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Easy-Stroll at Bellahouston Park

     Bellahouston Park Leisure Centre

Bellahouston Leisure Centre

Bellahouston Leisure Centre

This is where we meet for a stroll round the park the exact route depending on skaters wishes on the day.

This is not a lesson but if you wish you can get a few tips and feel more confident. It's FREE

When does the Bellahouston stroll start? Please refer to EVENTS for the exact time.

Because the parks department has ongoing attractions/events that may interfere with the stroll this schedule will be subject to last minute venue change or weather cancellation. Before travelling always check EVENTS. If in doubt on the day call/text 07733 276 902.

F.A.Q.

  • How much will the skate session cost? The stroll is FREE the only charge is for hiring skates. (see below)
  • Can any skater take part? Yes, with the exception of "First Time" Beginners. If you have no previous experience of skating take lessons first. If this is your first time skating outdoors you can skate the Easy-Stroll provided you have some stopping ability to deal with hills.
  • I like to skate fast/faster. Then the Easy-Stroll is not for you.
  • Will it matter if I arrive late? Yes it will! We like to start promptly therefore you need to arrive earlier than the start time to fit skates and put on pads.
  • How long is the skate going to last? Anything up to two hours max but you can drop out anytime.
  • Will I hold everybody back? Think touring. Just skate at your own pace, no pressure to go faster than you want.
  • Can I hire skates? Yes you can but you need to order skates at least two days before the event. 07733 276 902 is the number to call. Special session charge of £5 includes safety pads but not a helmet.
  • Do I need to wear a helmet? Falls do occur. Safety pads and a helmet are recommended. You skate without them at your own risk. Not got a helmet? Buy a skate helmet on the day.
  • Travelling by subway/bus? The nearest subway is Ibrox a 20 min walk to the park. There is a choice of several bus services. Check timetable for Sunday schedules.
  • Travelling by car? We park in the Bellahouston Leisure Centre car park off Bellahouston Drive. (Don't confuse this with the Ski Centre at the other end of the park.)
  • I'm not coming by car is there anywhere to leave my backpack? Yes, you can leave your backpack, shoes, in Don's van while you skate don't forget to collect your belongings before you leave for home otherwise you will have to chase round Glasgow trying to get them back.
  • I'm coming alone can I get help on the day? This is not a skate lesson but Don Morton will be there to give help and advice with any (skate) problems on the day.
  • Any there any facilities nearby? Yes, a cafe and public toilets in the Bellahouston Leisure Centre.
  • What if it is raining? We don't skate in the rain. If it is one of those Scottish weather days that looks as if it might/might not rain and you are not sure whether to travel call 07733 276 902 before setting out. If it is a definite cancel it will be posted at "EVENTS."

Did we forget something? (we usually do)

  • Got a question we haven't thought about?
  • Need some more help or advice?
  • Then please do not hesitate to ask.
  • Email morton.don@gmail.com
  • Text or call 07733 276 902.

WE SHARE THE PARK

We are skating in a public place.

Pedestrians/Children/disabled are apprehensive when they see a group of skaters approaching (one can only imagine what they feel like when they see cyclists speeding towards them) please make sure you slow down and pass leaving as much room as possible. We want skaters to be recognised by the public for their consideration to other users.

Animals, particularly dogs roam the park because owners take this opportunity to let their dogs off the leash. Dogs are easily startled if it is the first time they have encountered skaters. Apparently animal owners consider it the responsibility of the skater to pass in an appropriate manner. While this is a moot point we accept the constraint for the good of the sport.

FINALLY

Please don't upset any park walkers even if they annoy you, remember they are perfectly entitled to be there. We don't want to give anyone cause for complaint about skaters. Respect the park please make sure you do not leave any litter lying about.

Don't forget skating is a balancing activity. You skate at your own risk. Wear your safety pads and a helmet at all times, you have a duty of care to yourself as well as to others.

Helpful links:

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Interesting link: Bellahouston Park