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Andrew Leigh opens the Belco Bowl

By johnboy - 7 August 2011 8

Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh is letting us know that he and Labor MLA Chris Bourke have officially opened the Belconnen Skate Park:

With Chris Bourke MLA, I opened the revamped Belconnen Skate Park (aka ‘Belco Bowl’) today – a splendid facility for skaters and BMX riders that was partly funded by federal money under the stimulus program. It’s located on the edge of Lake Ginninderra, which I argued can remind skaters that their sport started when Californian surfers looked out at flat waves, and decided they had to invent another sport.

The original Belco Bowl was opened in the early-1980s, only a few years after the invention of the ‘ollie’. I’m told that the revamp makes this the largest skate park in the southern hemisphere. It’ll be a great place for skaters to make friends, try new tricks, and enjoy the great view across the lake.

andrew leigh at the belco bowl

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Andrew Leigh opens the Belco Bowl
p1 9:32 pm 17 Nov 11

BicycleCanberra said :

Interesting that they spent nearly three times as much as the Eddison Skate park, wonder what that’s all about? and spending another $4.5 million on the foreshore.
Maybe we can put some nice paving and trees along the Yarralumla creek concrete drain in Woden. That will look nice!

Where is Edison, and why is that interesting?

PantsMan 7:52 pm 17 Nov 11

Is there ANYTHING this man cannot do?

He must be killed.

Mumbucks 7:41 pm 17 Nov 11

Has this guy ever warn a cape ? Garlic ‘s got to do that to you

Keijidosha 9:54 am 08 Aug 11

“magic flips and ollies”? *chuckle*

tnpf 1:15 am 08 Aug 11

He’s pretty “down with it” he’s real “hip”. Tough gig to be fair though.

BicycleCanberra 10:06 pm 07 Aug 11

Interesting that they spent nearly three times as much as the Eddison Skate park, wonder what that’s all about? and spending another $4.5 million on the foreshore.
Maybe we can put some nice paving and trees along the Yarralumla creek concrete drain in Woden. That will look nice!

JessP 6:37 pm 07 Aug 11

Bet the skaters were excited to see him. NOT.

housebound 5:22 pm 07 Aug 11

You picked a pretty unflattering pic of Leigh for this.

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