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Skating rink for Skatescool Tauranga
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Skating Rink For Skatescool Tauranga
Project 2016-08-30 16:13:07 +1200
Skatescool Tauranga have Roller Skating classes for all ages, Family Roller Discos, Private functions and Holiday Classes all on old school quads or Inline Blades.
I (Kazna Bedford) founded Skatescool Tauranga 15 months ago, it has grown phenomenally since then and everyone just loves coming but almost every dollar has been put back into expanding the business and building up our stock of hire skates. It is a family run business with my husband Matt and our 4 children all joining in and helping out with running the discos, welcoming and encouraging new skaters while ensuring everyone is safe and has a great time.
My Grandfather was a figure skater in Tauranga in the 50's and Matt and I actually met Ice skating in Auckland many years ago! We have a passion for skating as it's in our blood and now our children's too! We really want to share our passion with everyone we meet!
Currently we are mobile (picture a van with over one hundred pairs of skates I get to move!) and quite limited by hall availability and we really need funds to secure a lease on a suitable venue so we can be a base for all roller sports, we especially wish to support and grow Recreational and Artistic Skating, Speed Skating, Inline Hockey and Roller Derby. We would love to move into Jam skating and Slalom tricks as well as ramp and Skateboard skills if the venue was big enough.
We are very pleased to have New Zealand Champion Michelle Webb in our team to assist with the training of the Advanced level Artistic Skating group and running the holiday classes alongside Kazna, but we really need a venue to be able to grow the Artistic club so we can compete Nationally. This is the same with Inline hockey - we have coaches but no venue! Having a rink is super important to the Skatescool team as a way of uniting the community, promoting roller sport, creating a safe and welcoming place for all ages and to encourage an awareness and love of skating.
We are offerring special VIP membership cards, along with limited edition T shirts to proudly wear to show your support of our rink and also ground floor advertising opportuniries for businesses on our rink wall. We want the Bay residents to feel a sense of pride and ownership of our rink and the very unique environment we wish to create so check out our rewards and please help us create some amazing memories, a love of skating and provide a safe, happy place for our residents - young and old - to come together, and please share with all your friends!
Do you have fond memories of skating as a child???
I bet you do, memories are priceless - all I'm asking for is money :P
Thanks so much for your encouragement and support - We couldn't do this without you!
Literally - we can't do it without you so please support us!! Thank you!
Love is in the air...
10/11/2016 at 8:49 AM
On this day 17 Years Ago Matt and I met at the local Ice skating rink for classes - If you enjoy a good love story and want to help recreate the romance in our future rink for the next generation then I ask you to please donate $17 TODAY to show your support!
Got my skates on!
01/11/2016 at 4:46 PM
Hi guys ! Quick update - unfortunately once I launched this campaign all 4 of my kids came down with chicken pox! So I haven't been able to do as much as I had hoped. Please continue to share our campaign with all your friends and especially local business'. I am off to the pledge me roadshow in Tauranga tonight - in my skates of course! To learn more and gain some strategies to propel us into success on pledge me!
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"This is great Kazna! "
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"Get that thing rocked...!!! Best wishes from Germany :)"
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"Great cause for our youth to have fun, and get fit, safely!!"
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"Best of luck, I'd love to see a rink here! Love, Fee Kill Matter ;)"
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"Go Tauranga Skate School ..you rock!"