Writing for pleasure to showcase the best Australia has on offer.
Roller skating is fun and will keep your fit and healthy
The thrill of Roller Skating takes me back to my youth when becoming acquainted with the activity at an outdoor rink on the foreshore of Hervey Bay. It was the place to be every Easter and Christmas Holidays.
Roller Skating is said to be invented by John Joseph Merlin in 1735, who wore his new wheeled shoes to a party in London. However, the roller skate was not patented until 1819 by Monsieur Petitbled. His invention had only three wheels and was not able to turn. Later James Leonard Plimpton invented a design with four wheels, which allowed the wearer to pivot when needed.
Although skating was very popular in the '70s and '80s, the activity dropped off in the '90s. Today there are several rinks all over the country and is a family favourite for a fun time out.
Photo courtesy of Free Holiday Fun! Get your Skates On!
Over these school holidays from Monday 1st July through to Saturday 13th July 2019, you may like to put on those skates again and head to Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown for a day to enjoy the free Pop-Up Roller Skating Disco Rink.
There are no age limits for this event; however, there will be special sessions for the little ones along with Tiny Tots Sessions (Under 7), Disco Thursday, 80's Flashback Friday and Saturday Family Fun Day. Each day kicks off at 10.00am and finishes at 2.00pm.
Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown is situated on the Corner of Compton & Calam Roads, Sunnybank Hills and is twenty kilometres from Brisbane CBD. If you want more information on this great holiday event, please telephone 07 3273 5611.