Update: Dasher Boards, Benches, and Fencing Installed In Capitals’ Legacy Project Rink in Fredericskburg, Virginia

furg areialPhoto: FredericksburgHockey

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 installation of key rink features brings the project one step closer to completion.

Since the last update at the end of July, dasher boards and fencing, as well as team benches have been installed, giving the project the look of a hockey rink. The construction on the rink, located in the public Dixon Park, began two months ago as part of the team’s Legacy Project and is partly funded by the Capitals. In FredericksburgHockey’s latest update, the city is awaiting for the scoreboards and rink playing surface to be installed by the Caps, though an exact timeline is not available (although a opening date for sometime in the fall has been projected in the past).

The project is funded by the Capitals, City of Fredericksburg, and corporate sponsors in the Fredericksburg area. Spots are still open on the dasher boards for sponsors or advertisements, per the update.

By Michael Fleetwood (Fredericksburg native and resident)

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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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