Scholtz Van Der Westhuizen, Rachel Jenkins, Paige McDonald, Peter Dixon, Kelley Davidson, Chloe Hormelisle and Amber Hornhuth are excited about showing off their roller skating skills.
Scholtz Van Der Westhuizen, Rachel Jenkins, Paige McDonald, Peter Dixon, Kelley Davidson, Chloe Hormelisle and Amber Hornhuth are excited about showing off their roller skating skills. Kerry Thomas GLAROLL

Time to skate along at PCYC

IT’S nearly time to skate, rattle and roll at Gladstone PCYC.

Almost a decade has passed since disco balls and legwarmers disappeared from the Harbour City, but the doors to the time tunnel have been thrown open to welcome roller-skating back into the spotlight.

April 29 will see the much-anticipated return of eight-wheeling to Gladstone with a roller ‘disco’ extravaganza for all ages to take centre stage at the PCYC from 6.30pm.

Senior Constable Peter Dixon will join the dozens of kids keen to try their foot at the discipline and can’t wait to show Generation Z how to have old-school fun.

“I remember when I was these kids’ age we had skating up at home and we couldn’t wait to get there ... just the novelty of it,” he said.

“I think Gladstone will take a shine to it. It’s something different for the kids.”

Armed with scores of ex-rental skates from the now defunct Gladstone rink of yesteryear, Helen Delaporte of the PCYC is confident the roller disco can become a regular event.

“A lot of people’s kids have wanted to come along and skate so this will open up not just for them but for everybody,” she said.

“We’re hoping it will be a great night and we should get good numbers along.”

A number of women from the local roller derby team, along with derby coach Rod Tyscoe, will be present on the night to help everyone get into the swing and learn to skate.

Skate hire is $10 on the night, which will also feature games and giveaways.

For more information call the PCYC on 4972 3122.

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Details

Cost: $10

Date: Friday, April 29

Time: 6.30pm-9pm

Place: Gladstone PCYC

Fun: Compulsory

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Elbow pads and knee pads are optional but advised

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