Update on Capitals’ Legacy Project Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Dasher Boards Added, Opening Aimed For Fall Time Slot

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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)

See Previous News Updates on the Rink from NoVa Caps, HERE and HERE

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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2 Responses to Update on Capitals’ Legacy Project Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia: Dasher Boards Added, Opening Aimed For Fall Time Slot

  1. Pingback: Update: Dasher Boards, Benches, and Fencing Installed In Capitals’ Legacy Project Rink in Fredericskburg, Virginia | NoVa Caps

  2. Pingback: Ready to Roll: Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Roller Hockey Rink in Fredericksburg, Virginia Set For October 27 | NoVa Caps

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