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Death knell sounds for Whistler’s ‘iconic’ roof

Premier’s plans for similar roof on Robson Square quash hopes

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“To be honest, once the idea was introduced those people didn’t express their support in public.”

Likewise, Robson Square is an iconic garden in an urban setting, created by renowned architect Arthur Erickson in downtown Vancouver.

In October the premier’s office announced a $1.6 million sponsorship agreement with GE to revitalize Robson Square and reopen the outdoor skating rink.

“GE’s generous contribution will help revitalize Robson Square and offer people of all ages a fun, free and vibrant public place to go and become part of the Olympic spirit during the 2010 Games,” said Campbell.

The rink first opened in 1982 but closed in November 2000 due to maintenance problems with the ice.

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