Hello Ice Dogs Families,
Let’s say it loud and clear: The Ice Dogs will play a full season of hockey based out of the Mount Vernon Rec Center in 2022-23!
Last night, members of the NVHC Board of Directors and other Ice Dog supporters attended the information meeting with the Fairfax County Park Association to hear more about the renovation plan for the Mount Vernon Rec Center.
Based on the county’s proposed timeline and our ongoing communication with county representatives, facility staff, PVAHA and other partners, we are confident that the 2022-23 hockey season will not be significantly affected by the renovation and facility closure.
The Ice Dogs are in the final steps of renewing our annual ice agreement with Mount Vernon Rec Center through March 2023, and that will be our primary “home” rink for practices and games. As in past seasons, we will have additional ice time at partner rinks, including Fort Dupont and the brand new facility at Tucker Road.
The start date of the renovation project is not fixed, but we have high confidence that we will be able to complete the regular season with Mount Vernon as our home. After the regular season, our programs will shift temporarily to partner rinks. We absolutely expect to continue offering the Ice Dog brand of competitive, fun, and family-oriented youth hockey to our families throughout that time. We look forward to returning to a glorious new facility with TWO sheets of ice in 2025 when the renovation is complete.
We know that the changes to the county’s renovation plan have raised uncertainty for many of our families. Please do reach out to anyone one the board if you want to talk through your questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org
GO ICE DOGS!