From today, we are cancelling the Tuesday fast skating session as so few people come.
On the other hand, our Saturday session is more popular than we can cope with! We are unfortunately having to turn people away or are asking them to wait in the cafe until other people leave and make space, as our safety limit is 50 skaters. It seems we need to change our sessions times.
The solution we are considering is to run a second weekend session, probably at 12-2pm on Sundays. However, for this to be possible we need people to come forward and volunteer to help out. I did a quick survey at Saturday skating and 14 people out of 23 said they could come to a Sunday session as an alternative to Saturday (5 no, 4 maybe). There were also 10 people who said they could volunteer to help in a session – thank-you very much if you were one of those people! However, to cover every week we need more volunteers.
A smooth running skate session needs 3 volunteers – one to sign people in, one to hand out skates and one in the tuck shop – and after the initial rush of people arriving, the volunteers can swap around and take time out to skate or have a cup of tea. If you volunteer, all your children get into the session for free and you get free drinks. A more experienced volunteer will show you what to do and we will over-staff sessions to start with.
If you can help by volunteering at the new Sunday session (or on Saturdays or in the holidays, when we also need volunteers) please email [email protected] Please also email if you have any questions about volunteering.
So for now, skating sessions are:
- Wednesday 4-5:45 (All)
- Friday 8-10pm (Teens)
- Saturday 12-2pm (Families)
With, hopefully, an additional Sunday session coming soon – but don’t come this week!