Skate West End will open at Hanover Square this festive season. Every ticket sold will raise vital fund's for Great Ormond Street hospital children's charity.
The West End's first ever elliptical ice rink in support of Great Ormond Street hospital
Underbelly are delighted to announce ‘Skate West End’ - a uniquely designed elliptical shaped ice rink which will transform Hanover Square this festive season.
Opened on 4th November this stunning ice rink will stay open until New Year’s Day. The Square will also be accessible to non-skaters, who will be able to enjoy a hot festive drink whilst spectating from the central bar under the festooned canopies of the trees. Those choosing to skate will enjoy the uniquely shaped ice rink, the design of which has been inspired by the shape of the iconic logo of GOSH Charity (Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity).
The partnership with GOSH Charity lies at the heart of this event, with a percentage from every ticket sold donated directly to the Charity to support seriously ill children at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). The money raised will help fund the hospital’s most urgent needs, such as research into paediatric brain tumours to support vital work which will help to put the brakes on this devastating childhood cancer. The target is to raise at least £55,000 for GOSH Charity. To find out more about GOSH Charity visit here.
Skate West End is the ideal destination for after-work fun, a brilliant activity for a date night or a great excuse to take a break with a hot toddy away from the hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping. Suitable for all the family, Skate West End is also the perfect addition to a festive day out in the capital this winter.
Located in Hanover Square, a short walk from Oxford Street and Regent Street in London’s shopping epicentre, Skate West End really is a very special place to dance on ice this Winter.
Ed Bartlam, Underbelly’s co-founder said, “We’re delighted to be launching Skate West End and bringing a beautiful and unique new event to London’s Christmas calendar.Most importantly of all, we’re thrilled that a portion of ticket sales will be used to raise funds for the wonderful and vital work of GOSH Charity. GOSH has provided outstanding care and support to my family and countless others in their most trying times, and a large proportion of this money will go towards research into brain tumours in children. Come and skate with us and in doing so you will help us raise as much money as possible for GOSH Charity."
Dee Corsi, Chief Executive of the New West End Company, said, "For many Londoners and international visitors, a day out in the West End is what Christmas is all about; from the magic of the dazzling lights displays across the district, to the flagship stores and on-street entertainment, there is truly something for everyone this festive season. Just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street, in the newly completed Hanover Square, Skate West End will provide the perfect addition of festive fun whilst enjoying a day of shopping on the nation’s high street. Visitors will be able to enjoy ice skating for the first time in this iconic London location whilst supporting the important work done by GOSH Charity.”
GOSH Charity’s Deputy Director of Relationship Fundraising, Sarah Bissell, said: “We are so grateful to Underbelly for choosing to support GOSH Charity as part of this magical Christmas experience. The money raised will help fund the hospital’s most urgent needs, including vital research into brain tumours in children. With the support of Skate West End, researchers at GOSH can continue to improve survival and quality of life for children affected by this aggressive disease.”
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SKATE WEST END
4th November 2023 - 1st January 2024
Hanover Square, London, W1S 1JA
Box Office: skatewestend.com
Ticket prices start from: £12.50, Family tickets available. A percentage from every ticket goes directly to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) with a target of at least £55,000.
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