
“Our parties are recommended for kids six years or older, although littlies can also get in on the action,” she says. “However, we also put on a great party to celebrate the likes of 30th or 40th birthdays, or hen’s nights.
“Sometimes party groups go the whole hog and dress up in their best ‘80s gear or some other theme. With all our lights and music, the party atmosphere is non-stop and people really get into it.”
Value for money is a big focus at Rollerway. Most of the all-inclusive packages range from $18-$21 a person, covering admission, skate or rollerblade hire, party bags and catering – and some even offer a birthday cake.
If you’re new to skating, Ashlie says it’s a fun and challenging activity that people can easily pick up.
“We see kids who can hardly lace their skates get on and achieve “the impossible”. They’re scooting around in no time. Older people, surprisingly, don’t take much longer to learn but half the fun is the learning, with all of the thrills and chills, and the steady rise in confidence, and the sense of achievement.
“One thing is a certainty in roller skating: lots of laughter.”
Rollerway is the place to be to make the most of the end of the current school holidays, too – and don’t forget Australia Day. Kids of all ages can learn a new skill while having maximum fun.
It’s a great entertainment choice for any holiday time or weekend, whether for a child’s ‘play date’, a family looking for something enjoyable to do together, or teens needing to release energy in a safe and inclusive environment.
Rollerway Skate Centre, 6-8 Lambert Avenue, Newtown. Opens daily during school holidays. Inquiries: 0411 335 544 or visit rollerway.com.au.