Over the last several months, NoVa Caps has been providing updates on the progress of construction to a outdoor, roller hockey rink being built in the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia in partnership between the Capitals and their Legacy Project initiative (aimed at growing the love of hockey in the Washington D.C.-Metro area by the year 2020), the City of Fredericksburg, and local sponsors and donors. The latest update brings the project one step closer to completion.
Construction began on the rink in June 2019 with a projected opening of sometime in July, however, the city was awaiting the arrival of dasher boards to continue. FredericksburgHockey recently shared on their official Facebook Page that the dasher boards have arrived and are currently being installed, setting the projected opening date sometime in early fall.
The rink is located in Dixon Park, which is home to a community swimming pool, recreational sports fields, and office buildings. In addition to the dasher boards, the Caps will be providing equipment, a scoreboard, and team benches, as well as additional training for city school teachers and instructors who will be able to use the rink once it is open.
By Michael Fleetwood (Fredericksburg native and resident)