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Party on the Pier

WHEN: Saturday 12 March 2011 from 10am – 10pm
WHERE: Pier Pavilion Herne Bay
WHY: To celebrate 100 years of roller skating
WHAT: Free events for everyone to enjoy
HOW: Just come along!
10:00 to 11:30    Family Skating Session
11:30 to 12:30    Artistic Skating Workshop
12:30 to 14:00    Roller Hockey Workshop
14:30 to 16:00    Family Skating Session
16:00 to 17:30    Roller Derby
17:30 to 19:00    Roller Hockey Match
19:00 to 21:00    Social Skate
21:00 to 22:00    Roller Disco

All events are free.

Exhibition of roller skating memorabilia in the Pier Cafe all day.

Herne Bay Pier Trust members may claim free skate hire for them and their family by quoting their membership number. Non-members will be charged for skate hire only.

The Herne Bay Pier Trust in association with Southern Water is proud to sponsor a day filled with fun and activities for all ages at the launch of British Tourism Week 2011. The National Piers Society invited every pier in the country to join in this celebration of our nation’s piers and seaside heritage, encouraging residents and tourists to visit and highlighting the importance of maintaining and restoring our piers.
Herne Bay’s pier was unique. It was the second longest in the country and the first to install a permanent roller skating rink. Our roller hockey teams compete at international level and have played at the pier since the beginning of the last century. This hundred year old history of skating on our pier will come to an end in 2011 when the current pier pavilion is demolished and a new rink opens at Greenhill. So we decided to make our Party on the Pier a very special celebration of this unique relationship.

Sponsored and supported by Herne Bay Pier Trust and Southern Water in association with British Tourism Week.

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