About Us

Fusion Artistic Roller Skating Club was formed in September 2019 from Walsall Artistic Roller Skating Club.  In December 2019, Chase ARSC joined our skating family enabling the club to offer figure & free skating and dance skating.  Below is a history of the clubs:
Chase Artistic Roller Skating Club – The Club started at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre in the mid-2000s. It specialised in the discipline of Artistic Roller Dance Skating.
Walsall Artistic Roller Skating Club was formed in January 2013 following the sudden death of our beloved head coach and founder Joan Preston. It specialised in the discipline of Artistic Roller Figure & Free Skating. 
Joan had taught Roller Skating at the Alumwell Community School for over 30 years. Prior to that, she taught at Wolverhampton Roller Skating Club based at Whispering Wheels, Temple Street, Wolverhampton ( c. 1970-1982) and Birmingham Olympic Roller Skating Club based at the Mecca Roller Rink, Springhill, Birmingham (c. 1965 – 1970)
Joan’s family, coaches, skaters and parents were keen for the club to continue. The decision to change the name was a hard one, however, it was felt that Joan WAS Alumwell Roller Skating Club and it could never be the same without her. In addition to this Alumwell Community School had recently changed it’s name to the West Walsall E-Act Academy and Joan had been considering the name change herself. Joan remains with us in our club logo. (taken from a photograph when she competed internationally in the 1960s)
The club is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who are all passionate about artistic roller skating. All coaches are DBS checked.
Joan Preston Memorial Skate – September 2013

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Related Sites
Alumwell Roller Skating Club Facebook Group
Wolverhampton Roller Skating Club Facebook Group
Whispering Wheels Facebook Group
Birmingham Olympic Facebook Page
Joan Preston BHF Page of Hope
Express and Star Article on Joan Preston
(We are not responsible for the content of these sites)

Walsall, West Midlands & Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire