Skaters Cody Baker, Jamie Baker and Mitchell Pailthorpe are regulars at the Rocky Skate Clubs skating sessions.
Skaters Cody Baker, Jamie Baker and Mitchell Pailthorpe are regulars at the Rocky Skate Clubs skating sessions. ALLAN REINIKKA

Rocky catches skating craze

GET your skates on and join the trend.

The Rocky Skate Club’s public skating sessions have seen a record number of people lining up to skate over the public holidays.

The club’s treasurer Judi Russell said over 130 people were in the rink at the Exhibition Pavilion at the Rockhampton Showgrounds for last Friday’s session with the club having to turn people away because they ran out of skates to lend.

“That was a record, but it would have been about 150 if we had more skates,” she said.

“By 7.30pm it’s crowed.”

Judi thinks the skating sessions are so popular because kids liked to skate to the music and play games and win prizes.

With more skates on the way and school holiday skating sessions over, Judi wanted to let people know they can still have fun and skate every Friday night.

“We kept it (Friday sessions) going last year until March...we are looking at a contract with council to use the venue until March 2012,” she said.

The club has an inline hockey team and holds senior beginner classes, with the oldest player aged 59.

Judi said the club was also looking at running a Mighty Pucks program for young children.

Visit www.rockyinline.org

Rocky Skate Club’s public skating sessions:

  • Every Friday night from 7pm to 9.30pm
  • Cost is $6
  • Snacks and drinks available


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