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Pack up the track, Let’s Roller Skate Maitland

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Maitland Regional Athletics Centre will look a tad different these April school holidays, swapping its running track for an outdoor roller skating rink for a weekend event.

The Make it Maitland Let’s Roller Skate spectacle will span three days from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 April.

Maitland City mayor Philip Penfold said the event was “back by popular demand”

“We’re thrilled to see the return of this hugely-popular activity, bigger and better than before,” he said.

“We listened to the feedback from our residents and expanded the format.

“This time we’re offering skating sessions throughout the weekend and during the day, too.

“We’ll also be theming the Saturday between 7pm and 9pm as an 80’s roller disco with a soundtrack of classic 80’s tunes, complete with 80’s video clips on the big screen.

“We’d love to see everyone dust off some of their best 80’s wear, get involved and come out for a trip down memory lane.”

Make it Maitland
Make it Maitland: Let’s Roller Skate, 14 to 16 April.

Make It Maitland: Let’s Roller Skate will run Friday evening from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday from noon to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

The event is set to include a raft of fun and games, food trucks and a community barbecue, a live DJ, lawn and arcade games, ice cream and coffee vans, popcorn and fairy floss.

And, of course, the roller rink.

Tickets are free. Attendees can BYO skates for free or hire a pair for just $5.

Make It Maitland: Let’s Roller Skate is funded by the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.

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