CANBERRA CBD have sent word that this year has set a new benchmark for their Skate In The City event in Garema Place.
Close to 20,000 skaters graced the ice over the course of the event.
Jane Easthope, CEO of Canberra CBD Limited was really happy with the turnout at this year’s event and the support from the surrounding traders.
“Our overarching goal was to attract people to Canberra’s City centre and the increased patronage shows we were successful,” Jane said.
According to the economic data from the Skate in the City surveys, we conservatively estimate that skaters have contributed $1.5 million to the surrounding traders throughout the event.
“It was great to see all the surrounding traders get involved this year,” Ms Easthope said. “We hope that all traders were happy with the increased foot traffic in their stores as a result of the event.”
“We are thrilled with the success of this year’s event and hope to continue it again next year to establish Skate in the City as a permanent part of Canberra’s calendar,” Ms Easthope said.