FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2021
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Announces
Reopening of Tucker Road Ice Rink
Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), is proud to reopen its Tucker Road Ice Rink in Fort Washington, MD, after a 2017 closing due to a two-alarm fire.
“The Commission was thrilled to collaborate with the community, elected officials, and many stakeholders to design and build a facility that offers the best programs and services for all users,” said Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Prince George’s County Planning Board. “The NEW Tucker Road Ice Rink is another jewel for Prince George’s County and is an excellent example of community input at work, providing space for experienced and novice users to recreate and create more memories for years to come.”
The new Tucker Road Ice Rink consists of 48,860 square feet primarily intended for general indoor community programs, ice-skating recreation, figure skating, and ice hockey. The facility has a National Hockey League-sized ice rink with seating bleachers for up to 350 spectators. The building includes a variety of other amenities such as a flexible classroom/party room, a vending café snack bar, a dance studio, a skate rental space, six locker rooms, two officials’ changing rooms, and a family restroom/changing area. The new rink also includes a ceiling-mounted “dual-rotation training skate jump harness” for figure skating jump practice on the ice rink.
Further, the new replacement rink has been designed with expansion capability for an approximately 31,110 gross square foot addition in the future that can include a second 26,220 net square feet sheet of ice, four locker rooms, a fitness room, and support spaces as desired should expansion occur.
“We are thrilled to reopen the new and improved Tucker Road ice Rink to our residents, following 2017’s unfortunate fire”, said Director Bill Tyler. “We look forward to welcoming patrons back to this state-of-the-art facility that will provide fun, safe activities for the Fort Washington community and beyond.”
A Grand Opening event at the ice rink took place on Saturday, August 28. Facility tours were given, followed by on-ice demonstrations.
For directions, hours, and reservations, visit https://www.mncppc.org/4587/Tucker-Road-Ice-Rink.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers a national award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.