New roller rink caters for the community

Matt Bedford, Tamara, 8, Olivia, 4, Ben, 10, and Kazna Bedford.

Get your wheels rolling these school holidays at the newest skating rink on the block.

Skatescool Tauranga’s new venue opens on Saturday, September 29 and aims to offer more room to twirl, ollie and score the winning puck.

Kazna Bedford from Skatescool Tauranga says the group is very happy to secure a new building and has been frantically preparing for the opening.

“We will be catering to all roller sports at the new venue and are happy to have a home base for our award-winning artistic skaters, be a training ground for Moana Roller Derby, as well as providing some inline hockey, skateboarding and ramp sessions. We also have plans to move into speed and jam skating as well,” says Kazna.

“This will also take the peak-time burden off Bay Venues facilities, enabling other sporting groups to use that time.”

Located at 2 Roxanne Place in Poike (the former Lollipop’s Playland site), Skatescool Tauranga will also be able to cater for classes, public sessions, school groups, birthday parties and their popular roller discos.

“Party rooms are available for groups to hire. Wonder Craft has already booked out rooms to run school holiday craft classes there on a permanent basis.

“Skaters can also come and enjoy skating with music, disco lights, limbo competitions and the dance-offs they have come to know and love, with the added bonus of a cafe on-site.”