The past two years the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has aided in the construction and planning of 12 Dek hockey facilities around the area. The initiative is known as Project PowerPlay. The objective of Project PowerPlay is to promote fun and organized physical activity in the form of hockey. As hockey continues to grow in the area, the demand for playing surfaces only increases and the Penguins Foundation has laid down a plan to help fuel this growth.
Each rink is complete with a sports court that has all the proper hockey regulation lines and faceoff circles as well as surrounded by boards and a fence. There is also a roof to be placed over the benches and each facility is to be equipped with a scoreboard.
To date 4 of 12 rinks are completed and ready for use. Those rinks include Banksville Park, Hazelwood YMCA, Richland Township Community Park, and Riverside Park in Oakmont. The sites are selected and considered based on need, utilization, supervision and location which generally lie near a park or community center.
The facilities are state of the art and are fully intended to continue to foster and development the game of hockey in the area. The Pittsburgh Penguins will continue to provide ongoing support for all of these facilities now and through the future. If you would like more information on Project PowerPlay please visit http://pittsburghpenguinsfoundation.org .