The new age of recreational skating in Kenya

Sk8city introduces the first roller rink in Kenya [Photos]

Piece by: PAUL AMUKO

• As the first-ever rink in Kenya and potentially the entire Africa region, Sk8city brings a breath of fresh air to the local skating community.

Sk8city Nairobi
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As the first-ever rink in Kenya and potentially the entire East African region, Sk8city brings a breath of fresh air to the local skating community.

Kenya's long-awaited skate revolution has finally arrived with the grand opening of Sk8city on June 27th.

With its brand new facilities and vibrant atmosphere, They are revolutionizing the way people skate, socialize, and have fun.

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Taking Skating to New Heights

While skating is not an entirely new concept in Kenya, with skaters often spotted maneuvering through bustling streets or showcasing their skills at Aga Khan Walk,

Sk8city takes the experience to a whole new level, embracing the use of quad skates, the rink introduces a unique dimension to the skating culture in the country.

There is no entrance fee, you just pay for the activity you came for. Skating is ksh 2000 and that is for unlimited time, from when they open at 10am to when they close at 3am

 Gone are the days of solely witnessing rollerbladers; now, skaters can glide, twirl, and groove on four wheels, adding an exciting twist to their routines.

Beyond Skating: A Haven of Entertainment and Culinary Delights

Sk8city's allure extends beyond its skating offerings. Upon entering, visitors are immediately immersed in a world of pulsating music and infectious energy.

The vibrant beats set the stage for an unforgettable experience, where skaters and spectators alike revel in the electrifying ambiance. 

To satisfy hunger pangs and quench thirst, Sk8city boasts a plethora of gastronomic delights. At the in-house restaurant, guests can savor a vast selection of mouthwatering dishes prepared with meticulous care.

From classic favorites like lasagna, shrimp, and spaghetti meatballs to delectable treats such as French fries, pancakes, and savory pies, the menu caters to every palate.

Families can enjoy their meals in the restaurant's spacious dining area alongside the cozy puffy booths located around the rink that provide the perfect vantage point to soak in the thrilling atmosphere.

Whether you're seeking a quick bite or a leisurely dining experience they  have it covered

Sk8city Nairobi Arcade
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Unparalleled Services and Experiences

Sk8city is not merely a rink; it's a world of endless possibilities. The venue caters to a wide range of events and celebrations, including birthdays, baby showers, and bachelors' parties.

With three exclusive party rooms, each boasting its unique ambiance, Sk8city ensures a truly personalized experience for guests.

The smallest room provides an intimate setting for up to 60 individuals, while the second room embraces a vibrant cocktail party theme, accentuated by stylish seating and elegant table designs.

For larger gatherings, the third room can comfortably accommodate 70-80 guests.

The ticketing system ensures exclusivity for each activity, ensuring that guests can enjoy their celebrations without any interruptions.

The venue also offers a range of engaging activities beyond skating. Arcade games which include ice hockey, basketball dunks, and a punching bag are just a few in the amusement arcade

Visitors can alternate between the arcade, lounging, skating and munching . The state-of-the-art rink itself boasts a spacious pulpit stage, capable of hosting DJs performances and even full-fledged concerts with a capacity of almost 3000 people.

On 10th August they will be hosting their first ever concert  where American rapper Fabulous will be peforming live  alongside Dj seme, JUSTDJSYD  and G-money

Sk8city Nairobi
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Weekly Themes and Unmatched Experiences

Sk8city aims to make every day of the week a memorable experience. Alongside their vibrant Friday to Sunday turnout, they have introduced weekly themes to keep the excitement alive.

Mondays, often associated with a lack of events, now offer an alternative for those seeking entertainment. Tuesdays bring the opportunity for skating duos with their "Double Tuesday" offer, allowing two people to skate for the price of one.

Wednesdays, known as "Ladies Night," treat women to a 50% discount on skating, while Thursdays embrace the nostalgia of "Throwback Thursday." Happy hour specials from 4 pm to 7 pm make weekdays even more enticing.

Sk8city Nairobi
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The Ultimate Skating Haven

Sk8city remains an oasis of excitement, a testament to Kenya's growing entertainment scene.

With its unique offerings and dedication to creating unparalleled experiences, it  is set to become the ultimate destination for skaters and entertainment enthusiasts alike.

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