Sure, there are still plenty of places to go ice skating here, but there are vast differences between the two. For one, the floor you are trying to skate on does not melt at any point in a rollerblading rink and the chances of witnessing someone who you would rather not see in lycra are considerably lower. Plus it's a great excuse to pull out all those elbow pads, knee pads and funky head bands you have been looking for an excuse to wear.
People of all ages enjoy skating at Penrith Skatel
If it has been a decade or so since you have put a pair of rollerblades on then patience and plenty of sturdy things to hold onto is key to start off with. But give it time and soon enough you will have the wind in your hair and that childlike feeling of freedom running through you as you glide around the rink.
For an especially old school good time, I recommend going here on a Saturday night for some family disco fun. That way you can skate along to your favourite funky 80s songs and play classic games like head or tails and limbo.
There are also some old school arcade games here to play
If you have children that have only been rollerskating via a video game, now is the time to show them how kids used to have fun back in the day. They can even have their next birthday party here.
Those who have never set foot in skates before can try the Learn to Skate classes on Saturday mornings. And those with a little more expertise have the options of artistic skating, speed skating classes, roller derby and in-line hockey.