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Roller disco provides inclusive fun during school holidays


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Just two days after opening, hundreds of residents put their skates on and stepped into the roller disco rink.  


The Roller Disco is a pop-up location for the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge (City of Culture Special) so customers can skate and scan. For all customers, there is one fixed price at £4, or £3 for those with a Go CV card. Sessions last for one hour.  


Skate, helmet and wrist guard hire are included in the price, with skate sizes starting at a UK child’s size nine, up to an adult’s size 13. Customers are also welcome to bring their own.  


Doors are open 10 am – 6 pm, Monday – Saturday with last entry at 5.30 pm, and 10 am – 4.30 pm on Sunday with last entry at 4 pm. 


Tuesday morning saw a successful Quiet Session with no music or lights – Aisha from Hillfields, Coventry brought her family along and said: “In our religion, we don’t really listen to music, so we struggle to find things to do for the children.”


There will be an additional session on Thursday evening, 7-9 pm for students and adults only, also with a Go CV entry price of £3. 


Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member Public Health and Sport, said: “I am so pleased to see how successful the Roller Disco has been so far. Seeing hundreds get active over the two days is absolutely brilliant. I love that it’s a part of the Go Parks: Active schools Challenge, too and another great addition to our year as UK City of Culture 2021. 


“I look forward to seeing more happy faces on the roller rink as we head into the weekend.” 


The roller rink is undercover to protect from all weather. Groups and parties are welcome to attend, and no booking is required in advance. 


Head to the Go CV website to find more information on the half-term Roller Disco.


Written by: David Watkins

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