The Smoky Mountain Sk8way Roller Skating Rink will have its first skating session Friday, November 19th from 6pm-11pm.
There are not many memories that can strike up feelings of nostalgia quite the way memories of roller skating does. Most of us spent our entire weekends at the skating rink socializing with our friends and listening to the latest music while exerting all of that extra energy our parents were happy to see us use up anyway. It was just a great way for us to spend our free time and our parents didn't have to worry.
Now our children will be able to experience the same fun and create their own memories at the new roller skating rink that is set to open in Waynesville. The Smoky Mountain Sk8way, located at 19025 Great Smoky Mountain Expressway (23/74 Bypass) next to the Waynesville Cycle Center, has been under construction for several months. This week they will finish some last minute construction, receive their shipment of brand new Riedell roller skates and hold their very first skating session on Friday, November 19th from 6pm-11pm.
"None of this could have happened without the help of several of our local businesses and friends," explains Robert Bryant who is one of the owners. "We sold advertising packages to help sponsor this venture and businesses like Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, United Community Bank, Cornerstone Builders, Strains Of Music and The Mountaineer, just to name a few, have really shown their support for this community and come through in a big way. We would like to thank all the people who have been involved."
The skating rink and family entertainment center will open every day and will offer public and private skating session, skate rentals, a video arcade, snack bar, wi-fi, tot area and birthday party packages. The Sk8way will also be available for field trips, day care outings, church gatherings, roller derby, inline hockey, skate lessons and adult skates. More information including times and rates can be found on their website at www.SmokyMountainSk8way.com. Their schedules and times are subject to change as the community's needs present themselves.
information provided by: Smoky Mountain Sk8way Roller Skating Rink