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News: Skate King’s Cross pop-up roller rink

If like me you have started to feel like nothing’s permanent in our disposable age of instant gratification, don’t despair! It may well be the case that a multitude of pop-up venues and events drift in and out of our lives, but every now and then a limited season packs such a punch as to live on forever in our memories, making its precious existence all the more glorious. Open for eight weeks only, Skate King’s Cross is sure to be one such event. Designed by architecture studio Feix and Merlin and located in the West Handyside Canopy, the pop-up roller rink will hold up to 100 skaters per session, while a further 200 spectators, diners and drinkers shall be accommodated in an adjacent bar and viewing area. Its construction from raw heavy materials pays homage to the area’s industrial heritage, while the roller disco entertainment celebrates the recent history of Kings Cross’ much missed Canvas nightclub. Food will be provided by Disco Bistro, with guest chefs including Gizzi Erskine, Yum Bun, Chef Jocky and many more.

Skate Kings Cross launches July 12th and runs til September 6th.

Full details as follows:

Opening times
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 10am – 10pm
Thursday 11am – 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays 12pm – 12am

Skate King’s Cross
West Handyside Canopy
(Next to Central Saint Martins)
King’s Cross
London N1C 4AA

£5 Children under 12
£9 Concessions: 2 hours skating session, skates not included
£13 2 hours skating session, skates included
£18 Friday and Saturday night tickets (8pm-12am)

- Ally Russell

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