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Shake up your weekend with
these off-the-beaten-track ideas.
...GET READY TO
Did you ever go rollerskating as a kid and
imagine pushing over that show-off who
was zipping round the rink? Then Roller
Derby might be for you – it’s the bad-ass
version of old-school skating, and a serious
team sport. The Morley Rollerdrome holds
Derby classes for all skill and interest
levels – from the shaky beginner wanting
to give it a whirl, to the confident skater
looking to join a league. Men and women
are welcome, and even under 18s are
catered for, through the Perth Junior Roller Derby.
Sources tell us it’s a highly addictive adrenalin rush –
whether that’s due to getting a fast-paced workout
or the opportunity to thump the opposition, well
that depends on the person. The state’s two leagues
– Perth Roller Derby and WA Roller Derby – accept
‘fresh meat’ tryouts throughout the year.
Need to know
• Roller Derby is a contact sport, so safety
is important. Kneepads, elbow pads, mouth
guards, wrist guards and a helmet are required
• While classes are open to beginners, it might be
an idea to brush up on the basics beforehand. The
Rollerdrome has you covered, with starter lessons
on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
• Head along to a bout and get swept up in the
chaos as teams like the Apocalipstiks, the Bloody
Sundaes and Sonic Doom hit the dome. Go for
the fun, stay for the puns.
• Visit morleyrollerdrome.com.au,
warollerderby.com.au for more information.
...THINK YOUR WAY OUT
OF A ROOM?
This may be the IKEA of novelty entertainment – if you leave
without killing each other, you’ve done alright. The Escape
Hunt Experience is a cool concept that brings online ‘escape
the room’ games to life. Players are locked in a room for 60
minutes and have to solve a crime in order to escape. Game
masters provide clues and puzzles to help your team along.
Players can stick together in a private game, or split into two
identical rooms and create some competition. But it’s all about
working together, so know-it-alls need not apply. Afterwards,
rest your tired brains in the communal lounge, or pose for pics
in period costume. There are three adventures to choose from
at any given time, so rally the troops and get cracking!
Need to know
• Escape Hunt has centres all across the world, with more than
100 games on rotation.
• The Fremantle centre is open seven days a week, with eight
90-minute slots available between 9.30am and 9.30pm.
• Games are available to groups of between two and five players in a private room.
Public games can have groups of up to ten at a time. Prices vary by group size.
• Players must be at least seven years old, and anyone under 16 must be accompanied
by an adult.
• Visit perth.escapehunt.com for more information.
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