Dek hockey rink in Marlborough scheduled to open in spring

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Dek hockey rink in Marlborough scheduled to open in spring
Work continues on the rink at Ghiloni Park. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – The Dek hockey rink at Ghiloni Park off Concord Road is starting to take shape.

Recreation Department Program Manager Joe Mulvey said an opening date has yet to be announced.

The rink is scheduled to open sometime this spring.

Instead of skates and pucks, Dek, or street, hockey is played with sneakers, tennis balls, knee pads, gloves and a plastic-blade stick.

The project is a collaboration between the Recreation Department and the mayor’s office.

“I had discussed this project with Bobby Butler prior to COVID, and the city is now able to get this project done,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “I think our youth will get a lot of enjoyment out of the Dek hockey rink.”

Butler is a resident and Marlborough High alum who played for several teams in the National Hockey League, including the Ottawa Senators. He is currently playing for the Worcester Railers.

For updates and information on programs, visit https://mrd.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=14499.

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