Skate park rolling along

Published Monday, September 10, 2007

Less than a month into his new venture, Joey Hambuchen of Conway is excited, or stoked, about how the turnout has been at the Good Wheel Skate Park.

Opened on Aug. 13, Hambuchen said people have traveled to Central Arkansas' premiere indoor skating facility from all over the state.


"We've had people come from Fayetteville, Russellville, Jacksonville it's traveling by word of mouth pretty quickly," Hambuchen said. "It's been great. Everybody has been so positive about how they like the park. And the parents really seem to like it because they can drop their kids off at a supervised environment."

Admission to the park, which is open seven days a week from 2-10 p.m., is $10 plus tax for the full day. Monthly passes (31 days) can be purchased for $65 plus tax.

Parents of skaters under the age of 18 are required to sign a liability waiver before the kids can skate, Hambuchen said.

The waivers can be either filled out and signed at the park or underage skaters can bring in a notarized waiver obtained from a previous visit.

Skaters under the age of 18 will also be required to wear a helmet.

Hambuchen said the park will also be available for private parties and other activities, such as skate competitions. He also hopes to attract skating demos from professional skaters as they tour through the South and Midwest.

The park is located on Harkrider, just south of Dave Ward Drive.

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