Centrale & Whitgift reveal FREE Croydon roller event for Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, Centrale & Whitgift shopping centres in Croydon have announced that they will be opening a free roller rink in Whitgift Square on Saturday 25th November until Christmas eve, sponsored by Croydon BID.
Suitable for ages 5 and over, the roller rink will be 11m x 8m in size and will host skating sessions on the hour everyday from 12pm – 6pm Monday – Saturday and 12pm – 5pm on Sundays.

The event, sponsored by Croydon BID, forms part of the Croydon Partnership’s focus on delivering a programme of events for the Croydon community, while a new masterplan is redesigned.

To add to the festive fun, there will also be free Gingerbread decorating workshops (pre-booked spaces have already sold out but a limited number of walk-in spaces are available on each session) as well as the return of Santa’s Grotto in Centrale, now in its thirteenth year.

The new Croydon roller rink will offer up fun and excitement for people of all ages to enjoy as we begin the countdown to the Christmas festivities.

We are really excited to be launching the Croydon Roller rink in the Whitgift for Christmas. With many families worried about the cost of Christmas, we wanted to bring some festive magic to Croydon for the community to create fun memories together for free. We know how much the Croydon community love our events and as the only indoor roller rink in South London, we are sure the roller rink will be hugely popular this year
Dominique Stagg, Marketing Manager for Centrale & Whitgift
More than ever before, we need a release from all the pressures we are facing as a community. While the challenges will remain, we very much hope that Centrale & Whitgift’s Roller Rink will provide an opportunity for families and friends to come together for a moment of pure joy as they glide across the rink. The variety of activities in Croydon this Christmas is designed to add a little festive cheer, while also attracting many people back to our town centre to support our businesses as we prepare for the big day.
Matthew Sims, Chief Executive for Croydon BID

The Roller rink will be open daily until 24th December. FREE tickets can be pre-booked online, with a limited amount also available on the day at a first come, first served basis.