PARK AND SKATE >>> NOT >>> PARK AND RIDE

Oxford City Council are penalising Ice Rink users Listed below are the Council run leisure facilities: * Barton Pool * Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre * Blackbird Leys Pool * Ferry Sports Centre * Hinksey Pool * Northway Centre * Oxford Ice Rink * Peers Sports Centre * Temple Cowley Pool * Horspath Athletics Track All have free car parks except the Ice Rink (£2.90 min charge) and Ferry Pool (70p min charge). WHY IS THIS *Ice Hockey players and all other users of the Rink facility are being unfairly discriminated against just because their chosen sport happens to be at the rink.* CAR PARKING COSTS FOR ONE YEAR: x 48 training sessions = £192-£278(depending on age). x 18 games = £169 Total = £361-£447 PER YEAR The City Council insists that users of the rink should use the Park and Ride facilities to avoid car park charges at the Oxpens Car Park. Children as young as 8 are expected to carry heavy kit bags nearly 1/2 mile. The only Park & Ride services going anywhere near the Rink are these going to the train station: Thornhill - rail station. The service does not extend to the station after 8pm. No service at all to Oxford after 7.50pm. Seacourt - rail station. No service to Oxford after 7.50pm. No service from Oxford after 7.08PM on Sunday. Your support is needed for this campaign to work - don't leave it to someone else. This affects ALL rink users. Please sign the petition in support of our campaign to have the Council agree to support young people who are trying to do something positive with their time whilst also keeping fit and active. Thankyou.

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    David Grieveson, United Kingdom

    5 years ago Comments: -
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    H Norman, United Kingdom

    5 years ago Comments: My boyfriend plays at this rink and on game days he will travel to the rink early park and pay, then i will arrive for the game and again have to pay. Thats 2 parking charges a game!
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    Kath Gould, United Kingdom

    5 years ago Comments: It is not possible for us to use park and ride to get to ice skating because of the timing factors. Parking charges are excessive and uses of the rink are being unfairly treated in comparison with other sports facility users.
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