On Friday 16 April, I went with two 12-year-olds to The School by Jaya 1 in Petaling Jaya. We were ushered up to the empty first floor of The Square, which had lowered lighting and a DJ console playing.
The girls strapped on their skates and their safety gear and quickly zoomed off into the various corridors, where they found to their delight a URL Easter egg hunt, leading to different clues. Overall a really groovy place to hang out if you love silky, smooth floors and groovy tunes for your skating escapades. A fun way to spend an evening!
Easter Disco Skate Party
The Square and The Blade School collaborated once again to bring the first ever disco roller skating party. It seemed like a great initiative to bring like-minded communities together in a roller skating extravaganza set up.
As a free event to foster community ties and connections, our hats go off to the organisers. It was a wonderful way to spend indoors in the relative safety of a shopping mall, with eateries and toilets nearby.
They plan to hold more holiday sessions as well as a succession of activities such as skate classes, public skate sessions, and workshops. The next planned event will be Halloween skate session – do follow The Blade School for more updates.
Friday night fever
Besides the Easter Disco Skate Party, The Square is open for the public to skate every Friday night from 8 – 11pm. The Friday nights usually take up a smaller place, overlooking the restaurant area.
The Square is open for group session bookings for free with at least 15 pax per booking. Interested inline or roller skate groups will need to book their slots here.
Attendees will only need to bring their own skates and protective gears and register ahead of time here. Be quick, because they will only allow 30 participants!
Ready for some lessons?
Following the launch of the partnership, The Blade School will officially kickstart its skating lessons at The Square, including Beginner and Freestyle Skating lessons from 4-6pm and 8-10pm respectively on Fridays. Options are available to choose between private or group classes.
The Blade School will also introduce a Ladies Skate Night, starting in May 2022 on every 3rd, 4th and 5th Thursday of the month. Run by instructors under the MYSKATE National Skating Accreditation program, interested students can expect to learn the basics of inline skating, such as mastering the correct posture, pushing, gliding, regrouping, and stopping on skates. More info here!