Steel City Rollerskaters - The resurgence of rollerskating, rinks and skate park upgrades.

Steel City Rollerskaters - The resurgence of rollerskating, rinks and skate park upgrades.

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Steel City Rollerskaters started this petition to Whyalla city council and

We are writing to you with a suggestion for the city of Whyalla that could be beneficial for the whole community. We come to you with rollerskating. Rollerskating is a great way to keep fit, work on balance, coordination and spend time with family and friends, as well as making new ones!

 

Our online group on Facebook ‘Whyalla Rollerskaters’, has reached over 150 members, those numbers have been increasing weekly and more people have been introduced to the wonderful world of rollerskating. We welcome new learners with open arms, and people coming back to the community of rollerskating from their younger years. This is an all ages and genders inclusive activity.

 

Along with the amazing physical benefits of rollerskating, it has brought together many people that suffer from depression or social anxiety and has brought positivity to everyone’s mental health; offering constant support, lifting each other off the ground physically and emotionally.

 

The success of the sold-out rollerderby event ‘Steel City Smackdown’ held at the Whyalla Rec Centre is just another example of the love for the sport, and we believe more events such as those will be great for the community.

 

With the loss of Skate South some years ago, and with the current resurgence of rollerskating all over the world, the only smooth/flat surfaces we have to choose from are the courted areas at both Wilson Park or Ada Ryan Gardens. While these are both still great areas, they aren’t built for skating, and we don’t want to get in the way of people playing basketball or tennis. If upgrades were to become available to certain areas, eg. Civic 'Risk It' Park, or next to the bowl at Wilson Park, we believe this would be a great addition to the town.

 

As a group, we would like to thank you for taking the time to consider our proposal. 

 

Steel City Rollerskaters
Est. 2020

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