2014-01-24 / Sports

Rebuilt Hockey Rink Coming


Two views of the planned rebuild for the roller hockey rink at Beach 109th Street and Shore Front Parkway. The Rockaway Rockies helped with the design. Two views of the planned rebuild for the roller hockey rink at Beach 109th Street and Shore Front Parkway. The Rockaway Rockies helped with the design. City Councilman Eric Ulrich announced the reconstruction of the Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink on Beach 109th Street and Shore Front Parkway 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, electrical conduits, lighting, and a new scorer box. The area around the rink will be updated with new benches, pathways and drinking fountains.

Councilman Ulrich said “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!”

“The Rockies are extremely excited that the renovation of the hockey rink is finally happening,” Bobby Keane, board member of the Rockaway Rockies Hockey League said.

“We want to thank Councilman Ulrich for securing the necessary funds needed to make this happen and for making sure that the Rockies and local residents were included in the design planning of the new rink. This was a long process and after numerous meetings with the Parks Department and Councilman’s office, we are happy to see that our ideas will be incorporated into the final design. The new rink will allow us to expand our program and host evening tournaments. We are anxious to get back on the rink!”

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