Yesterday, I went to Wigan roller rink. As the name clearly suggests, it is located in Wigan.
In all honesty, I don’t know how much it cost (my parents were paying!) but I do know that it was cheap.
I was visiting during half term so it was fairly busy, as you would expect, but it wasn’t a problem for me. The good thing is that you don’t actually need to be able to skate to go there. When you first get there, everyone is clutching on to the hand rails except a couple of people. At the end, most people are not holding on to the hand rails anymore. You can also pay for lessons.
In my opinion, Wigan Roller Rink is better than ice skating. In case you don’t agree I have three reasons to back me up. When you fall over (you will when you first go) you don’t get wet. The roller rink is also comfortably warm rather than an ice rink when you are freezing cold. The best thing about Wigan Roller Rink is that they actually have a DJ who is playing brilliant music. The tracks also seem to be chosen on purpose. The whole ‘DJ’ experience is much better than the company just setting a playlist!
Everyone travels around the rink in the same direction. This is probably for health and safety reasons. This links nicely to the another thing that the DJ does. They randomly stop the music, tell you to stop and then ‘go back the other way’. This adds another element of fun. Whilst music is blasting out from everywhere, disco lights are also firing out light in all directions.
In all honesty, I can’t think of any negatives. The roller rink is generally good value for money. I am only 15 years old and, from my point of view, Wigan Roller Rink is amazing!
I would like to summarise this review by saying that I believe that Wigan Roller Rink is very fun and well worth visiting if you live near Wigan. It is also very good value for money.