Roller rink celebrates its first birthday

Skaters celebrates its first birthday since re-opening

Skaters celebrates its first birthday since re-opening - Credit: Archant

Staff and customers at Skaters roller rink in Walpole Highway celebrated a year since the venue reopened with a combined Valentine’s and first birthday party.

The venue was taken over by businessman Michael McInerney in February 2014 and attracts hundreds of skaters of all ages.

Mr McInerney said: “I am passionate about skating but you can’t run a business on passion – we have got a great team here. People have been thanking us for keeping the rink open but it has been a pleasure. So many people have enjoyed it and we always get great reports from our customers.

“Skaters is going from strength to strength and I would like to thank the staff and our loyal customer base for supporting us.”

Manager Gary Evison said: “It has been a fantastic year for us and an honour to be a part of it. To think that just over a year ago the rink was closed and lifeless.

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“Our main goal was always to make skating popular again and here we are one year on and Skaters and skating seem to be back on the map.”

Skaters is home to Wisbech Speed Skating club and Wisbech Roller Hockey club and is also one of the first venues in the area to offer Loopyballs inflatable football.

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Skating lessons are available for skaters of all abilities and there are skating sessions every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Groovy tots and baby disco is on every Friday morning from 9.30am to 11am and an after school skate for primary school aged children will be launched on Tuesday March 3 from 3.45pm to 5.45pm.

For more information contact Skaters on 01945 882048.

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