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Roll Into Fun 7 Best Parks to Roller Skate in Glasgow

Roll Into Fun: 7 Best Parks to Roller Skate in Glasgow

I fondly recall my wee self, clinging to my mum for dear life as I struggled to balance on my skates – now, those were indeed good times!

Now, as I’ve grown older, my skating skills have evolved, honed through countless laps around Glasgow’s parks, if I may say so myself.

As someone who enjoys skating (to some extent), rest assured that this list comprises the top spots to roll. So what are you waiting for? Let’s lace up and hit the rink!

RollerStop Roller Rink

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Address: 139 Middlesex St

Contact Information: 0141 429 7298 / [email protected]

Operating Hours: 

  • Tuesday: 5:30-7:30PM
  • Wednesday: 12-2PM
  • Thursday: 7:30-10PM
  • Friday: 12-2PM; 5:30-7:30PM
  • Saturday: 12-6PM; 8-10PM
  • Sunday: 12-6PM; 6:30-8PM

Minimum Age: 4 years

A place for all ages, Roller Stop offers both children and adult lessons. Afterwards, you can hop on their different sessions such as Disco and Jam while whirling around the rink with great music to boost your mood. 

They’ve also got on-hand instructors in all classes to ensure that everyone’s skating safely and having a blast. With a big space, you don’t need to worry about bumping into anyone either – a great learning environment if you ask us!

Bookings are convenient through their website as you can easily check out available time slots and pay, too. That said, we recommend snooping around for great deals and promos. 

Pro Tip:

Looking for a place to refuel and recharge? There’s a café located inside Roller Stop for when you’ve built an appetite after skating ‘round! 

Unit 23 Skatepark

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Address: 23 45-50 Castlegreen St

Contact Information: +44 1389 768333

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 12-10PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 12-8PM

Minimum Age: 9 Years

Get ready to skate away at this expansive 56,000 sq-ft park, featuring three halls designed with unique ramps and dips for skaters to enjoy. With so much space, you can glide to your heart’s content without worrying about bumping into others.

In fact, it’s probably the largest indoor skate park in Scotland. Even better, being indoors means you can skate all day, rain or shine!

If you’re new to skating, no worries! Unit 23 offers coaching sessions every weekend from 10 AM to 12 PM for just £10—a fantastic investment in your skating skills!

Pro Tip:

If you’re looking to explore other activities, Unit 23 also offers coaching for BMX, scooter, and skateboarding.

Movement Park

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Address: Clydeway House, 813 South Street, Whiteinch

Contact Information: 0141 434 0002 / [email protected]

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 9AM-8PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 1PM-6PM

Minimum Age: None

Movement Park is the perfect place for young tots to learn the fundamentals of skating, helping them stay safe while building their confidence.

Additionally, Movement Park offers a variety of movement-based classes throughout the week, so be sure to book a spot for your energetic kiddo!

The facility also features both indoor and outdoor play areas, ensuring fun regardless of the weather.

Pro Tip:

To book sessions, you’ll first need to join their membership, which grants you access to the scheduling system. 

Once you’re a member, you can view available dates and slots, as well as explore the various offerings.

The Loading Bay Skatepark

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Address: 100 Borron St

Contact Information: +44 7727 817216

Operating Hours: Daily: 10AM-10PM

Minimum Age: 6

The Loading Bay is an indoor skate park located in North Glasgow, open seven days a week from 10 AM to 10 PM, allowing skaters to roll to their heart’s content.

And we mean it—The Loading Bay is open all winter long. Even better, there’s no need to book in advance!

The park boasts a street plaza with smooth ply transitions, an open bowl ranging from a 5ft shallow end to a 7ft deep end, and a 9.5ft extension. Additionally, they offer a modular area designed for more daring stunts.

Pro Tip:

Subscribe to The Loading Bay’s mailing list to be the first to get news about their classes, programs, and deals!

Beardmore Park

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Address: 384 Westmuir St

Contact Information: None

Operating Hours: Daily: 24 hours

Minimum Age: None

Located where the old William Beardmore and Company steelworks and shipbuilding yard used to be, Beardmore Park is now a 2.3-acre bustling community hub, especially for families and kiddos.

While the park isn’t a skatepark per se, Beardmore Park has lengthy trails and some ramps for those just learning how to skate.

The park’s open spaces and paths provide a safe and enjoyable environment for young skaters to practice and develop their skills.

Kelvingrove Skatepark

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Address: Kelvingrove Park, Kelvin Walkway

Contact Information: None

Operating Hours: Daily: 24 hours

Minimum Age: None

Kelvingrove Skatepark, one of Glasgow’s oldest, was constructed in the late 1970s during a surge in the popularity of skateboarding among young Glaswegians. At its peak, the park was so popular that there were often queues to get in.

However, by 1982, the skateboarding trend had waned, and the park hasn’t quite recaptured its former glory since. Despite this, Kelvingrove Skatepark remains open and free to use. 

It features a variety of mellow bowls and ledges, providing a space for skaters to practice and enjoy their tricks.

Pro Tip:

There’s nearby parking at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum located at G3 8AG which costs just £1 for 4 hours.

Queen’s Park

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Address: Langside Rd

Contact Information: +44 141 276 1476

Operating Hours: Daily: 24 hours

Minimum Age: None

Queen’s Park is bustling year-round and cherished for its lush greenery, featuring beautiful flower beds, large natural ponds, and manicured lawns. The park offers a majestic view of South Glasgow, providing a scenic backdrop for skating.

Although Queen’s Park isn’t a traditional skatepark with ramps and bowls, it boasts long trails that are perfect for casual skaters.

Pro Tip:

If you enjoy skating at night, be sure to bring a headlamp or a flashlight as Queen’s Park doesn’t have any overhead streetlights.

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