Pick-up broomball returns to the Tucker Road Ice Rink (not pictured) in Fort Washington, Md. starting Tuesday, October 12.
From Capital Broomball:
- Tuesday, October 12, at 9:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 19, at 9:00 p.m.
The cost for each session is $20, but only $10 for first-timers. We’ll collect money at the rink; pay by cash, check, venmo, or paypal.
Sticks, shoes, and helmets are available for new players to borrow.
Capital Broomball veterans held the old Tucker Road rink in high esteem and are eager to return. The recreational league intends to host a winter season there.
The resurrection of Tucker Road Ice Rink
Almost five years after burning down, Tucker Road Ice Rink is rebuilt and “far surpasses our previous ice rink,” said Betty Hewlett of Maryland National Park and Planning in a NBC Washington story.
Tucker Road Parent Hockey Organization President Alexandria Briggs-Blake was pivotal to the new rink. The Washington Capitals nominated her for the Willie O’Ree Award in 2020.
The Tucker Road Ducks are a predominantly African American ice hockey team in Maryland that suffered a devastating fire in 2017, which left their rink destroyed and their team without a place to play. Briggs-Blake, President of the Tucker Road Parent Hockey Organization (TRPHO) and mother of former Tucker Road Ducks players, used her passion for hockey to rally her community together to build a new rink. Through her leadership and advocacy efforts, over $20M was secured and the new rink…Alexandria Briggs-Blake a Finalist for Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award
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