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Has your family been to Stafford Skate Centre yet? We love it and here’s why!

Stafford Skate Centre!

Ahhhh, remember the old days of roller-skating to music, hanging out with your friends and meeting new people? They’re still here!

Taking the family to Stafford Skate Centre is like a blast from the past. Tunes, games like limbo, skate-dancing. Cheap eats and drinks, places to relax and laugh and learn-to-skate and skill classes. There’s something here for everyone!

Where is Stafford Skate Centre?

Stafford Skate Centre inside wide view of rink

Their tag line is “Fun out of the Sun!” and you can find them at 280 Stafford Road, Stafford. They’re just before Stafford State School if you’re heading west from the entrance to the airport tunnel. It can be a bit trafficky and difficult to turn around here so try and make sure you plan your arrival outside of peak traffic times.

Families Tip: There’s a HUGE carpark in front of the building that’s shared with a dog-holiday shuttle, so if you time it right you might get to wave to some cute pooches going on holidays before you come in for a skate!

How much does is entry to Stafford Skate Centre?

Stafford Skate Centre is open from Friday evenings to Sunday afternoons. IT IS NOT OPEN DURING THE WEEK. However, Stafford Skate Centre IS open during the day on school holidays. The opening times can vary so best to check their website closely. Find out more about the 2017 Easter school holiday opening times.

Standard times and prices are as follows:

  • Friday 730pm-1030pm: $12/pp
  • Saturday 10am-1230pm / 2pm-430pm: $11/pp
  • Saturday 730pm-1030pm: $12/pp
  • Sunday 2pm-430pm: $11/pp

Learn to Skate classes:

  • Saturday 9am-10am: $12/pp (you can then stay for the 10am-1230pm skate session under the same price)
  • Wednesday 6pm-7pm: $11/pp (the centre closes straight after your class)

Skate hire is $3/pp and Roller-blade hire is $4/pp.

Stafford Skate Centre for parties

This place has been around for GENERATIONS. Spread the joy of a skating birthday party to your team. Party bookings include admission, skate hire, a birthday cake, small drink, ice cream and a snack size chocolate. You also get your own reserved table. Minimum guest number is 10 and price per guest is $14 for the day skates and $15 for evening.

Note: if a party guest wants to hire blades it’s not covered in the birthday party cost and will be an extra $4.

What facilities are available at Stafford Skate Centre?

stafford skate centre snack facilities

Look, this place hasn’t changed much since we were all kids. There’s plenty of seating if you are a spectator both inside and outside in a dedicated courtyard. There are of course toilets for both genders. Due to the short opening hours (and to keep your entry costs down) they don’t sell a lot of food there outside of birthday parties. You’ll see in the photo above the selection – chocolate bars, ice-blocks and some hot food – chips etc.

Prams and wheelchairs should be okay to come through into the seating areas but it can be a tight fit when it’s busy.

Quick, get your skates on!

Stafford Skate Centre is a fun, old-fashioned, riotously good time for Brisbane families. It’s quick moving, entertaining and a real blast from the past. Get down there today!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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