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Posted on 05/01/10 9:10:51 PM
Chloe_King
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Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
The Hastings old ice rink holds many great memories! Many people are wanting it re-opened the rink so i thought i would do the first step.

The old ice rink was once located underground on the sea front in Hastings which was a great location; however it's now been left to rot and a massive space is being wasted. Re-opening the Hastings ice rink will bring back more life to Hastings and will attract so many more people to East Sussex as the closest ice skating rink is in Guildford which is too far away if considering taking up ice skating for a hobbie. Having an ice rink for Hastings will also keep the public occupied and is an activity for all ages.

Please help me re-open the Hastings ice rink by commenting below including your name, address and reason to re-open the Hastings ice rink. Thank you.

DON'T LET THE ICE RINK SINK!!


Posted on 06/01/10 7:15:38 PM
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Geoff Wolfe
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
Yes okay, count me in!

After seeing the popularity of the Priory Meadow mini ice rink over Christmas I can see that having a permanent one would be a good attraction. I didn't realise the nearest one was as far away as Guildford.

Rather than posting our addresses on the internet, probably best you "PM" us for them. "Private Messages" can be sent by clicking the username (on the left of the posts) then we can send you them without making them available to everyone that uses the website.

Posted on 06/01/10 7:54:26 PM
Chloe_King
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
Thank you so much

Posted on 08/01/10 8:47:06 PM
**Marie**Ferral**
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Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
Hello my name is Marie Ferral and i would love the Hastings ice rink to open again!!

I think this is a great idea! And i think they should defo open it again even if it will take loads of money to do up but they will earn much more money over opening it; its a brilliant sport for EVERYONE and will keep the teenagers off the streets and they will have a fun activity they will be able to put their mind to.

OPEN A GOOD BIG SIZED ICE RINK FOR HASTINGS ANYWHERE!

WE NEED ONE!

Posted on 10/01/10 8:25:29 PM
innitmushblingbrap
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
yes! bring it back. hastings needs something like this to attract more people. it's already got a bad image to people from outside the area as it is!

Posted on 10/01/10 8:35:14 PM
Cassie
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
i argee as soooo many people love it, why get rid of it !!!

Posted on 16/01/10 00:35:38 AM
Sharon
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
My family would definatlly use an ice rink regularly. Although we are newcomers to the area (2 YRS) and never went to the old rink when it was open, I can see that his would be a huge money spinner for Hastings.

Posted on 19/01/10 5:28:29 PM
winchy33
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
yes chloe you tell them! sign the petition everyone or you can pop into Hastings college ICT suite and ask for tom winch and then fill my sheet in. I loved the ice rink, it was amazing, then i went down one day and it had gone so PLEASE help get it back!!!! The nearest rink is in Gillingham i think so lets shut them up and get our own big rink in a big building. Come on Hastings lets not let this rink sink




Posted on 20/01/10 01:05:22 AM
terry
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
I don't have the slightest interest in ice skating, but it's ridiculous that this building is being left derelict. The problem (as I see it), is that the novelty of ice skating might wear off fairly quickly. I know nothing about the technical requirements of such a facility, but it might be a good idea to confine ice skating to one or two days each week and seek out alternative uses for the buildiing on other days if that is possible.

Why do we keep building new things while structures like this remain empty?


Posted on 20/01/10 09:53:55 AM
st_leonards_duffer
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
What about ice hockey - I think this would be popular with kids, especially teenagers and would tick all the boxes: physical activity, team sport etc, popular with kids of both genders. If the ice rink is good enough people would come in from outside of Hastings to use it as well as being a valuable resource for people in the town.

Posted on 20/01/10 7:35:21 PM
G.K.
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
I once went to a fight and a game of ice hockey broke out.

Used the white rock baths (large and small) I also used the ice rink. I would love to see the building restored but I reckon it's beyond economical repair. Almost literaly a money pit.

.....I'll support anyones attempt to resurect it though.

Posted on 20/01/10 11:20:17 PM
Chloe_King
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
Thank you everyone so much for your replies!! Please more to come!

Posted on 22/07/10 6:17:19 PM
Fiji5007
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
I agree, the ice rink reopening has to be a good thing.
Like someone else remembered, I used to go to the (freezing!) swimming pool which was there prior to the rink too.
Wondering if every so often, some bright spark still puts bubble mix into the fountains at ground level (always livened up a boring day!)

Fi

Posted on 20/08/10 9:10:47 PM
Marina
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
Not sure if the old ice rink is worth re-opening as the condition of the place is not good, but Hastings needs a similar facility for locals and to bring in visitors, there's no doubt about that.

Ice rink please please please!

Posted on 22/08/10 4:57:57 PM
JamesT
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
What a great idea! I remember visiting the White Rock swimming pool when I was teenager is this the same place?

We moved to St Leonards 28 years ago .... I have always loved Hastings and St Leonards!

JamesT

Posted on 31/03/11 12:25:30 PM
Sarah Jones
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
Although I now live in Cornwall, we see the Eden Project put on a temporary skating rink for the winter season and its almost "book a time slot" in its popularity.

I was taken for swimming lessons from West St Leonards School with my little tartan duffle bag, on a coach to the White Rock baths, and then used the ice rink when it opened.

The architecture is deep 1920's and should be restored and the rink re-opened. So many towns and cities let things go, maybe Tim Smit should be invited to ressurrect it? After all he made a huge success of a clay quarry!

Posted on 01/05/11 00:09:14 AM
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Geoff Wolfe
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
JamesT wrote:
I remember visiting the White Rock swimming pool when I was teenager is this the same place?


Yes James, the same place - or part thereof.

Posted on 27/12/11 10:26:11 PM
reece sullivan
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
im a local 16 year old from hastings, this is exactly what we need in hastings , many of my friends take part in ice hocky and have to travel up to gilingham twice a week for training , this is an awsome idea to re-open the ice rink as i have heard many stories about it from my dad who spent alot of time there when he was younger

we need to do this !

Posted on 28/12/11 8:56:17 PM
Richard
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!

Good luck for the new scheme - with the usual caveats attached:

1. Who is paying for the construction?
2. What will it cost?
3. Who will maintain it?
4. Where will the money come from?
5. How much is expected from the public?
6. Will it attract people to the Town?

Posted on 07/03/12 6:33:45 PM
big steve
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Re: Re-open the Hastings Ice Rink!!
winchy33 wrote:
yes chloe you tell them! sign the petition everyone or you can pop into Hastings college ICT suite and ask for tom winch and then fill my sheet in. I loved the ice rink, it was amazing, then i went down one day and it had gone so PLEASE help get it back!!!! The nearest rink is in Gillingham i think so lets shut them up and get our own big rink in a big building. Come on Hastings lets not let this rink sink

would the national lottery help




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