From going to the roller disco at Vauxhall this year I've managed to get my friend Ian back into skating. He discovered a nice roller disco at the Newham Lesiure Centre, Skating Heaven.
They did try and force us to wear helmets because of insurance but we refused. I understand that we are on their premises but at the same time none of their marshals were wearing helmets and the Vauxhall location didn't enforce the same rules. After some talks with the people in charge they were happy for us to go helmet-less.
We later found out that the whole setup was some what new at the time, so they were still finding their feet with the whole setup.
The floor is super smooth. Maybe a little too smooth if you're going fast, but usually the marshals signal to you before you get to that speed. They've got a cloak room. Some snacks and drinks available too. Music is played by the DJ in the corner which all the locals seem to know all the words and dance moves to. The great thing about this place is I now know where I can skate on a Sunday afternoon if it's raining.
Big thing for me that day was that I managed to pull a heel heel trick on my inlines. Score!
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