Skate Postponed until Sunday 02:00 pm
The forecast for this afternoon has remained unchanged, and we have made the regrettable decision to postpone the skate until Sunday at 02:00 pm.
Tomorrow's weather call will be made by our friends at the Sunday Strole so keep an eye on their website https://www.lfns.co.uk
No one is more gutted than us about this decision.
The party tonight is still on, so we hope to see as many of you there as possible. It's a pub, so it's over 18s only.
If you have purchased a ticket with a suit, please read the following.
If at all possible, please collect your suit today at either one of the following places.
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
The Monkey Puzzle, 30 Southwick St, London W2 1JQ
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX
If you are unable to collect your suits today, we can bring a limited number of suits to the start of the stake on Sunday.
If that is the case, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject 'SantaSunday' + the number of suits you need to collect on Sunday.
Again, thank you for your support of London's weekly street skates.
In a hurry? Read This!
Saturday 15 December 2108
If you buy a ticket with a suit (£12) collect it from The Monkey Puzzle Public House on Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1JQ between 2 and 4pm
If you buy a ticket without a suit (£8) turn up at Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner ready to depart at 5 pm
Party is at The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, N1 0AX and starts at 8 pm.
After the costs of running the Santa Skate, every penny goes to running London's free weekly skates (LondonSkate, LFNS and the Sunday Stroll). No one gets paid.
Got a bit more time?
On Saturday 15 December 2108 the biggest costumed street skate of the year takes place.
First, run in December 2004, the SantaSkate snowballed from a handful of skaters to over four hundred at last year's event and this year promises to be even bigger!
In aid of London's free skating events and all things festive, the SantaSkate is brought to you by LondonSkate and its friends from the London Friday Night Skate (LFNS) and the Sunday Stroll. This year it will aim to attract between 400 and 500 roller skating Santa’s from as far away as Germany, France and even Lapland!
Santa Suits & Skate
The fun begins with the distribution of Santa Suits at The Monkey Puzzle Public House on Sussex Gardens, London, W2 1JQ from 2-4pm. The skating Santa’s will then assemble by the Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner ready to depart at 5 pm on a two-hour street skate around the roads of central London covering a distance of 9-10 miles.
Christmas cheer and tunes will be spread by the musical sleigh sound systems; the LondonSkate BassFreight and ASBOxes, Thumpers I and II and the LFNS BRYANbox who will once again be led by the trusty skating reindeers to keep the party vibe going! As always the skating Santas will be by looked after by Santa's very experienced little helpers, the Marshals.
We will take a friendly and leisurely pace around some of London’s top tourist stops before halftime mince pies at around 6 pm in Trafalgar Square. Santa can only fit so much in his sack, so please bring your own pies to make sure you don't miss out! After a short break, the skating Santas will return to the streets for another hour before heading back to The Monkey Puzzle Pub.
After the SantaSkate, Santas need to make their own way over to this year's SantaSkate Xmas bash. At The Star of Kings, 126 York Way, N1 0AX where our DJs will be mixing it up from 8 pm till late. for the Serpentine Road Crew Christmas Party.
Tickets are £12 including a Santa suit or £8 without (for those who want to be a little more individual). After the costs of running the Santa Skate, every penny goes to running London's free weekly skates (LondonSkate, LFNS and the Sunday Stroll). No one gets paid.
Under 16s go free and we will even throw in an adult Santa suit, but we can't promise it will fit.
Please order as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Skaters in own costumes are kindly asked to support the skate and obtain a voucher. All money raised will be used to support London’s free skating events in 2019.
So come along and join the festive fun…..be a skating Santa and help make the 2018 SantaSkate even better!