A POPULAR roller skating rink is finally set to reopen this weekend but with serious concerns over its long-term future still in the air.

Iconic Colchester business Rollerworld, in Eastgates, will reopen for business tomorrow after spending weeks closed due to the pandemic.

New safety measures have been introduced at the attraction with a revised schedule of skating sessions and extra staff on hand to help.

A spokesman for Rollerworld said: “We are fully prepared, super clean and ready to welcome you all back to our amazing venue safely and comfortably.

“We have followed the advice from both the government and Get Ukactive, who have guided us through the procedures for re-opening in current circumstances. We cannot wait to see you all again having fun on the rink.”

Face masks, whilst not mandatory on the skate rink, must be worn inside the shop and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to at all times.

In May, the same month the attraction marked its 30th anniversary, the owners of Rollerworld Anne and Jason Khan launched a crowdfunding campaign to try and save it from closure.

To date they have raised more than £7,000 and are still hoping for more donations to secure the long-term future of the facility.

The spokesman said: “We still need your help and support, now more than ever, to keep DX’s Rollerworld open going forwards.”

Donate to the fundraiser at crowdfunder.co.uk/keep-dxsrollerworld-open.

Skating sessions can be booked at the rink online from tomorrow.

Visit rollerworld.co.uk to book or find out more about the changes at the rink.