We the undersigned, are petitioning for a new ice rink for use by proffessionals and members of the general public, to be built in or near the city centre. Since the summer of 2000 when the ice rink at Crowtree Leisure centre was closed, many people, those who were able at least, managed to continue their skating carreer by relocating to Whitley Bay. However many youngsters were not able to travel that far, and so they had to simply give up their hobby. After talking to members of the public it has been decided action should be taken to make our voice heard. Signatures will be sent to all local councillors and MP'S.