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Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited Penrith Skatel at Emu Plains to announce a grant of $7,699.00 through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Stuart Ayres said this grant to the Team Skatel Artistic Roller Skating Club will be used to purchase a new rink floor scrubbing machine.

“This is fantastic news for the club’s 200 plus registered skaters and visiting skaters.”

“The rink is due to have the floor resurfaced soon so this scrubber will keep it in top condition.”

Esther Ambrus of Team Skatel said our members and participants who utilise our home rink Penrith Skatel not only come from the greater Penrith area but also as far away as Newcastle, the Southern Highlands, Lithgow and Sydney. 

“This grant will allow us to maintain a clean and safe floor to skate on and all participants will have the opportunity to further enjoy recreational roller skating and roller sports.”

Stuart Ayres added “With very few dedicated roller skating rinks around, I was pleased to recommend this project for funding.”

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit


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