Looking for something fun to do in Perth? Go rollerskating! it keeps you fit & entertained. Here are the top rollerskating rinks in Perth.
Rollerskating is making its comeback return as a hot, fun exercise alternative, just ask your parents about it.
Known commonly as ‘rollerblading’ (a manufacturer company called Rollerblade© USA did a great job in the ’60s of making roller skating popular to begin with, so the name stuck), you get a choice of three basic varieties: quad roller skates (great for beginners), inline skates or blades and tri-skates. Regardless what type you choose, it’s reported to be one of the most advantageous workouts for muscle development, even more so than running or bicycling, according to The Inline Skating Resource Centre.
It’s a cardiovascular exercise that is low-impact on joints while building up all the upper leg muscles, buttocks (that’s booty building, yay!), hips and lower back muscles. Additionally, you need balance and control necessary to maintain an upright position so your endurance and strength increases too.
When I think of rollerblading, I immediately think of extremely attractive, tanned ripped men and busty bikini-clad women rollerblading down coastal boardwalks (think Miami Beach in Florida for example), maybe holding a miniature stereo on their shoulder or walking their Chihuahua while grooving and thrusting to their giant headphones
I also think of the grooviest era, the 1970’s, where the disco craze was at its height and roller disco skating at the discotheque (also known as skating rink) was the coolest social thing to do after you finished up making out with your college sweetheart in the car at old lovers’ hill.
This is what roller disco was like in the 1970’s. Check out the scene below from the ’79 film, Roller Boogie, a film about skaters banding together to keep their roller-disco open:
Fast forward to early 2000’s; remember that roller disco scene from Austin Powers’ Goldmember?
Have I managed to get you in the mood for a bit of groovy rolling then?
See if you have what it takes to be a local roller disco champion with your friends. Check out the top skating rinks in Perth below:
Rollerzone is considered to be WA’s largest roller rink which also comes with a large multi-tier grandstand for spectators, a large rink pro-shop and café facility on premises. Their public sessions boasts a sound and lighting system, music videos with big screen and live DJ entertainment.
They have Perth’s largest ring pro-shop and also offer lessons in skating from artistic, roller derby, speed skating to Perth Men’s Derby. Another cool thing here is the arcade machines, a photobooth and more.
If you’re looking for a unique place to host a party, they have private party rooms available and a space available for ‘open’ parties on the actual rink itself.
299 Victoria Road Malaga WA | 1300 442 100
2. MORLEY ROLLERDROME
Morley Rollerdrome is a fully air-conditioned indoor roller skating rink with kiosk and fully stocked pro-skate shop, offering public sessions, school socials and lessons from beginner to competition level for everyone.
They’ve been around since 1980. The lessons they offer are beginner skating lessons, speed skating lessons, artistic skating lessons, roller derby lessons and even an exercise program called ‘skatefit’, developed just for adults 18+ looking to stay fit. Their general sessions also regularly have games and skating activities involved with staff assisting and rolling in on the action.
They also host special events, birthday parties and fundraisers. No need to book for general sessions and yes, they have Eftpos facilities.
95 Catherine St, Morley, WA | (08) 9276 9870
Rolloways is an oldschool-style skate rink with vintage vibes and 1970’s interior décor that’s been operating since 1984. They have roller derby posters plastered out the front, vintage skates (as well as roller blades), disco lights and awesome music blasting during public sessions.
Rolloways is considered to be one of the more affordable rinks to skate at, however they do not have any card facilities, it’s cash only or cheques. They also host parties for kids (providing the food and drinks), as well as group functions.
This is where I went (see my pics above). I really enjoyed the groovy old-school décor and music in this place and had a lot of fun. Was a cheap day out, very entertaining.
Unit 12/352 South Street, WA | (08) 9337 9444
Interested in Roller Derby? Perth also has quite a few roller derby clubs and associations. Check them out:
Roller Derby AU – Website