· Will be located in unit previously occupied by BHS
· Opens to the public in early May
A new 20,000 sq. ft. indoor skatepark and Roller Rink is to open at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre which will be located in the unit previously occupied by British Home Stores (BHS).
The brand new offering has been designed by skatepark experts, Vision Ramps, along with veterans Transgression Park, marks a return to their roots as their first skatepark was built in Ocean Terminal ten years ago. This facility is unique for a shopping centre in Scotland and will offer a 10,000 sq. ft. skatepark and a 10,000 sq. ft. roller skating and recreational area.
Private lessons and equipment hire will be available. A single one hour session will be priced from £7, lessons from £10 and equipment hire from £5.
Michelle Whitelaw, Marketing Manager at Ocean Terminal, said: “We’re hugely excited to welcome back the skatepark with the additional of a roller rink bringing something truly unique to our shoppers! The BHS unit offers a huge space so we’re delighted to have the Transgression experts on-board to help transform the unit into a fun and interactive hub for young people and their families. It’ll be the perfect place try out a new hobby at the weekend or during the school holidays!”
Ken Smith, from Transgression, said: “Ocean Terminal will provide Edinburgh and indeed Scotland’s extreme sports enthusiasts and families with an exclusive venue to hone their skills or to learn a new sport. We are proud to be returning to our roots in Leith where the Transgression story began 10 years ago. With Scotland already known for its extreme sports elite, including Danny MacAskill, the new venue might help find our next big star! We can’t wait to open our doors!”
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