We are thrilled to be able to report that our application to WestInvest for $17.7 million was successful!


This follows an incredible level of support from our skating community, the broader community as well as bipartisan political support.


On behalf of the board, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to raising our cause, organising and attending rallies, talking to the media, contacting MPs and raising the rink's profile.


Particular mention must be given to our director, Danielle O'Brien, who has done an extraordinary amount of work on our WestInvest application over the past 9 months on top of her other duties as a director and her fulltime job.


It is not an exaggeration to state that without Danielle's heroic efforts the rink would not now be in the situation of having the possibility of another 50 years of operation.


To that end, the board are continuing to meet weekly and focusing on the next steps required to enable design and building work to be started as quickly as possible.


Malcolm Ellis






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We thank everyone for their patience and support during this time.

All future bookings including birthday parties, public sessions, schools and group bookings have been cancelled and notified.

Skate school and all ice sports skaters will be receiving further information in the coming days regarding unused lessons, cards and passes. Please be patient as we work through this process with everyone.

We will be communicating any updates and developments as they become available to us.






We thank you for your continued support of Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink.