Thursday morning the Capitals announced the re-opening of four newly refurbished street hockey rinks. The rinks, three in Virginia (Leesburg, Purceville, and Ashburn) and one in Maryland (Hagerstown), were refurbished using funds from the NHL’s Industry Growth Fund, which awards money to incentives focusing on growing street hockey. The rinks are now available to use year-round and safer for the kids that play on them.
In addition to refurbishing the rinks, the Capitals are awarding full sets of street hockey equipment to the schools near the rinks. The team is also working with local governments to refurbish another 5-7 rinks during the upcoming 2017-18 season.