Something very exciting is on its way to Whyalla.
An ice skating rink is set to be installed within Westland Shopping Centre from March 18 until early May, providing the community and tourists with an opportunity to enjoy something unique in Whyalla.
The project has been initiated by Youth Development Officer Gail Rostig and the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) with the aim of providing an exciting activity for residents to enjoy.
“This project came about from a brainstorming session with members of the local YAC, and the members are all very excited that their idea is coming to fruition,” Ms Rostig said.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve had something like this come to Whyalla, and I am very pleased that it has been able to come to fruition.”
The ice skating rink will be located in the former GO-LO building, near Target.
“It’s been a long time since we’ve had something like this come to Whyalla...”
- Gail Rostig
“We wanted to offer something low-cost that the whole community could enjoy,” Ms Rostig said.
“The ice skating rink will be up and running for children and the whole community throughout the school holidays, with the aim of engaging them in something fun and unique.”
“Because this is something so different, we are hoping that people from around the region will also travel to Whyalla to make use of the ice skating rink, which will result in economic benefits for the city.”
The activity is being brought to Whyalla by Winter Magic Iceskating, and will be available over the Easter long weekend, as well as the April school holidays.
The council has worked in partnership with Westland Shopping Centre to ensure the ice skating rink could be brought to Whyalla for as little cost as possible.
“I’d like to thank Westland Shopping Centre for assisting us in getting this off the ground; the staff involved have been very generous and supportive of the idea,” Ms Rostig said.
Session times will be announced in the coming weeks.