Internationally recognised sporting complex under threat.
RetroSkate is an internationally recognised award winning skating arena located on Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. Operated as a not for profit organisation Retroskate has proudly produced 27 British Champions, with 18 places secured in the British Artistic Skating squad, 680 medals won in 5 years and has received the Tourism award winner for 2015.
There are current plans to demolish the RetroSkate arena to create additional parking for adjoining Gym members. This has created a very stressful time for the team, but has brought increased community support that are now looking more closely in to how money is being spent on services within the county. The result has been in the formation of a new charity to promote community run and operated sport which the RetroSkate team is a significant part of.
Trust in Sport is the new volunteer lead organisation bringing together a partnership incorporating RetroSkate, Live for Change, Tri a Sport and Fritton Lake outdoor centre. This partnerships main focus is to improve facilities and services bringing new activities making the new "Retro Arena" self sustainable for the future.
To help facilitate skating and other sport development we are in need of expanding our existing rink area and improving lighting to this area. this will allow us to not only build on our existing skating but developing to different forms of artistic dance and much requested activities such as junior wheelchair sports including basketball and rugby.
Trust in Sport operates cost neutral reinvesting any profits back in to this project. This extra funding will not only allow us to increase the quality of the facility but reassure the County Council of the community support and our determination to succeed without council investment.
We appreciate that there are many worth while projects out there, buy supporting this project you will allow us to support many more individuals and projects in the upcoming years.