Moonrakers was established back in 1995, by husband-and-wife team Jeremy and Lorna Reynolds. Already Pairs champions, Jed & Lorna trained as coaches and set up Moonrakers in Marlborough. Several of our skaters have been with us for over 20 years! Moonrakers today is rather different to in its early days- not least of all our club dresses- however still retains its friendly, fun atmosphere and focus on each skater as an individual.
Moonrakers is governed and run by a committed group of Club members and parents. Jeremy and Lorna head up the Club as Chair and Secretary, with our Treasurer Bev handling all things money. Tia and Chris Shortall help out with bits like this website, competitions and kit. We also have a number of Committee members who help with the day to day running of the club. We are very grateful for the support these people give- and keen to hear from you if you would like to be involved.
We believe that...
Practice makes progress (not perfect)
There's no point if it's not fun
Nothing worth having comes easy
Our Club Structure
The Moonrakers Open Fun Session welcomes anyone of any age or ability.
Skating is a fun way to get fit, improve your balance, co-ordination and rhythm whilst learning a new skill. We provide a safe and friendly environment for everyone to work at their own pace and achieve their own goals- whatever they may be.
Our Open/ Fun Session is from 5-6pm at Marlborough Leisure Centre. We have a selection of hire skates which are available for hire at 50p per session on a first come first served basis. During this session we have free time, disco, games and tuition teaching basic skills grades (Federation of Artistic Roller Skating).
Skaters are invited to join the Club when they progress to later grades and show an interest in learning dance. Our “Beginner Squad” is the entry level for newbies working towards their first year of competitions. Club Skaters work on developing their skills in dance and free and have the opportunity to attend local and national events. Our club is a close group of friends and family and we regularly meet up socially in addition to our on-skates time.
Club membership costs £10 per year (this is different from Federation membership), and Club Skaters pay for training via monthly direct debit. Club skaters are able to purchase training uniforms and club kit which is encouraged.
Our advanced skaters are our most accomplished, competing successfully at National and International level. These skaters train for the full 4 hour Saturday session, as well as during additional training on Sunday and Monday. These additional sessions give skaters time to work on the senior dances and free skating required at this level.
Achievement at International level requires excellent discipline, off-skates training and good fitness and diet- it’s more than just skating time. Not all skaters will have the desire, ability or time to strive to this level. However we support skaters to work towards their goals -whatever they may be.