Hundreds turn up for One Last Skate

Last Skate participants at Erina Ice Arena on August 18.

Hundreds of locals made the trip to Erina Ice Arena on August 18 to take part in One Last Skate.

One Last Skate was a community event held by Arena staff in light of the Arenas closure for urgent building works to remove potentially dangerous external cladding. Hundreds turned up throughout the day to have one final go on the regions only ice rink, with many representing community groups and sporting codes that utilise the Arena bearing signs and placards expressing their fondness for the venue and their sadness at its closure.

Building owners, Leandlease, have confirmed that the Arena will be closed for an unknown period, and Lendlease Managing Director, Funds Management, Scott Mosely, said the decision to close the building for essential and comprehensive modification work could not be avoided and apologised to users. Were working with the Erina Ice Arena team to explore options around re-opening the rink post-completion of the works, Mosely said.

Source: Websites, Aug 18 Erina Ice Arena Lucy Wicks MP Media release, Jul 24 Jay Pleass, Lendlease