You are just taking the piss now.
What does this even mean?
The city did the deal for Memorial arena (our municipal ice rink) because people like you demanded that it be a P3 and now you are making a stink?
Well, SOFMC is booked off regularly for more important events than pee wee hockey. It's an entertainment venue, not a municipal rink for kids.
A stink? It's just an observation. The City of Victoria apparently needs a gold plated pool and athletic facility, meanwhile the YMCA provides one literally just down the street, and there are numerous other very good pools in Greater Victoria. The competitive marketplace provides many athletic training type places at low cost, so it's not like the taxpayer really needs to provide that. It's also not like anybody would be particularly burdened if Crystal Pool was closed for a year and renovated instead of us building a brand new elite level $70M facility.
I think it's kind of funny that the City of Victoria needs a 50m pool, yet we seem to get by without a dedicated amateur hockey rink. I bet competitive hockey is more popular in Victoria than competitive swimming.
It's also worth asking, what are the options? How many basketball courts could the city build for $70M? How many running tracks could that buy? The city has really presented just one option. Why are they pushing competition level swimming and not other sports? Seems odd to me. Is this thing going to just be a status symbol?