Trafford Centre has announced that it’ll be opening a new “immersive” disco-themed roller rink this summer.
Just days after revealing that its massively-popular Summer Daze event would be returning in a few weeks time, and bringing a huge beach, two ‘splash parks’, a retro funfair, and so much more along with it, Trafford Centre is now taking things up a notch and inviting shoppers to “roll into summer” with its brand-new roller rink.
Also arriving in just a few week’s time, the new StarWash Roller Disco is described by the shopping centre as being a “dazzling disco-themed roller rink” that’s set to “make waves” this summer.
Retro roller skating seems to have been enjoying a surge in popularity over the past few years, with several having opened up in Manchester city centre in 2022 alone, but according to the Trafford Centre though, its newest addition – which will be popping-up in The Orient food court in front of the Main Stage area – is “more than just a roller rink”.
In fact, it’s said to be “an immersive experience” where skaters can “get down both on and off the rink”.
Skaters will be “transported” to a world of “vibrant lights, pulsating beats, and a kaleidoscope of colours”, all while a DJ blasts out a soundtrack of feel-good tunes and disco classics.
Opening on Wednesday 19 July, and running right through until 27 August, skaters are encouraged to come dressed for the disco, or make the most of the themed dress-up area while they’re there, and have a full StarWash ‘glitter makeover’.
There’ll also be a photo booth to create memories in, and the chance to “hang out with disco dandies and divas” at the StarWash Lounge chill out area.
Speaking ahead of the roller rink’s grand opening, Simon Layton – Centre Director at Trafford Centre – said: “The StarWash Roller Disco promises an out of the ordinary experience for all the family, so whether you’re a seasoned skater or first-time roller rink explorer, grab your gang and get ready to groove all summer long.”
The StarWash Roller Disco will be open daily from 11am-8pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and from 12pm-6pm on Sundays, with sessions lasting 25 minutes, and tickets priced are £12 peak (weekends) and £10 off peak (weekdays) – which includes skate hire and access to the StarWash Lounge.
There will also be relaxed sessions every weekday at 11am – with fewer skaters, dimmed lighting, and quieter music for those who prefer “a more chilled-out skating experience”.
All skaters under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
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StreamGM’s free underground club night series is coming to Ramona this December
StreamGM’s cult-favourite club nightis returning to the city centre this winter and has found a new home at none other than Ramona.
The much-loved bar, restaurant, live music and events space, which is also now home to the popular Firehouse experience, is opening up its doors to StreamGM and its clubbing series, MainRoom.
Having previously popped up at the likes of YES, Freight Island and the multi-award-winning local streaming platform’s new central hub, The Yard, the underground series of shows is revving up once again and will be coming to the popular nightlife venue this month.
Situated just on the edge of Northern Quarter and Ancoats, the live gig at Ramona will be completely free to the public as well as available to watch via livestream from all over the world.
Teaming up with fast-growing Manc electronic music brand, Do As You Please (DAYP), the label and events promoter are rounding off a prolific 2023 to date by teaming up with the latest instalment of MainRoom to deliver an exciting night of free music and entertainment before the year is out.
Curated by local DJ Mix-Stress and produced by StreamGM co-founder Laura Graham, the dance music series profiles the most exciting artists and promoters across the city, all whilst filming the raves and parties live and direct from the dance floors of the coolest spaces around Greater Manchester. Be it a little-known nightspot, random rooftop or city centre basement, they never disappoint.
The latest line-up — curated by fellow DJ and producer Nial Roche — features some of 0161’s most exciting dance music prospects, including electronic duo Shimrise (Yelena Lashimba and Latoya Reisner), DAYP owner Joe Roche going ‘B2B’ with good friend and ‘Blehrin’ (Jay Murt).
They’ll be kicking off the party and the accompanying livestream from 7pm until 10pm before Ramona resident Alps 2 (Jonjo Williams and Harry Springall) and Not Bad for a Girl’s very own Egg on Toast (Alice Kanako) see us right through to 1am.
The MainRoom x DAYP club night at Ramona takes place on Saturday, 16 December and it’s sure to be a special night; plus, thanks to StreamGM, you’ll be able to watch it live if you can’t be there in person and watch it back at your leisure after its all said and done.
Strictly an 18+ event, you book your spot to see the completely free event HERE or tune into the MainRoom livestream on the StreamGM website.
This latest announcement comes ahead of StreamGM’s inaugural night of musical acts and livestreaming to be held at their new base of operations, The Yard, over in Cheetham Hill.
Manchester Storm offering cut-price tickets for blockbuster quarter-final against Sheffield
Local ice hockey starts Manchester Storm are taking a hit to their own pocket in an effort to help fans get to as many games as possible this winter by offering cut-price tickets to their upcoming Challenge Cup quarter-final on Thursday, 7 December.
As their exciting 2023/24 campaign continues, the Storm have found themselves amidst a run of home games in the space of a week and besides the test the players are now facing, they also know it presents a challenge to Manchester ice hockey fans who want don’t want to miss any of the action.
That being said, as they prepare to face league leaders Sheffield Steelers in the quarters this week in Altrincham, the Manc skaters have decided to reduce the cost of tickets across the board to pack out their barn as best they can.
It’s sure to be an electric night and a busy month at the Storm Shelter.
With the big fixture looming, the Trafford-based team are looking to continue their impressive turnouts so far this year and this cut-price rate will certainly help keep that trend going.
Notching the price of adult admission down by a fiver to just £18, the concession prices to just £15 and children tickets to a mere tenner for this highly-anticipated match-up, the Storm Support will no doubt be in full force even on a random Thursday night.
General sale is never that expensive to begin with and the local venue has been one of the most affordable and accessible places to watch live sport in Greater Manchester, but discounts like these make it an even better way to spend an evening midweek.
The home team head into the Challenge Cup quarter-final against the high-flying Yorkshiremen following a 4-3 loss to the Glasgow Clanand will face off against the Fife Flyers just two days later before back-to-back away trips to Belfast in the league on 15 and 16 December.
In just 10 competitive games across all competitions at home this season, Manchester Storm have welcomed over 18,700 supporters through the doors of the Storm Shelter, a.k.a. Planet Ice over in Alty.
With two sellout games already this campaign and plenty of others close to capacity no matter the day of the week, their 60% increase in season ticket sales alone shows just how fast the fan base is growing.
Doors for Storm vs Steelers this Thursday, 7 December open at 6:30pm with the face-off set for 7:30pm — let’s get behind our lads, you lot!