Supporters giving to ice rink project

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Members of the Windwhistle Curling Club at the rink fundraising launch in June.

Funds are flowing in to support a community project aimed at future proofing the Staveley Ice Rink.

The Staveley Hall Society is driving forward a $1.14 million project to add a refrigerated base to the rink to ensure consistent ice every year.

The bush setting has been used by skaters and the Windwhistle Curling Club since 1951.

Project team member Clare Harden said around $304,0000 had been pledged or donated since July.

In addition, some 17 loads of concrete, valued at around $22,000, had also been pledged.

“We’ve had some some generous donations and hope to keep that momentum going.”

Mrs Harden said $100,000 was still needed before Lotto funding could be applied for.

The project team hoped to be in a position to do that in February, she said.

The general public can opt to support the project by buying a three-year family season pass ($2000), or a load of concrete for the rink base ($1300).

Business and private donators can become bronze ($5000), silver ($10,000) and gold sponsors (still to be determined).

A Givealittle page has also been set up for smaller donations.

Contact the Staveley Ice Rink through its Facebook page, or Staveley Hall Society president Rob Withers on 027 303 0138.