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Washington Capitals to renovate Virginia rinks, help grow youth hockey

The Washington Capitals are going to upgrade three ice rinks in Loudon County, VA.

The refurbishment is going to be a multi-million dollar project, as they are going to replace all the floors and benches as well as make a new scoreboard, the NHL said in an announcement.

On top of making improvements to the rinks, the Capitals are donating hockey gear to local schools and give them a PE curriculum. The team has invested $1.6 million in the development of youth hockey in not only Washington D.C., but Virginia and Maryland as well. The funding is coming mostly from the NHL’s Industry Growth Fund.

A total of $900,000 is being contributed towards youth ball and street hockey. The team is also contributing $401,000 to the growth of youth hockey, and $300,000 was awarded to making initiatives for diversity with D.C. public schools.

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