Skate Kings Cross

Blow out (and about) // We wanna be Roller Girls at Skate King’s Cross

What: Skate King’s Cross
When: 12th July – 6th September, Tuesdays to Sundays
Where: West Handyside Canopy (Next to Central Saint Martins), King’s Cross, London, N1C
Getting there: Nearest Tube – King’s Cross (DUH)
£££: Ticket prices vary depending on session from £13-18 (book in advance)

Get yo skates on, people and head to King’s Cross this summer where you’ll find a pop-up roller skating ring for eight whole weeks. The rink pays homage to the days of roller discos but with a 2013 twist – this is Roller Disco 2.0. if you will.

Skate Kings Cross

The Skate Kings Cross pop-up celebrates the history of the area, known for its clubs back in the day – including the weekly Bagley’s Roller Disco at Canvas. The new skating rink is on approximately the same site.

What’s more you’ll also find DJs (see schedge below), boozy milkshakes and a weekly-changing menu from Disco Bistro – think wings, burgers, sundaes and hard milkshakes – as well as guest-chef takeovers from the likes of Le Blow faves Gizzi Erskine, Lucky Chip and Yum Bun. Talk about MEALS ON WHEELS.

Skate Kings Cross

There’s room for 100 skaters with additional space for 200 onlookers. Speaking about the design of the new disco, architect Tarek Malin said:

We’ve used raw, heavy materials, in keeping with the industrial heritage of the area, but we’ve also used gold chainmail and custom light installations to reference the recent past, when King’s Cross was a mecca for clubbers, ravers and yes, even skaters.

We think it sounds WHEELY good and can’t wait to get our Roller Girl on. See you (on the floor of) the rink!

Skate Kings Cross roller boot

Image: perfectlyprabha


July 12 –  Chris Woodward (Buzzin’ Fly) + Guest
July 19 – Disco Bloodbath (Damon Martin) + Nikolaj (De:Bug / Solar)
July 26 – Thomas Bullock (Rub ‘N’ Tug / DFA) + Per Bojsen-Moller (Solar)
August 2 – Severino (Horse Meat Disco) + Nico De Ceglia (Classic)
August 9 – Mike Gill (Hot Creations) + Vincent Duff (Love Fever)
August 16 –  Millionhands All Nighter
August 23 – Hannah Holland (Batty Bass) + James Cooper (Reviveher)
August 30  – Paul Sethi (Clash Magazine / Special Request) + Guest
September 9 – TBC


July 13 – Cashback (King Street Sounds)
July 20 – Jamie Robertson 4-hour set (Red Bull Music Academy)
July 27 – Toby Tobias (Delusions Of Grandeur) + guest
August 3 – Solar All Day Disco Takeover
August 10 – Falling Whistles
August 17 –  TBC
August 24 – Girls On Film (Fiona Jane + Liz McGrath) DK/Germany
August 31 – Closing Party with special guests

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