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Stardust Roller Rink Site May Be Replaced By 50-Storey Building

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Surrey’s Stardust Rink To Host 80’s/90’s Reunion Party

If you were a product of the 80’s, you’ve probably been to a birthday party or two at Stardust.

Flashbacks of disco lights and Backstreet Boys’ tunes must have just crept into your mind.

Whalley’s Stardust Roller Rink had it all: black lights that made your teeth whiter than any promising toothpaste; a candy stand that catered to everyone’s sweet tooth, and giant pizza slices that painted your face with sauce that somehow your napkin missed.

You might have even skated that rink one last time at the reunion party back in February.

The iconic site that once brought smiles to kiddies all over the 604 closed in 2005, and now may be turned into a 50-storey educational centre, subject to city approval.

It would cater to international students and cost nearly $200 million.

According to The Vancouver Sun, international student enrolment across BC has grown at a rate of 25 per cent since two years ago and has generated over $5 billion in gross income for the province.

The “GEC Education Mega Center” would feature amenities including a food court, student lounge, computer centre, library, conference rooms, satellite campuses for other educational institutions, residential suites and more.

Though the center will definitely be a great addition to Surrey’s growing international population and educational services, the site will forever be remembered for a much simpler time of late night roller skates.

 

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