Renovated Rink Donated to Community on Behalf of 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Legacy Initiative powered by Constellation
NEW YORK (Dec. 17, 2015) – The Boston Bruins®, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and the National Hockey League, alongside League partners Constellation, Bridgestone, Ecore, Exelon, Franklin Sports, and Musco unveiled a renovated street hockey rink in Charlestown, MA as part of the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Legacy Initiative powered by Constellation.
“Through the Winter Classic Legacy Initiative, the National Hockey League family, including our teams and business partners, provides young people in the host community the resources with which to learn the value of team sports while staying active and having fun,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We’re thankful to the Bruins, the city of Boston and our partners in this project for the generous support that will ensure an everlasting spirit of hockey in celebration of the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.”
“I’m heartened that a sport so rooted in history and tradition can offer new and exciting ways to cultivate and engage with our future players and fans, and this rink is a great example,” said Jeremy M. Jacobs, Owner & Governor, Boston Bruins. “Bryan McGonagle loved hockey as much as this city loves hockey, and we look forward to many games played in his memory right here in Charlestown.”