Frightfully good fun at Sk8house By Kate Sears


When ghouls and goblins come out to play, Sk8house puts on its biggest event of the year. Halloween festivities will be in full swing on Saturday, October 27, from 6-9pm. It’s a family affair, with everyone invited to dress up and compete in the Best Dressed Awards for the chance to win a Sk8house voucher and bragging rights.

Wee trolls and cheeky fairies can try their hand at trick or treating if they’re brave enough to approach the Sk8house staff, who will be in full bloodcurdling costume handing out tiny treats, freebies and of course lollies to get everyone in the Halloween spirit. Scary sights will be set up around the rink as the decorations go to the next level for the most attended event on the Sk8house calendar.  Cobwebs will adorn the walls as skeletons hang around for a scare. It’s time to dance around in your skates (or standard shoes) to a spooky playlist complete with the Ghostbusters theme and such graveyard smashes as the Monster Mash. If this doesn’t give you the creeps, how could we forget to mention that fake blood and gore will be around every corner. And don’t forget to grab a photo in front of the elaborate props to complement your costumes and create lasting memories in case you don’t survive the night of frights.

“There will be more decorations than ever before,” said co-owner Bernadine. “It’s going to be a great night of fun for all ages, from tots to grandparents.”

Halloween-inspired non-alcoholic drinks will keep you hydrated between spooky games, while you feed your inner zombie with green ghoul soup and other fright bites. With three years of Halloween party experience behind them, this team is set to scare your socks off.

“A lot of people say they don’t celebrate Halloween, but it’s not just about that. It’s a chance to dress up and pretend to be someone or something else for a night,” said Bernadine. “Regardless of your age, who doesn’t love dressing up?”

Entry is $12 and it’s an additional $3 for skate hire. Now be warned, it’s best to be stealthy and get in early because bookings aren’t accepted.


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