The House is proud to present.. SOAK

We’re mightily pleased to announce that we’ve been chosen as a stop-off on Derry singer-songwriter – and skateboarder – SOAK’s SK9 Shows tour at skateparks in Ireland and the UK next month. SOAK, who began creating ripples in the music scene aged just fourteen, is becoming increasingly recognised as a major star in the making, with her recent track ‘B a noBody’ added to Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust list and a string of sold-out headline shows. Now nominated for the BBC Sound of 2015 poll, SOAK will headline an intimate date at the ICA as part of the ‘Annie Mac Presents Collected’ series, before embarking on a series of free gigs at skateparks in association with The Line of Best Fit.
We’re the last stop on this unique tour, on Saturday 21st February. Tickets for this FREE event from 7 – 9pm are released this Friday, 23rd January, through Billetto UK. This is a rare chance to catch SOAK, whose experimental, folk tinged songs have been described by as ‘intricate, ambiguous psychodramas’ (The Guardian) on her way to stardom. Have a listen to her new single Sea Creatures, exclusively unveiled by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, and get your ticket.
* Rather than travelling with a support act, SOAK would like a local band or artist to join her on each stage of the tour. If you want to be that support please PM us with links to footage or audio of your music, which we’ll forward on for her to have a listen.

Holiday opening hours

Monday 22nd – 11 – 9

Tuesday 23rd – 11 – 9

Christmas Eve – 11 – 5

Christmas Day – CLOSED

Boxing day – 11 – 9

Saturday 27th – 10 – 9

Sunday 28th – 10 – 9

Monday 29th – 11 – 9

Tuesday 30th – 11 – 9

New years eve – 11 – 5

New years day – CLOSED

Friday 2nd – 11 – 9

Saturday 3rd – 10 – 9

Sunday 4th – 10 – 9

On Monday the 5th We’re back to normal opening times.

The Bowl is offically open


It’s finally here. After nigh on a year’s serious toiling we can give a definitive answer to those endless Facebook messages asking ‘is it ready yet?’ On Friday, December 12th we’re giving our customers a pre-Christmas present and opening up the brand spanking new House bowl, giving Sheffield the gift of some serious indoor concrete: 62 cubic metres of it to be precise, along with 168 tonnes of backfill, 33 pool coping stones and around 82 feet of metal coping.

Yes, it’s been a while in the making but with good reason. Unlike the way in which regular bowls are constructed, by digging downwards, this bowl has been built from the ground up. Not wanting to risk destabilising our Neepsend building’s foundations and killing everyone horribly, we had to build the bowl backwards, putting in supporting walls and platforms to create the L-shaped bowl, which stands at 5ft at the smaller end, and around 6 ½ ft at the higher. Everything we do at the House is made by skaters for skaters, and the bowl was designed by Rob, and it’s creation project-managed by Joe 90, who brought his bowl-building skills to the enterprise, along with a lot of stinking death metal and politically incorrect dancehall.

We’re really, really grateful here, not only to the House staff who have put in an extraordinary amount of work and sacrificed many pairs of shoes to the crete, but also the volunteers from the scene (and not just from Sheffield) who gave their time and limbs to this frankly insane project. Thanks then, go to Joe, John, Hat, Matt, Matlok, Shaun Williams, Ben, Dave, Joe Marks, Joff, Adam Lowther and Adam Taylor, Kizz, Max, Liam, Ronny, Elvis, Shaun Currie, Mandi, Nathan, and Martin, Charlie, Tristan, Snoop, Scott, David with a special thanks to U2 for virusing Joe’s iphone and really putting him off his stride at times.

In January 2015 we’re planning three official launch party events for skate, blade and scooter, and we’ll let you know more when we’ve firmed up the details. But for now, come down and get riding it, it’s what it’s there for. Hope you enjoy it.

House comp 2014

Today was a great day. The standard of skating as always was ridiculous and a special mention has to go to the 12 and unders little rippers putting on a show people twice their age would be proud of. Thanks for all of you for coming down and making these days what they are and all our sponsors for supporting us.
Edit to follow courtesy of easystreets