Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Hi, I’m the owner of Shiner Town. My name is Cassie, or otherwise known in Roller Derby as Maiden Shiner.
Shiner Town is a retail store right here in Darwin where we are passionate about roller skating. At Shiner Town, skating is a lifestyle, not just an activity, so we don’t ‘wheely discriminate’ and ensure we also serve inline skaters, skateboarders, scooter riders and even ice skaters to the best of our ability. Our store is the place to go for:
- Protective gear
- Maintenance and repairs
- Roller derby specialists
Skating gives you a sense of freedom, it challenges you to develop skills that also make you stronger and more confident. Skating is such a true metaphor for life, learning to fall, sometimes fall hard or even get a little hurt, yet be able to overcome and get back up to try again. To never say ‘I cant’, because everything about skating can be broken right down until you start with ‘yes I can’. Skating can be a bit scary to start, or restart for some, but can also be a powerful tool to overcome anxiety, shyness or even self depreciation. For a lot of parents, it may be about claiming back a bit of ‘me time’ and we aim to develop strengths in more aspects than skate skills alone.
Skating is not just for kids and skates aren’t just toys. We work with a family approach to this lifestyle and cover all age groups with our classes. Whilst we do hold indoor classes, we use the outdoors in the dry season to teach the skills necessary to stay safe and respectful of other users. Skating, jogging, walking, skateboarding, bike & scooter riding can all be blended together to ensure family members of all ages can keep up with one another. Add skating into your family skill set, after all, you can’t take scooters to a roller disco, and how many bikes can you fit in a car boot anyway?
Come on down to Shiner Town and talk to us about anything skate. Support the local store that supports local skaters and advocates for improved and new skate facilities locally.
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