Tucker Road Ice Rink Replacement

Project Background/Description

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.

A construction site with a large metal structure of new ice rink facility.
Red tape around the construction site for new ice rink facility.

Status/Project Updates

Construction on the TRIR replacement project started with demolition in October 2019. Demolition was completed in November 2019. Forrester Construction, the Construction Manager at Risk for the project, is actively performing site work, underground utilities, building pad, and erecting ice rink’s steel frame.

The contractor continues to work on the following items:

  • Installation of building steel frame ongoing – See photo.
  • Installation of underground piping, electrical conduits – See photo.
  • Building concrete footers, foundations, and CMU wall is in progress

A summary of completed and anticipated project milestones is as follows:

  • August 2019 – Executed Guaranteed Maximum Price, Raze Permit obtained for demolition
  • September 2019 – Onsite mobilization
  • September 10, 2019 – Farewell, Tucker Road event
  • Fall 2019 – Site Permits received, and Building Permit received, Demolition/ New Construction begins
  • Late Fall 2020 – Completion of on-site construction activities

Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change.

The current projected schedule reflects the additional time that was required to complete the initial procurement process, and the time associated with securing supplemental funding during the FY19 budget process. The anticipated project completion is late Fall 2020.

Project Contact

Don Herring, Senior Planner

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