THE multi-story carpark at Stretford Mall is to go car-free for a day as it is transformed into a giant roller park including a skate park and roller disco.

Skaters and riders of all ages are invited to come along for a day of fun as all four floors of the carpark will taken over by the M32 Circuit event, on Sunday, October 6.

The top floor will be turned into a pop-up skate park by skateboarding experts Subvert MCR where there will be free coaching in how to perform tricks and jumps on a series of ramps.

People who already have their own bikes, trikes, blades and boards are invited to bring them along to use the car park space, from 1pm to 7pm.

There will also be an opportunity for adults to try out new equipment in a bid to encourage more eco-friendly travel – including cargo and family bikes from Bambino biking who will be running a trail bike floor, and motorised scooters for grown-ups with suspension from Swifty Scooters.

There will be a roller disco run by Trafford youth organisation Tuf*C Urban Leisure complete with lights a DJ, and even glitter make up. People will be able to choose to take part on their roller blades or hire blades to have a go.

M32 Circuit organiser Heather Garlick said: “We want to encourage people of all ages to enjoy their wheeled equipment in a car-free environment as well as trying out some great new activities.

“Initially we just wanted to open up the space for car free play but we were over the moon to be approached by so many different groups wanting to help us.

“There will be a range of activities and equipment to try in various areas of the car park but people will also be encouraged to bring their own kit and use the space.

“It’s fantastic of Stretford Mall to allow us to use this space sometimes it takes a little creativity to find space to play in urban environments.”

Stretford Mall shopping centre manager Gareth Wilkins said shops at the retail centre will be open for business as usual and shoppers will be able to use the outdoor car parking spaces as usual. He said: “We are delighted to be able to host such a positive event supporting the health and wellbeing of people in our community.”

Subvert MCR will be providing the pop-up skate park, with boards and pads available to borrow. There will be coaching from staff including skateboarder Bruno Lins-Aires from Brazil who has 20 years’ experience skateboarding.

He said: “There is a really positive message to spread to young people in particular through skateboarding. It’s fantastic exercise and it can help with confidence.”