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Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:43 pm
by blupu
I've been a north surrey commuter to hyde park for the past few years, but come September I'm moving to Bristol.... Just wondered if there's a similar scene anywhere there, or any decent flat surfaces people could recommend to me to get a few miles in for fitness?

Many thanks!

Zoe :0]

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:59 pm
by Look no Skywater
There's Bristol to Bath Path if you want to get some exercise. It's pretty skateable.

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:02 pm
by peterm
You might be interested in this
https://www.goskyride.com/location/bath/

and this
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132318783465531

So plenty going on in that area

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:08 pm
by Acidedge
Skate Bristol (see FB page here) is the local skate school/club. There's also a few old skool NottinghamSkaters down in Brizzol that skate regularly: PM me if you want contact details.

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:07 pm
by blupu
Ahh that's brilliant, I'll look into all of those they sound great - thank you!!

Also are there decent skate shops down there or should I stock up on some wheels & bearings before I go? :?

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:15 pm
by Acidedge
blupu wrote:Ahh that's brilliant, I'll look into all of those they sound great - thank you!!

Also are there decent skate shops down there or should I stock up on some wheels & bearings before I go? :?


No idea about Bristol but there's Proline Skates who have a shop (as well as an online store) in Cardiff, which isn't that far away.

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:13 pm
by Phil
There are a few skate shops in Bristol, but none of them are fantastic. You're better off heading over to proline

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:21 am
by Frodo
Acidedge wrote: There's also a few old skool NottinghamSkaters down in Brizzol


Well, me, my flatmate and one other (though he's moving away soon)...

Not skating regularly at the mo, but would like to. Skate Bristol don't have a regular meet up session but do offer lessons if you need them and skate to bath occasionally. They also have links with rollerhockey clubs across the city. There's a new Roller Derby team that's just started (Bristol Harbour Harlots) and a group of skaters just north of the city who meet once a week to skate indoors (Thornbury Skate) and in the summer head out over the Severn Bridge which is beautiful!

So not a regular scene, but in the 9 months I've been down here I have found various pockets of stuff going on. Bristol itself isn't great to get around on on skates (big hills and poor surfaces) but everyone's dead friendly.

I'm all for trying to get some more regular meet ups happening, so feel free to give me a shout when you get down here!

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:59 am
by blupu
Acidedge wrote:Proline Skates


Phil wrote:proline


Cheers! (y)

Frodo wrote:Skate Bristol don't have a regular meet up session but do offer lessons if you need them and skate to bath occasionally. They also have links with rollerhockey clubs across the city. There's a new Roller Derby team that's just started (Bristol Harbour Harlots) and a group of skaters just north of the city who meet once a week to skate indoors (Thornbury Skate) and in the summer head out over the Severn Bridge which is beautiful!

So not a regular scene, but in the 9 months I've been down here I have found various pockets of stuff going on. Bristol itself isn't great to get around on on skates (big hills and poor surfaces) but everyone's dead friendly.

I'm all for trying to get some more regular meet ups happening, so feel free to give me a shout when you get down here!


Oooooh excellent, I definitely will - thanks Frodo! :lol: Everything sounds great, although is the roller derby stuff on quads? (....and quite rough?! lol )

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:08 pm
by Frodo
blupu wrote: is the roller derby stuff on quads? (....and quite rough?! lol )

Yes and yes... but it's really only just starting so we're not playing actual games yet - I've only joined to meet more skaters!

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 pm
by rp16v
bristol blader here (y) south bristol side plenty of places to skate an a big comunity in the derby sceen dont have to be in it to get social tho

Re: Any Bristol skaters?

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:14 am
by Razorkira
hi there, i've recently moved to bristol and i want to pick up an old hobby, hopefully make a few skating buddies. Is there any skaters around bristol?