Following the recent reunion of ex Bournemouth Westover Ice Rink skaters on 28.12.13 it is very clear that Bournemouth needs a permanent Olympic size ice rink now.
The youth of Bournemouth and surrounding areas need the opportunity to learn new skills. A permanent ice facility would give them the chance to try figure skating, ice dance, ice hockey, speed skating, curling, and also somewhere to experience ice shows and teach them the importance of socialising and keeping fit at general skaing sessions.
This type of facility would benefit young and old alike, with the recent reunion atracting all ages from 5 - 85.
We need this facility NOW.
We require as many signatures as possible to show Bournemouth Council and anyone able to invest in a permanent ice rink in Bournemouth, how important and necessary a permanent ice rink is to everyone.
At a recent reunion of ex Westover Ice Rink skaters, at the BIC temporary rink, it became very clear that a permanent facility is desperately needed. There were 200+ skaters and over 100 spectators, who had previously benefitted from the permanent facilities in Bournemouth and who, along with their families and frinds, would support whole heartedly new permanent ice skating facilities.
Since the Westover Road ice rink closed in 1991, after 60 years, there have been talks of a permanent facility in Kings Park. Planning permission has been approved but now we need Bournemouth Council to really push forward in finding a suitable backer to fund the rink. We need to show them how important a permanent facility is to the whole community. We can only do this with your support.