Skating away at the Wagga Rollerdome

Roller-derby enthusiasts dusted of their skate wheels and slid to their heart’s content at the weekend as part of the Wagga Rollerdrome’s grand opening.

Beverley Kearney took her grandchildren to the rink and said she was excited to see a new roller skating facility back in the city.

“One of the kids have asthma and roller skating is a really good way to keep them active,” she said.

“It helps with their breathing and it’s a fun way to get them involved with sport.

“We’ve been keeping an eye out on the rink for a while to see when it would open and we’re so excited that there is finally a new roller club back in Wagga.”

The rollderdrome is situated behind Southern Cross Performing Arts on Chaston Street.

Pam Jones was the entrepreneur behind the idea and said the official revival of a skating rink was something she had in the making for a long time.

Pam Jones from the Wagga Rollerdrome. Picture: Les Smith

Pam Jones from the Wagga Rollerdrome. Picture: Les Smith

“It’s great to finally have a space where everyone in Wagga can finally enjoy roller skating,” she said.

“The rollderdrome is something I’ve been wanting to create for a while and the space just fits everything perfectly.”