Tonight at 6:30pm watch our very own Matthew and Charli.

Watch kids of today try and figure out how to use a cassette tape in a ghetto blaster. For 1980s kids the local rollerskating rink was the place to be! Roller disco, limbo and speed races all brought in the crowds. 12 year old artistic skater Tammy Bryant won the 1989 Australian National Artistic Rollerskating Championship, and then at 13, she became the youngest ever skater to represent Australia at the World Championships in Germany, competing against adults!

Our modern artistic rollerskaters, Matthew and Charli, have to learn how to train and practice 1980s style! Watch the result tonight on ‘Are You Tougher Than Your Ancestor?’ on ABC ME 6.30pm and on the ABC ME App.

Thanks to Artistic Skating SA, Lefevre Community Stadium, St Clair Recreation Centre, Adelaide Group Skate, Ghenoa Gela, Flying Kite Pictures, ABC Kids Community, South Australian Film Corporation, Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Documentary Australia Foundation, Melodie Music, A Cast of Thousands and Monkeystack.