SKATE KING’S CROSS – Roller Skating Returns to King’s Cross for the Summer in Futuristic Settings

Posted: Wednesday 26th June 2013

SKATE KING’S CROSS will be located in the West Handyside Canopy, a covered space next to the stunning Granary Building, home to the iconic Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design. The roller rink, will hold up to 100 skaters per session, while an adjacent bar and viewing area will be able to accommodate an additional 200 onlookers, diners and drinkers.

The beautifully designed rink celebrates the recent history of the area, where the legendary Canvas nightclub used to host a roller disco every Thursday.

The rink will be open six days a week and will cater for all ages. Roller disco nights will be hosted by some of the most exciting DJs and nights while families and children will be able to visit the rink during the day for special sessions.

Speaking about his design, Tarek Merlin of Feix and Merlin says:

“We have really been able to have fun with this project and I think this comes through in the final design. 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 skater.s”

Skaters will roll around the rink to a lofty, disco soundtrack provided by the likes of Trevor Jackson, Damon Martin (Disco Bloodbath) and Hannah Holland, with special DJ sessions on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Food will be provided by punk foodies and pop-up masters Disco Bistro who will offer a selection of their signature diner food inspired delicacies. Guest chefs will be regularly invited, for more culinary surprises.

SKATE KING’S CROSS launches on July 12th and runs until September 6th.

Opening times:Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 10am – 10pm
Thursday 11am – 11pm and Friday’s and Saturday’s from 12pm – 12am.


Skate King’s Cross

West Handyside Canopy

(Next to Central Saint Martins)

King’s Cross

London N1C 4AA


£5 Children under 12’s

£9 Concessions: 2 hours skating session, skates not included

£13 2 hours skating session, skates included

£18 Friday and Saturday night tickets (8pm-12am)

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, or can be purchased at the venue, subject to availability.

For all enquiries please contact Gabrielle Stolojan at Tea & Cake PR: or 0207 012 1560

For media enquiries about the wider King’s Cross development, please contact Nabil Hanafi at London Communications: or 0207 612 8491

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