Construction Begins On Roller Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Part of Capitals’ Legacy Project Initiative

9843424C-567A-479F-B074-F7743083A270Photo: Fredericksburg Hockey

Last year, NoVa Caps shared news of a planned roller hockey rink to be built in Fredericksburg, Virginia that would be funded partly by the Capitals as part of their Legacy Project, which focuses on growing the love of hockey in the Washington-Metro area by the year 2020 by building or renovating rinks around the area. After months of planning, the Fredericksburg rink is finally under construction.

The rink is located at Dixon Park, in the city of Fredericksburg, which also features a swimming pool open to city residents and multiple soccer and field hockey fields for recreational use.

[Similar rink in Northern Virginia]

The Capitals are paying $195,000 for the playing surface, goals, a scoreboard and dasher boards, the team benches, and fencing. The city is responsible for $219,000 with an approximate $40,000 or so coming from local business sponsors. The rink is scheduled to open sometime next month and will be open to both children and adults.

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Fredericksburg Today

The Capitals’ Legacy Project began a decade ago with a goal of reaching around 1.2 million students in both elementary and middle schools, and growing the love of hockey. The Caps will provide training for city school teachers in addition to supplying equipment. For more information and continued updates on the construction of the rink, like Fredericksburg Hockey on Facebook.

Video of construction courtesy of Fredericskburg Hockey:

By Michael Fleetwood (Fredericksburg native and resident)

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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3 Responses to Construction Begins On Roller Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Part of Capitals’ Legacy Project Initiative

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