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Rollerskate in the city needs your support!

By johnboy - 9 January 2012 23

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A lunchtime observer of Roller Skate In The City in Garema Place has much to ponder.

One wonders at the lack of a hand rail at a roller rink, why the letters CBD have been embossed metre high onto the skating surface, and where all those disco balls have been hiding up until now?

Deeper questions arise, such as whether the padding lashed to the lamp post in the middle of the skating area adheres to any particular code or standard? And why an un-padded garden umbrella is out there next to the lamp post?

But most of all the passing lunchtime observer wonders where all the people are?

In any event, have no fear of not being able to get a spot on the rink.

What’s Your opinion?


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23 Responses to
Rollerskate in the city needs your support!
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john87_no1 3:16 pm
09 Jan 12
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Walking past today I noticed that the vendor is spraying water into a fan, which then blows onto the skating surface? Thats enough to keep me away.

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Stevian 3:40 pm
09 Jan 12
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A failure. I knew it

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fnaah 4:03 pm
09 Jan 12
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If the pricing is anywhere near as prohibitive as the ice rink in the same location was, I daresay they won’t attract much custom.

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watto23 4:33 pm
09 Jan 12
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fnaah said :

If the pricing is anywhere near as prohibitive as the ice rink in the same location was, I daresay they won’t attract much custom.

Really I thought the pricing for the ice rink was perfectly ok. I went a few times. The skating rink probably has less novelty though. Still I think ideas like this are good for the city, unless we just want a highrise there instead.

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NoImRight 4:53 pm
09 Jan 12
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Im against this so would like to wok actively to bring it down. Where do I sign?

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Disposable 5:23 pm
09 Jan 12
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Does anyone know what kind/brand of surface they are using and where it came from?

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KB1971 10:13 pm
09 Jan 12
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NoImRight said :

Im against this so would like to wok actively to bring it down. Where do I sign?

Stevien has the petition……..

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deye 10:50 pm
09 Jan 12
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Stevian said :

A failure. I knew it

geesh, at least give it a week before making that call. If I remember rightly the days sessions of the ice skating were fairly quiet.

I keep meaning to ask them if you can use your own skates and how much it is in that case (it’s not mentioned on any signs)

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murraythecat 11:03 pm
09 Jan 12
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NoImRight said :

Im against this so would like to wok actively to bring it down. Where do I sign?

Why?

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dpm 8:18 am
10 Jan 12
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murraythecat said :

NoImRight said :

Im against this so would like to wok actively to bring it down. Where do I sign?

Why?

There are two respondents to this thread that appear to be ‘only happy when it rains’ (For two points, see if you can gues who they are!). Probably related to this: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-21/act-twitter-users-study-depressed/3683652
😉

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poetix 8:46 am
10 Jan 12
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CBD: Complete bloody debacle.

I think the problem is that you can skate anywhere, as there is no shortage of ground, whereas the ice-rink provided something in short supply.

It’s nice to pretend to be an economist once a year.

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Zeital 3:07 pm
10 Jan 12
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One thing that would stop me from going on that is the dodgy surface that they have laded down for the flooring, small squares of plastic placed together like a jigsaw puzzle. Even a friend of mine asked if that was meant to be the flooring even he didn’t think it looked safe

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NoImRight 3:17 pm
10 Jan 12
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murraythecat said :

NoImRight said :

Im against this so would like to work actively to bring it down. Where do I sign?

Why?

Just a general feeling that I should ruin something for someone else on for no other reason than Im not gaining anything from it. Are you new to canberra?

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Stevian 3:40 pm
10 Jan 12
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dpm said :

murraythecat said :

NoImRight said :

Im against this so would like to wok actively to bring it down. Where do I sign?

Why?

There are two respondents to this thread that appear to be ‘only happy when it rains’ (For two points, see if you can gues who they are!). Probably related to this: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-21/act-twitter-users-study-depressed/3683652
😉

Too easy

15
Deref 3:52 pm
10 Jan 12
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“But most of all the passing lunchtime observer wonders where all the people are?

Canberra’s roller skaters? They’re there. Every one of them.

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