A SKATING rink is rolling into the half term with a fun mix of events for youngsters.

Dovercourt Skating Rink, in Lower Marine Parade, has three events lined up for visitors next week.

During the half term week there will be a skating Nerf gun foam war for youngsters.

Children are being invited to bring their own Nerf gun and foam bullets to take part in a shoot out on skates in foam.

Chris Scutt, rink owner, said: “We are working with Games of Foam to bring a massive Nerf war to the area, this is limited to 50 people.

“You can bring your own gun or borrow one, and it looks to be a popular event.”

The Nerf war is running from 2.30pm until 4.30pm on Friday, February 22.

Registration starts from 2pm and the safety rules brief is at 2.30pm followed by the games shortly after.

Children can bring their own nerf guns and eye protection is mandatory.

The minimum age to take part is eight years old and under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Later in the evening skaters are being invited to lace up their boots for a roller disco.

The rink is hosting a superhero fancy dress-themed disco at 6pm.

Dressing up is not compulsory, but there will be a fancy dress competition on the night.

Chris added: “We will be running a roller disco on Friday evening and to go with our Comic Con theme we will be giving prizes for best dressed skating superheroes.

“Our cafe menu has also been increased and we have an indoor seating area if the weather gets a little chilly.”

The rink has also launched a teenage skating night for youngsters which will be held from 7pm until 9pm on Tuesday, February 19.

Chris said: “Our plans for later this year include our regular Easter and Summer fun days, a bigger Comic Con and the addition of six outdoor cinemas and bingo evenings.”

For further details on the half term events visit simplyskating.co.uk or call 01255 551296.

Anyone with any questions on the Nerf gun rules can contact the skating rink.