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In regards to Sec. 7-59.2. of the Virginia Beach Code of Ordinances, I and every other person who voluntarily signed this petition believe Skateboarding on the boardwalk should not be illegal.
Skateboarding dates all the way back to the 1940's. It's sole purpose was for transportation and later grew to become a popular hobby, but skating has ultimately became a culture of its own. Skating has gotten a bad reputation. Most people look at "skaters" as rebellious, non-conforming, obnoxious kids. However, when you get down to it, skateboarding is a very positive influence. It keeps kids active and brings together a collection of diverse cultures. Ultimately being one of the greatest camaraderie's of all.
The biggest argument about skating on the boardwalk is safety. Everyone on this petition can agree that skating can be dangerous. However, skating is most likely one of the least dangerous activities on the boardwalk. Speeding bicyclist and sporadic roller skaters offer more of a threat than skating does. Skating is singled out over all other activities that happen on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
Despite the fact that bicyclist are supposed to stay on the bike path, Virginia Beach Officers will turn a blind eye to that to go stop a younger boy standing on his skateboard. In closing, I ask that you please re-evaluate Sec. 7-59.2. of the Virginia Beach Code of Ordinances.
I'd like to thank you for reading this statement and hope that you can realize skating is more than just a outlandish activity. It's a culture and a bonding factor in today's youth. Thank you.
Proposed plans to put offices on the skatepark site remain.
The council have said that an alternative location for the skatepark would have to be provided.
BUT there is no specific alternative for relocating the park.
The draft plans are not specific enough to guarantee the future of the skatepark and we ask that you join us in petitioning the planning department of Kensington and Chelsea council further.
!Do not allow the loss of this amazing community resource!
Thank you for your support, please spread the word!
Skateboarding is absolutely prohibited on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz. We would like to at least have this ordinance amended so that only trick skating is prohibited, as only trick skaters damage property when attempting or performing "tricks".
Those on a skateboard in the bike lane only wishing to get around prove no greater threat to themselves or others around them than cyclists.
We wish that skateboards be allowed in the bike lane, as long as no "tricks" are performed.
The potential end of Roller Skating at Peter Paine could signal the end of an era.
If Boston College decide that Roller Skating does not fit in with their plans for the Peter Paine Centre, we want to be ready to prove that the community values and wants Skating to continue!
Please show your support!
The Lachine Canal in Montreal and its shorelines have long been used for summer activities such as biking, inline skating and pleasure boating but has never been opened for cross-country skiing and ice skating during the long winter months.
Our goal is to petition Parks Canada and the City of Montreal to open and manage this historic landmark during the winter months so its citizens and many visitors can take advantage of its natural beauty proximity to the city core, much like the lucky citizens of Ottawa with the world famous Rideau Canal.
Dear New Westminster City Council,
These signatures have been collected due to an ever growing demand for a Figure Skating Club in New Westminster, specifically to have the reinstatement of the Totem Figure Skating Club. The excitement the sport has generated during the 2010 Olympics has increased the skating community in New Westminster by leaps and bounds.
Joannie Rochette made all Canadians proud this year by capturing a Bronze medal on Canadian Soil. Sadly, our only option for a Figure Skating Club is to go to neighbouring cities such as Burnaby or Coquitlam.
We are asking that the skaters of New Westminster have an opportunity to represent their own city at any future skating competitions. The following signatures are proof that the Totem Figure Skating club would be welcomed back to New Westminster.
More information can be located at www.totemfigureskatingclub.tk
7. Let Us Skate
Unfair treatment and threats like calling the cops. When most people see skateboarders they automatically think we are bad and most of us are not.
Over the past two years Hesperia California has become a Bike and skate community, but lacks areas for enthusiasts to reach full potential, the clear answer would be a local skate/bike park.
Many adults and teenagers have began their pursuit in skating or biking but our community lacks the resources for locals to do what they love, as a result many people have began riding in city owned washes and property. The problem is that if people get injured they may want to sue city. I believe the answer would be the building of a local skate park, for this reason i have started this petition.
The young people of Hillam and Monk Fryston have asked if a Skate Ramp / Park can be provided within the villages. It is proposed that this replaces the old BMX track at the Community Centre in Monk Fryston.
We need as many villagers as possible to complete this petition so that views can be taken into account.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this, your views are appreciated.
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.
** Latest news **
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.
** Sign the “Keep Streatham Skating!” petition **
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.
Crystal Mountain is an amazing spot to escape the city. Unfortunately there are some families who come to see the snow but do not ski or snowboard.
These families have no other activities to keep them coming back. An ice skating rink would be a perfect addition for families.
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
Thank you for reading my petition.
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 local community have requested that a skatepark be built in the city of Laurel, within Prince George's County Maryland. Everyday the local skateboarders in the community are being kicked out and banned from everywhere they go, even when there are not other pedestrians around.
Everywhere the local skateboarders skate, there is always an individual who call the police or threatens the skateboarders to leave, otherwise he will be forced to contact the authorities.
The city of Laurel, Maryland has a large population of skateboarders with no where to go, without getting in trouble. Building a skatepark will help keep the local skateboarders out of the streets and away from potential dangers.
Me and other skaters are getting yelled for skating in the street. We can't skate in our driveways as our parents can't park in the street.
Me and the other local skateboarders usually tend to skate at the school in our community.
The school security guard always kicks us out even when we are not skating.
For years people from the Fraser Coast have had to travel to either Brisbane or Townsville to go and have fun Ice Skating... at least 4 hours each way!
For the real competive skaters, on top of training, they need to pay for accomodation, transport and petrol... (we all know how much that can these days).
But for us skaters that just purely enjoy skating, going over 4 hours to an ice rink is quite pointless unless we have another reason to be in that town. Please sign this petition... if not for the fact that ice skating is fun... just sign it for the fact that an ice rink is cool for those hot summer days!
Here in Heartland Crossing, we have several children wanting a place to go skateboarding. We have plenty of land here and no place for our children to go skateboarding.
Our children needs a safe place where they are allow to have a good time in a safe envirorment. Our Children have been threaten by the police to stop skating at both the park as well as on the street.
They are being told that, they will loose there skateboards if they are caught skating anyplace other than there driveway's. Something needs to be done.
These are good children wanting to express themselves and aren't able to do so.
Feb 03, 2006
This petition is for us skateboarders who don't have a place to skate. If you live in the Hamilton meadows then you have nowhere to skate.
I have been taken home by the cops for skating in the streets when i was doing nothing wrong and recently 9 of my friends got tickets for skating in the streets. The cops told us to go skate at the local schools so we started skating at the schools and the schools got upset for no reason.
We werent destroying any property or breaking any laws and they banned us from skateboarding on school property one of my friends got a dayy of iss for getting caught skating on school property when it was asfter hours and school was out.
The reason you need to sign this is because this is not only happening in Ohio this is happening allover the U.S. and I think that since the authority dont want us to skate in the streets that they should provide us with a local place to skate as they should with all areas that dont have skate parks.
There are over 12 million skateboarders world wide who actively participate in skateboarding. We want to skate.
January 15, 2006
In the near future unless something at IMG changes there will no longer be an Officail Alexei Yagudin website or message board aka AYMB.
We want to stop that from happening.
Dear Mr. Mayor and Council Members:
It has become apparent that there is NO WHERE in Carrollton for kids to skate. It is presently illegal for skaters to use any public or private side walk or hand rail.
In-line skating and skate boarding are legitimate sports and provide adolescent boys and girls with a fun, harmless and focused activity, in much the same way that baseball and football do. Skating also keeps them from other, not so positive, activities.
Since Carrollton is able to provide more than adequate facilities for baseball, football, tennis, golf, swimming and soccer, why have we not addressed facilities for this growing population of skaters? A place for them to skate would keep them from breaking laws, eliminate man power to police public areas, stop grinding on hand rails and stop waxing curbs, which are all the reasons they are not permitted to use public property now.
We, the residents signed below, request that an OUTDOOR PUBLIC SKATE PARK be built to accommodate in-line skating, skate boarding, grinding and ramp jumping.
About a week ago, skateboarding was pretty much banned from middletown, although i dont skateboard, there are many people who do. I think that skatebording and bikeriding are about the only things to do on weekends or school holidays, or even just after school with in walking distance of homes. I propose that middletown do something to encourage teens to get out and hang out with friends and family rather than be public disturbances or drug addicts.
The following people of middletown valley agree with me and would like to see something done to entertain the youth of our community.
Recently in Bournemouth town center and the surrounding areas, street skating has been banned. Those found committing the offence have had their boards confiscated. The skate park above the lower toilets has also recently been taken away, so now, those who want to skate have to skate on the streets.
Not only is street skating on the streets dangerous, but it also disturbs the peace of the area. We are doing a petition, to get a safe place to skate in Bournemouth town center, as Poole and other skate parks are too far away for us to walk to.
Even if you don't skate in Bournemouth center, if they've taken our park, then they'll be after yours too.
Please support our cause by signing our petition. Thank-you.
Our City has laws against skating on public sidewalks, and skating on curbs. So, a few people in my neighborhood have came up with the idea to build one in the park, somewhere that wouldn't bother people that walk around in the park to enjoy nature's beauty. In addition, there are lots of skaters and bikers in Fountain Valley who like to get away from lifes' flaws and enjoy some aggresive skating. This would get more people off the side walks and into the 'skate park', also, it would give skater's a way of skating without getting in anyone's way, plus they are doing it in an area that makes it safer, and doesn't damage objects that were not designed for skating.
We the residents of East Brunswick believe there is a need to construct a Skatepark in order to give every one (children and adults) who enjoy the sport of Inline Skating, Skateboarding, and organized Roller Hockey a safe location and facility to do so. Neighboring towns have constructed skating facilities, or have them under study for future construction. We believe East Brunswick needs to do the same. Rollerblade sports should be given the same consideration baseball, soccer, and baseball receive. The construction of a Skatepark is an important step.