Roll up! Roll up! Call for skaters to get wheely fit at Scarborough YMCA

Scarborough residents are being encouraged to take up an unusual way to get fit.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 12:34 pm
New skaters encouraged at the YMCA

Each Friday a group of dedicated enthusiasts meet in the sports hall at the YMCA to enjoy a night of roller skating.

The evening is open to skaters of all ages and abilities, with current participants ranging from age eight or nine through to those in their 50s.

Group member, Alistair Lawrence said: “For years there has been a Roller Derby group, but numbers dwindled due to the slightly aggressive nature of the sport, so the session turned into a social skate where you can hone your skills or learn new ones.”

People of all abilities are welcome to attend

Organiser, Lucy McPartlan, who works as a ward clerk at Scarborough Hospital, said beginners are welcome: “It’s quite informal and there are plenty there to teach. It’s a good cardio workout, and better for the joints than running.

“We have a few skates we can lend people if they don’t have their own.

“It’s all about fun and new friendships, and of course, we always go for a drink afterwards.”

Roller skating takes place at the YMCA every Friday from 8-10pm. To find out more contact Lucy on [email protected]

Fun and Friendship promised at the social skate.