Olympian Steven Bradbury's Call To Save Macquarie Ice Rink
Legendary Winter Olympic gold medallist Steven Bradbury has joined calls to save Macquarie Ice Rink in Sydney's north-west from being demolished to make way for a new $195 million shopping-centre redevelopment.
Bradbury, a four-time Olympian who famously won gold at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, has competed in national titles on the famous ice rink since he was just 10 years old.
He told the Daily Telegraph of his attachment to the iconic Sydney rink.
'The relay win was one of the biggest highlights of my skating career,'
'I have so many great memories there and I just can't believe it's going to be knocked down.'
'Sadly, it's not just ice rinks we're losing around Australia. It's tennis and squash courts, bowling alleys and bowls clubs. The list goes on and on.'
'Any sport or recreational facility that is too close to an area which has expensive real estate is just being gobbled up by developers. It's happening in just about every capital city. And it's a disgrace.'
A petition to save the ice rink has already garnered over 30,000 signatures.
You can add your name HERE