Roller skate club kicks off this spring in Cranbrook – Cranbrook Daily Townsman
Get out your roller skates, Cranbrook, because a new and exciting business of a local DJ is on the way. Starting in April, the Cranbrook Curling Center will turn into a roller skating club every Saturday.
Keon Chung, owner of Just Music in Cranbrook, has wanted to pursue this dream for several years. Owning a music store, Chung is also a DJ for many local and regional events.
Since COVID-19 has brought many events to a screeching halt over the past few years, Chung has decided to go ahead with Roller Skate Cranbrook and is expected to have the first night on April 2, 2022.
“I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, for several years anyway. I looked for the right installation at the right time, ”said Chung. “Normally that would be something that I would do occasionally, as a DJ. roller skating evening.
Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., every two weeks, the curling rink will turn into a nightclub, an 80’s party or another themed skate. Chung says there will be dance party lighting, concession and the potential for live bands and DJs.
General admission will be $ 10, and there will be limited rentals available for $ 15. In accordance with provincial regulations, Chung says everyone must be doubly vaccinated and have the QR-code vaccine card or government documents to participate.
“I think it will be a fun thing for the community. So far we’ve had a great response on our Facebook group and people seem excited about something new and different, ”Chung said.
He adds that the capacity of the curling rink is large, so it will most likely be a walk-in admission style.
“Now that we know what events look like in terms of COVID-19, with vaccinations and vaccine passes, it’s a little easier to plan ahead,” Chung said.
“We are also looking for local sponsors, entrepreneurs and volunteers,” adds Chung. “We hope to have sponsorships on several levels. One idea being that a sponsor covers the admission fee so that we can have free entry nights. We are also looking for sponsors for door prizes etc.
“All the local entrepreneurs who want to help, we will build ramps and rails, signs… And of course, volunteers. We are looking to assemble a team of volunteers and they will be able to skate for free.
Anyone interested can join the “Roller skate Cranbrook” group on Facebook to follow updates. Chung also suggests that closer, people check the event pages for each night and RSVP, so they get a better idea of capacity limits and who will be attending.
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