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Rockaway rink to be rebuilt

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:30 am

The puck will drop again soon in Rockaway.

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced Tuesday that the reconstruction of the Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink at Beach 109th Street and Shore Front Parkway, which was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, will begin this fall. The project will be funded by $600,000 in capital funding secured by Ulrich.

The space will be reconstructed with a new asphalt rink surface and new dasher boards and fencing chosen in close consultation with the Rockaway Rockies Hockey League. The new rink will also feature, for the first time, the installation of electrical conduits, lighting, and a new scorer box. New benches, pathways and drinking fountains will be constructed around the rink.

“I am delighted that work will begin on the new Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink this fall,” Ulrich said in a statement. “This will be a state-of-the-art recreational space and is just the latest investment in our commitment to rebuilding a stronger, more resilient Rockaway. I am looking forward to dropping the first puck!”

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