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John Assunto - Marlborough, CT

CT Hockey Program


Size of the Rink

70 x 35 ft

Cost to Install


Materials Used to Install

liner, plywood boards, nice rink liner, plastic support around boarding, netting and LED lighting for center and zone liners. 2, 400 watt lighting on poles. Old kitchen rubber mats to walk on, 12x20 shed, electrical and water access.

What Makes This Rink Unique

  • The "Hockey Barn" is only a few feet from the rink, it's filled with donated skates and equipment for those who want to give the rink a try.. It's predominantly decorated in Hartford Whalers and NY Rangers...
  • we installed an Iowa pump so we can have access to water for resurfacing
  • LED lighting is up for night skating
  • LED lighting is in for a center and zone lines to give it a real hockey rink feel
  • High boarding is at each end along with netting
  • Two sets of goals, including regulation and also "Pond Hockey" goals as we started a local tournament last year
  • Fire pit off to the side for those non skaters
  • A professional DJ sound system

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