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Tesco PLC purchased the site where Streatham Ice Rink is currently situated in 2000. In June 2001 the retailer published plans to demolish the Ice Rink – these were abandoned following strong opposition from local user groups, community and voluntary organisations.
Revised proposals were approved by Lambeth Council in February 2003 with a Section 106 Agreement associated with the scheme - which has become known as the “Streatham Hub” - being concluded between the Council and Tesco in 2007.
The Streatham Hub development will provide a new ice rink complex, other leisure facilities, a new supermarket and affordable housing for the Streatham area. There will also be a new transport hub linking road and rail, all of which will help to revitalise the south of Streatham.
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Lambeth Council has now been working with Tesco for over half a decade to deliver the Streatham Hub scheme but final plans are still to be agreed. In September 2009 Tesco submitted new proposals to the Council, citing the “Credit Crunch” and economic downturn as the reasons necessitating a revision of the 2007 proposals.
A public meeting was organized and held on 8 October 2009 by local community group, Streatham Action, to update residents on the most recent developments. At that meeting both Lambeth Council and Tesco representatives restated their commitment to complete the scheme.
However, whilst Tesco – the owner of the ice rink – assured those present they were committed to the long term delivery of a new ice rink complex, they would not guarantee continuity of Streatham’s ice rink provision pending the completion of the scheme and the building of a new ice rink complex.
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Streatham Ice Rink is one of very few permanent ice arenas in London and home to the famous Streatham Redskins ice hockey club. It is a major part of Streatham life and it is essential it is kept open pending the development and building of a Streatham’s new ice rink complex.
Tesco announced record breaking sales of more than £1bn a week and annual profits of more than £3bn in 2009, despite the impact of the global downturn. It has the resource to keep Streatham skating whilst it develops the Hub site, if it wants to. Tesco will be reporting back to local people – Tesco’s prospective supermarket customers - in December 2009 on the results of its talks with Lambeth Council on the retailer’s revised plans for the site.
To show your support to Keep Streatham Skating and show Tesco the strength of feeling about this issue in our community, please sign up to this petition.
Thousands of people watched Torvill and Dean skate to victory - I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to see British skaters go for gold again. For the past few years Cambridge has had an ice rink at Christmas.
These have been huge successes but still there isn't a permanent rink. It would profit the general public and people like me who have to travel 45 mins - 1 hour to get to the nearest ice rink. Skating is an intense calorie burning, beautiful and fun sport, and for England to progress and become a renowned skating country we need many more rinks - so please help me to put England on the map as a skating sensation country
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For more information on how you cansupport the mption of an ice rink please go to this website: http://www.cambridgeicentre.org.uk With the help of our petition they hope to convince the council to build an ice rink!
The Kids On Ice® program, a free community skating program serving over 10,000 kids each year, has reached capacity because we only have one sheet of ice. We must expand the facility in order to meet the demand for more programs and serve more children.
For over a year, the National Park Service (our landlord) has been working with the District of Columbia on transferring jurisdiction of the rink to the District so that we may expand the facility to add a second ice surface, thereby expanding our programs to serve more children. This process is now delayed in contractual negotiations and so we are asking the new Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, to intercede on our behalf. Part of this effort requires that we demonstrate to Secretary Salazar how strongly the community appreciates the programs we offer and supports the expansion of the facility.
Please sign this petition to show your support for the transfer of the land to the city, so that we can move forward with the expansion of the rink. This petition will accompany a package to be delivered to the Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.
This petition is sponsored by the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena, Inc., (FDIA) a nonprofit organization formed to manage and revitalize the Fort Dupont Ice Arena in southeast Washington, DC.
FDIA is home to Kids On Ice®, a community ice skating program for children ages 5 to 18 years old, offering free lessons with all equipment provided. KOI serves over 10,000 children annually. Now in its thirteenth year, the program has grown to include learn to skate, intermediate and advanced figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating, and Schools and Camps Skate for Fitness.
For more information on the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena and its community programs, please visit www.fdia.org.
The Nationals Baseball Academy is a program created by the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation. The Academy is scheduled to be included in the expanded sports complex alongside Fort Dupont Ice Arena. For more information on this project visit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
Stevenage had an Ice Rink which was taken over by receivers in 1998. I joined the town in 1998 up until 2003 there were still signposts directing people to the rink only in recent years have these been removed.
Stevenage is now such a vast town, with thousands of homes and businesses but for the majority of "family" activities you have to go elsewhere, a side from ten-pin bowling and Swimming the town has little to offer in the way of family recreational activities.
The government are so concerned with the growing rates of obesity in both youth groups and adults, Ice skating is low impact yet very good all over body conditioning, Stevenage needs somewhere for the youth of the town to meet and socialise in a safe environment, and still be active.
If you live in Desoto, Southern Sarasota, or Charlotte Counties in Florida, you often have to drive many miles to have a little fun on the ice.
The closest ice rink or roller rink is either in Bradenten or Fort Myers.