Photo: 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.
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.
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)