MARLBOROUGH – Construction is still ongoing at the new Dek hockey rink at Ghiloni Park. In the past, city officials have said that the rink will open 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 Mayor Arthur Vigeant’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 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.