Popular pop up roller skating rink returns to Maitland this April

Popular pop up roller skating rink returns to Maitland this April

Ready, set, skate! Maitland City Council is inviting local families to lace up a pair of roller skates and hit the rink these April school holidays.

Maitland Regional Athletics Centre will host a large pop up roller skating rink, with the Make it Maitland Let’s Roller Skate event stretching over three days from Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April.

Maitland Mayor Philip Penfold said the event was ‘back by popular demand’, following the ‘huge success of last year’s After Dark event at Maitland Station’.

‘We’re thrilled to be bringing back an evolution of this hugely popular event, bigger and better than before,’ Mayor Penfold said.

‘We listened to the feedback from our residents and expanded the format. This time we’re offering skating sessions throughout the weekend and during the day too.

‘We’ll also be theming the Saturday night between 7.00pm and 9.00pm as an 80’s roller disco with a soundtrack of classic 80’s tunes, complete with 80’s video clips on the big screen. We’d love to see everyone dust off some of their best 80’s wear, get involved and come out for a trip down memory lane.’

Make It Maitland: Let’s Roller Skate will run Friday evening from 5.00pm to 9.00pm, Saturday from midday to 9.00pm and Sunday morning from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

A raft of other fun and games, including food trucks and a community barbecue, a live DJ, lawn and arcade games, ice cream and coffee vans, plus popcorn and fairy floss, will complement the roller rink.

Tickets are free. Attendees can BYO skates for free or hire a pair for just $5.00. Book your session now at mait.city/LetsRollerSkate.

Make It Maitland: Let’s Roller Skate is proudly funded by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.