Support for ice rink

RHONDA MARKBY
Last updated 05:00 31/05/2012
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Would you use an ice skating rink in Timaru?

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Turn Century Pool into an indoor ice-skating rink.

That is Timaru woman Linda Collett's suggestion, and the submission she is making to the Timaru District's long term plan.

In her submission, she mentions visitors to the town, especially young people, telling her Timaru is "boring".

"I would like to suggest that the old Century Pool be converted to an indoor ice-skating rink where young people can go, be physically engaged, and challenged, as well as a safe social environment."

She suggested evening skating could provide a recreational activity, or the facility could be used for competitive skating.

Another submitter suggested Century Pool be retained by the council to provide "training fitness [and] recreational sport for all ages".

It suggests more revenue could be made by extending opening hours, such as an adults session on Saturday morning.

Community groups interested in converting Century Pool to another use have been given an extension. Originally, they had until today to register with the council and provide plandetails.

However, the council has extended the deadline by eight days.

South Canterbury GymSports and the Celtic Sports Club have previously indicated an interest.

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- The Timaru Herald

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