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Calgary artists create colorful new outdoor roller links

Calgarians have the opportunity to enjoy a bright new experience as the city becomes gray and soggy in the first week of summer.

This opportunity also provides an opportunity to help families in distress.

It will be offered in the form of a new temporary outdoor roller link in the parking lot of Deerfoot City Mall.

Nicole Wee had the opportunity to try it on Friday.

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"On the wheels outside, it's great," Wee said.

Artists associated with the cultural institution PARK are changing the space with brightly colored paints.

"It's all about the 70's roller disco atmosphere," said artist Rachel Rivera. "Many rainbow energies, lots of stars."

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Link is a three month summer on Canada Day Open for fun.

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Admission There is no charge, but anyone who rents skates there will help Calgary kids enjoy an experience such as a day at the zoo or going to a summer camp.

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All proceeds from the rental will be donated to the Kids Up Front charity. This charity provides an experience for families dealing with difficult situations. Challenges

“Children facing disability, poverty and serious illness,” said Nikkinash, executive director of Kids Upfront.

"It is very important for these children to return to the community, start becoming children again and have this kind of unique experience with their families."

Participating artists said they were pleased to have the opportunity to support these families.

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"It's been hard for just a few years. To get together as a community, we need to have fun together," said artist Claire Ouchi.

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The link will open at Deerfoot City Mall until September 30, 2022.

"It's a great connection, because people can bring their families here and by supporting them, we can also provide an experience to our family," Nash said. Said.

We said skating on the skating rink is an experience that many other Calgarian people want to have the opportunity to enjoy this summer.

"That's great — the art itself and the atmosphere of roller skating," Wee said.

"I love you. It evokes a summer mood."

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