The Tucker Road Ice Rink (TRIR), an indoor rink in Ft. Washington owned and operated by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Department of Parks and Recreation, was previously closed due to a significant, 2-alarm fire that took place on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
The new facility will consist of 48,860 square feet primarily intended for general indoor community, ice-skating recreation, figure skating, and ice hockey. The facility will have a National Hockey League-sized ice rink with seating bleachers for 300 to 350 spectators. The design includes a variety of other spaces 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 will include a ceiling-mounted “dual-rotation training skate jump harness” for figure skating jump practice on the ice rink.
Further, the new replacement rink is 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 when the expansion occurs.