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Get Your Skates on and Let the Good Times Roll

Maitland Mayor Philip Penfold with members of the Maitland City Rollers at Maitland Station ahead of this Saturday’s event

This Saturday 7 May from 4.00pm to 10.00pm, Maitland Railway Station will transform into a unique After Dark

experience for one night only.


This free community event will see the station play host to a pop up roller skating rink and neon disco. Whether you’re an experienced skater or simply looking to try something new, everyone is encouraged to get their skates on and give it a spin.

Members of the Maitland City Rollers will be in their element, taking to the rink and showing off their skills. Be sure to keep an eye out for their special impromptu performances throughout the night.

Prolific visual artist Carla O’Brien, whose work has exhibited as far and as wide as Birmingham, Nevada and Melbourne, will light up the night with her famous ‘Neon Garden’ lighting installation.

Carla’s illuminating garden includes everything from neon flowers and flamingos to her iconic angel wings, which will make for an unmissable ‘Instagrammable’ photo opportunity.

DJ Perry Carter and DJ Tim Coffey will keep the tunes rolling throughout the night, while Hannah Indigo and her entourage will be roving around on stilts and skates, plus a range of food trucks will be on hand to tantalise your tastebuds.

Tim Skinner and the team from local Maitland business The Bikesmith and Espresso Bar will be offering free basic bicycle checks, advice and maintenance, to make sure your ride is in tip top shape.

Maitland Mayor Philip Penfold says, ‘Maitland Station has a special place in our city's history, so to see it totally transformed for one night only will be a very special occasion.

‘We’re thrilled to be partnering with Transport for NSW on this free event for our local community – Council is always looking for new and exciting ways to activate public spaces in engaging ways, so to see something like this come together is really fantastic.

‘What we’ve seen from the community is a big appetite for events like this. If you haven’t already booked your free tickets and you want to skate, now is the time. Otherwise come and enjoy the neon garden installation, entertainment and food trucks.’

Tickets for the 30 minute roller skating sessions are free and selling fast. Patrons can bring their own skates or borrow some onsite.

This initiative is delivered by Maitland City Council with thanks to Transport for NSW.

For more information and to book a free skate session, visit



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