The Fruit Market will be thrown back to the 80s as a huge outdoor rollerskating rink gets installed.
The pop-up rink will be installed in the Stage@TheDock and will be open from anyone from newbies to experienced skaters – all within walking distance of Hull city centre.
Up to 70 people at a time will be able to use the rink, which will have the stunning back drop of The Deep and the tidal barrier, with special sessions also being put on for under-eights to strap the rollers on.
The amphitheatre will host the hourly sessions which organisers hope will not only be fun but also provide a health kick to everyone who takes part.
Natalia Cleary, Fruit Market events community co-ordinator, said: “Rollerskating is such a fun activity and it’s something that the whole family can enjoy together during the May half-term holiday, so we think this will be really popular.
“Skating isn’t just for children, we think the roller rink will appeal to students, groups of friends, couples and anyone who wants to do something fun in a unique part of Hull.
“Stage@TheDock is just perfect for an event like this, with a big open area for skaters to whizz around and lots of seating for spectators. The amazing views overlooking the water are an added bonus!”
The rink will be open during the half-term at the end of May, between Monday, May 27 and Sunday, June 1, and boots will also be available to hire.
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An hour of skating will cost £5, to be paid in cash, and people that already have their own skates will be allowed to use them.
Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied on the rink by an adult, while under 14s must be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Monday to Thursday: 10am – 11am (age five to eight), 11am – 5pm (all ages)
- Friday and Saturday: 10am – 11am (age five to eight); 11am – 7pm (all ages)
- Sunday: 10am – 11am (age five to eight), 11am – 5pm (all ages)
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