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A new disco-themed roller rink is coming to the Trafford Centre

The StarWash Roller Disco is all set to be "more than just a roller rink".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 5th July 2023

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.

The Orient at the Trafford Centre / Credit: Trafford Centre

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.


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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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