International Women's Day skate-a-thon!

People skating outside MAP mima

Friday Night Foodies, 80's Skaties and Chuffed Skates presents an International Women's Day skate-a-thon!

This special International Women’s Day (IWD) Event is part of the Women in Sport Festival. This evening is designed to celebrate women and community; and encourage women and girls to try new things or revisit old passions; be world beaters; and enjoy a cinematic classic.

The evening has something for everyone and 80's Skaties, Chuffed Skates, Newcastle Roller Derby League, and Lake Macquarie City Council are excited to join forces to bring this event to our community. 

Community Skate Bank:  Chuffed skates and 80's Skaties have loan skates ready for any newcomers to try out the thrill of skating. All cash donations from the loan skates will go to The Sports Bra Project.

What's on

5-7.30pm - DJ N3bula on the MAP mima stage.

6.15-6.45pm - Roller Derby demo with Newcastle Roller Derby League (NRDL)

7-7.30pm - Roller dance workshop. Breakdown a few beginner friendly moves in quick introduction to roller dance. Chuffed Skates crew member Tara will guide you through the steps, and help you find your groove.

7.30pm - Attempt the World’s Longest Conga Line on Quad Skates: Join us as we attempt to break the record for the World’s Longest Conga Line on Quad Skates, with experienced Quad Skaters starting at the sculpture and winding our way around MAP mima and along the Promenade at Speer Point Park.

8pm - Xanadu film screening: It's time to return to the era where lycra and glitter went hand in hand, and where getting your skates on, was less about speed and more about style. Embrace your inner Olivia and roll on back to the decade that had us all in a spin! Come in your best 80's/Xanadu outfit - there's a prize for best dressed.
Bookings essential.

The Sports Bra Project

All proceeds from the film Screening of Xanadu and all cash donations from the loan skates at this event will go to The Sports Bra Project. The Sports Bra Project increases access to sports for women and girls by removing barriers to participation. We provide sports bras to athletes who don’t have access to such a basic piece of equipment. Find out more at The Sports Bra Project.


Join us for dinner by the lake from 5-9pm.

Harry and Lola's will be serving pretzels and signature IWD cocktails along with other treats and beverages.

Plus, there will food trucks on site with

  • Vietnamese street food - selling charcoal bbq'd meats
  • Floss n Snow - yummy snow cones and fairy floss.
  • Spiral Spuds - delicious gluten free spiral potatoes, seasoned to perfection.
  • Lulu's Gelato - dessert bar with 24 flavours on display.


This event is part of the Lake Mac Women in Sports Festival.

Program is subject to change and weather permitting.

Additional details

Ahead of the SummerSalt Festival on 9 March, fencing will cut off one of the access points to the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima). As a result, we ask that visitors who are parking at the Speers Point Swimming Pool carpark follow the pathway, marked in red below, to MAP mima. There will be signage available to direct you. If you have any issues finding our facility, please contact the MAP mima team on 0448 409 604 and a member of staff will assist you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Directional map to MAP mima for WIS








  • Friday, 08 March 2024 | 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM


Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima, 96 Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point, 2284, View in Google Maps

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