On Tuesday we were intrigued by FOI’d deliberations on the future of the Kambah halfpipe.
Yesterday Skateboarding Australia weighed in with a campaign to save the apparently unique facility:
There was no consultation with the Canberra Skateboarding Association about this idea. To our knowledge there was no consultation with any skateboarders. We want to save the U-pipe because:
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– It is an icon and part of Canberra’s skateboarding history
– We plan to run further events to pay tribute to the challenging features of the U-pipe
– It is a minimal cost to maintain
– Other skateparks in Canberra have similar terrain that are maintained due to the aspect of being challenging to ride and not a safety risk
To our knowledge there has been no incident of anyone falling in. It is fenced and has stairs down to the roll in so that people can’t get “stuck” inside it.
We look forward to hearing from election candidates as to their views on the halfpipe.