Skating club invites new members

2016-01-26 06:00
Photo: supplied Upper Highway Roller Skating Club members.

Photo: supplied Upper Highway Roller Skating Club members.

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UPPER Highway Roller Skating Club (UHRSC) was started in December 2014 with a group of eight children who had previously trained in roller derby, becoming the first junior roller derby team in South Africa.

UHRSC has since concentrated on developing artistic roller skating skills which gives those involved a chance to compete nationally and internationally.

The club is run by volunteers who offer their services free of charge. Club fees are banked in a club account and used for affiliation fees and various payments the club has to make to keep operating.

Eight girls, representing UHRSC, competed in South African Junior Artistic Roller Skating Championships for the first time in 2015 and came second.

Club chairman Comien Kleynhans those joining the club will become part of an organised sport with many exciting opportunities and healthy physical activities.

“Upper Highway Roller Skating Club is a registered sporting club affiliated to Roller Sport South Africa. At the club we take skating very seriously and are committed to developing the sport to the highest level. Skaters participate in competitions, shows, exhibitions and championships. We are by no means a meaningless game played by children on the street,” he said.
“UHRSC will provides a safe, healthy and enjoyable pastime activity for people of all ages. Skaters can skate for enjoyment or participate in competitions, provide opportunities for volunteers who would like to get involved in sport and provide training and grading for coaches.”

The club gives skaters the opportunity to travel to different cities and even countries, give them the opportunity of meeting skaters from around the world, make new friends, and keep them busy with a good pastime that is good and keeps them away from drugs, crime and violence.

Kleynhans encouraged the community to join the club.

For more information or how to join, contact Kleynhans on 083 389 6546 or secretary Eva Fabby on 082 653 8199 or email

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