Feminist club to host Spooky Skate Night fundraiser for youth shelter

Halloween is coming, and for the second year in a row, the UCCS Feminist Club is hosting Spooky Skate Night, a roller-skating event and fundraiser that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 7-9 p.m. at the Skate City on North Academy Blvd.

“Spooky Skate Night is a fun community event and service project,” said Lisa Ward, a feminist club member and political science major. “We are encouraging people to dress up because the event is Halloween-themed, but costumes aren’t required.”

The first 100 people to attend Spooky Skate Night will have their skate rental covered. “Anyone after that will have to pay about $5,” she said. “So make sure you come early if you’re going to go.”

For the service project, attendees are encouraged to bring donations, which will be given to a local youth shelter in Colorado Springs called the PLACE. A list of items that are currently needed at the PLACE can be found here.

“We are going to use these donations [to] fill up duffel bags,” Ward said. “We have received funding to purchase additional donations [as well], so you don’t have to bring your own donations to participate in the service project.”

Last year, Spooky Skate Night was the feminist club’s most successful event. “Hopefully, we’ll get an even bigger turnout this year,” Ward said. “Spooky Skate Night is a great community builder, and it’s different [from] a lot of the other events that go on around campus.”

UCCS students interested in joining the feminist club can do so on Mountain Lion Connect. Ward encourages students to follow and interact with the club’s Instagram page as well, as that is where they post their upcoming meetings and events.

Photo from skatecitycolorado.com.