We are a local volunteer based, family orientated roller skating club based just outside of Bognor Regis, West Sussex.
We meet up on Saturday evenings 7-9pm in the large hall of our local leisure centre and for those daring enough we run a variety of things from 9-10pm also, depending on what week it is we run coaching lessons to roller hockey or maybe just and additional hour skating on the general sessions.
In 1977 a small group of artistic skaters who had hired the main hall at the newly opened leisure centre was told that to guarantee a weekly block booking they would have to form a club. So the arun roller skating club was formed.
To cover the costs, memberships were offered to the local skaters. The club became and still
is very popular for all level’s of skaters young and old alike.
Past events have included skating competitions, xmas skating shows, roller disco’s and yearly entries into the local carnival’s where we have won many trophies over the year’s
At one time over 300 people were members, today there are about 100 members and the club is open to the general public who wish to skate.
In may 2002 the club held a 25 year reunion and about 200 skaters past and present attended, video’s of old xmas shows were shown, carnival float photo’s and local press write up’s were displayed in the bramber studio.
Skating in the main hall was accompanied by the music from the 70’s and 80’s etc when vinyl ruled. the artistic skaters were not forgotten with the set dance’s being played at regular interval’s, everyone who attended seemed to have a good time.