Media Release: Pop-Up Roller Rink Rolls into Robson Square

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2019

Rollerskate Vancouver brings the party on wheels to Downtown Vancouver starting April 20

Vancouver, BC – Rollerskate Vancouver is excited to once again bring some funk and glitter to the rink at Robson Square. The 2019 roller skating season kicks off on Saturday, April 20th with a day of events on eight wheels, and with the help of new sponsor Rolla Skate Club, this year’s events will be bigger and better than ever.

“With the huge turnout we had at our events last summer, it’s clear that Vancouverites want to escape real life for a couple of hours to feel the wheels on their feet and the wind in their hair,” says organizer Andrea Fraser-Winsby. “We are so grateful to have the support of the roller skating community and Robson Square­ for these events, especially because Vancouver roller skaters now have so few places to do what they love.

The good times start at 4pm with the All-Ages Family Skate, a roller derby bout presented by Rolla Skate Club at 6pm, then it’s time for the grown-ups to get down with DJ K-Tel at the Disco-themed Adult Skate (ages 16+) from 7-10pm.

Rental skates will be available, provided by the Rolla Skate Club truck, but sizes are limited. Skaters are encouraged to purchase tickets and reserve skates in advance at rollerskatevancouver.com/events.

This is just one of many pop-up roller skating events happening at Robson Square this season; Rollerskate Vancouver has a full schedule planned throughout the summer and fall with events on May 11, June 9, July 6, August 30, September 14 and October 5.

About Rollerskate Vancouver

Andrea Fraser-Winsby (aka Andi Struction) was a founding member of the Terminal City Rollergirls and played competitive roller derby for seven years. After retiring in 2014, she continued to roller skate for fun and fitness, and started meeting other Vancouverites who were also keeping the dream alive. With no dedicated roller rink in Vancouver, these sad, lonely skaters had no place to practice and connect with each other, so Andrea started Rollerskate Vancouver in 2017 with a few social Seawall skates, and due to popular demand (and the slow, painful demise of Central City Arena in 2018), it has blossomed into the events and entertainment company that Vancouver roller skaters have been craving.

LISTING INFORMATION – Pop-Up Roller Rink – Disco Night

Date & Times: Saturday, April 20, 2019, 4-10pm
4-6pm – All Ages Family Skate
6-7pm – Roller Derby Bout
7-10pm – Adult Skate (16+)
Admission: Adults $15, Kids 12 & Under $10 with discount code FAMILYROLL
Skate rentals $10
Address: Robson Square Skating Rink
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B
Website: rollerskatevancouver.com/events

For further information, contact
Andrea Fraser-Winsby
info@rollerskatevancouver.com

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