Eastbourne Skate Festival by SK8school and Eastbourne Roller Disco

WHAT : Part of the Eastbourne Beach Life Festival – FREE – Outdoor Roller Disco with Beach BBQ and Picnic!

WHEN : Saturday Midday(ish)-8pm (ish) (BBQ 5pm-7ish) and Sunday 2pm(ish)-5pm (ish) – July 16/17th 2022

WHERE : The Basketball Courts Royal Parade OR at the Sports Park (if bad weather – Saturday only)

Map Link : Here

FAQ : What happens if it rains, or looks like it might? – Check the SK8school or Eastbourne Roller Disco facebook pages for announcements. There you’ll find the decision as to whether we’ll move to Eastbourne Roller Disco which you’ll find here. ( Please note – if we do need to run indoors there will need to be an entrance fee £4.50pp for the use of the venue – very good value as we’ll still have 2+ Hours Saturday ! )

FAQ : I’ve got bags and stuff that I don’t really want to skate with, is there anywhere to leave my extra drinks, picnic/Beach BBQ/ clothes etc? – Yup we’ve got you covered! There’s plenty of places to tuck your stuff away all around the arena with seating and shade from the sun.

FAQ : Where do I get food for the BBQ etc. From? Well… the Co-op is close by link here.

FAQ : When is the Picnic and When is the Beach BBQ? The Picnic is whenever you like (we suggest 1pm ish), the SUPERVISED FREE BBQ will be available 4-7pm. You bring the food, we’ll cook it for you! (Chef TBC – but worst case there will be some BBQ Tongs and some paper plates and cups!).

FAQ : Will there be refreshments available? There are various vendors onsite and nearby shops as linked above. We will have limited amounts of free water available during the day, to refill water bottles etc.

Saturday Program :

Midday : Setup, site music etc. We expect to be fully functional by 2pm. Till then “open skating”, after 2pm tips and tricks followed by roller disco, eat your picnic etc. Some SK8Jam Lessons, skate lessons etc.

5pm (ish) : Settle down for picnics and FREE “CHEF” SUPERVISED BBQ’s for those that have them or use ours… music in the background, gentle skate around, building up to a full roller disco into the night…

8pm : Close (officially). (If the weather forces an indoor Sports Park Event, we’ll end at 5:30pm).

Sunday Program :

2pm(ish) : Start. Similar program scaled back… open air roller disco. Or undercover at the Sports Park / Eastbourne Roller Disco if bad weather.

4-5pm ish : Close (depending on how busy !)

Other Stuff :

This part of the Beach Life Event is brought to you by Eastbourne Roller Disco and SK8school, with much appreciated help from Loco and 7Ply. Sussex Skating Activities.

Pictures from the last time here and here.