THE TWEED’S much loved skating rink Epic Skate is celebrating ten years since it first opened and filled a gap following the closure of the Coolangatta skating rink in 2006.
Owner Leanne McMahon said she has a strong connection to the Tweed having grown up and attended school here.
“I bought my first house here and raised my kids here on Tweed,” she said.
Leanne’s boys played inline hockey when the Coolangatta rink closed and they had nowhere to play.
“I was part of the committee for the hockey club and we came up with the idea to build a rink here in Tweed,” she said.
“The rink was created with a lot of help from the amazing hockey club parents, my family and friends and Tweed locals that wanted to see a place for the kids to skate, hang out and exercise.
“It would never have come together without the help, expertise, donations and time volunteered by all these amazing people.”
Since opening Epic Skate has hosted hundreds of birthdays, skating functions and taught countless youngsters to find their skating feet.
“Epic skate has and will always continue to support our local schools, sporting clubs and fundraisers with donations and prizes,” she said.
Leanne said the business has also grown beyond her dreams and she’s made some lifelong friendships along the way.
“Epic Skate has grown far beyond what I had ever dreamed of over the last 10 years. I have meet some amazing people along the way and made some awesome customers that have become close friends,” she said.
“Had the pleasure of working with awesome staff, starting them at the rink as young kids and watching them blossom in to wonderful adults and then seeing them leave to the big wide world.”
Leanne said she would like to thank her staff and “awesome customers for making Epic Skate and look forward to the next ten years”.
To find out more about Epic Skate or to get your skates on phone (07) 5523 9660 or visit 20/23 Enterprise Ave, Tweed Heads South.