The Roanne ice rink will host a roller rink this summer

The Roanne ice rink will host a roller rink this summer
The Roanne ice rink will host a roller rink this summer

For the first time, this summer, the ice rink will be in mode roller skates. During the presentation of this new feature on Monday, the site director Frédéric Devignot explained that he was inspired by what has been done for two years in Bourges, a test city in this area.

Attendance records in winter do not weaken: 37,000 visitors again this season. Hence the idea of ​​optimizing places. This obviously requires technical development. The track is currently undergoing maintenance operations. surfacing, in order to remove thick ice. The water is then drained away.

When the track is dry, we will install composite materials suitable for roller skating to launch the activity. from May 25And until August 4. Date on which the ice rink will have to be put back on ice to accommodate local clubs.

We thought it was a shame to close the ice rink during the summer” explained Gilles Goutaudier, community advisor in charge of sports equipment.

To carry out this project, Roannais Agglomération invested €120,000 for the acquisition of materials, but also four-wheel and inline skates, which will be available to visitors.

4,000 people expected during the summer over ten weeks of opening

Frédéric Devignot hopes to be able to attract nearly 4,000 people to the ten weeks of opening. Not to mention the reception of groups in privatized formulas.

“We have to recreate an infrastructure, think about a different use of this 1500 m² room, it’s a new attraction, unique in the region. And we also offer activities, for example with the local roller club. This is the first year We will then see how to develop additional activities.

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