Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink in NSW receives $18 million grant to fund repairs

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NSW Treasurer, Matt Kean, announced on Wednesday that the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink will receive an $18 million WestInvest grant to fund urgent repairs after six months of closure due to structural issues.

The ice skating community throughout New South Wales and the residents of Sydney’s south west have been campaigning for six months to reopen the ice rink.

In January this year, the Minns Labor Government also announced they will commit up to $17.7 million if elected to repair and upgrade the ice rink to a world class standard.

NSW Labor member for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis, has been one of the politicians fighting to save the facility and she welcomed the commitment to the rink from both sides of government.

“It’s people power. This is great for the people, great for ice sports, and it’s great that the people have been listened to,” Ms Cotsis said.

The rink has served recreational and elite skaters for over 51 years in Sydney’s south west until its closure by the NSW Government in August 2022.

Read more: ‘We need action now’: Community rallies to save Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink from closure

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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