…So what is BladeSoc?

The majority of the event posts I’ve written (in fact all) so far have mentioned BladeSoc, so I thought I’d explain a bit about BladeSoc and why it’s so great.

BladeSoc is my university’s rollerblading society (or maybe its ex-university since I am now a graduate!). They organise weekly skating sessions (Saturdays 13:00-16:00- indoors and outdoors dependent on weather), Hockey sessions (Wednesdays 19:00 – 21:00), and Slalom sessions (Sundays 20:00 – 22:00). (Though these times may change- check their SU page for up-to-date information!) They even provide the skates and pads to hire each session for free, or offer year long hiring for a small cost. As with all societies, there is a membership joining fee but at £6 for the whole year you can’t really complain!

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Outside of the weekly sessions, one-off skating events are also held such as a slalom competition, ice skating, Ice Hockey Varsity, and an end of exams rollerdisco! (As well as the events I have already written about- London Santa Skate, Preston Roller Marathon, and Le Mans 24hr Roller). Non-skating events are also held such as bar crawl socials, themed club socials, picnics, treasure hunts (to name a few). They also team up with the local skating group “The Nottingham Skaters” on Tuesdays to skate around the city!

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BladeSoc’s slalom competition!
Rollerdisco event
Hugely popular roller disco event!
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BladeSoc club social!

BladeSoc is the friendliest society I had the pleasure of joining, and it was a privilege to have served as a member of the committee during my final year (I definitely recommend joining the committee for a society or activity you love!).  Not only has it allowed my skating skills to advance, I’ve made a huge bunch of friends along the way, found through our love of skating!

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Some of the BladeSoc group!

I joined the society in late January 2014 and it is were my skating adventure began.

Follow them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/UoNBladeSoc

Join the Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Bladesoc/

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