Locker room upgrade underway for BHS girls’ hockey team

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BURRILLVILLE – The Burrillville High School girls’ hockey team is getting a $25,000 locker room upgrade including new showers and bathrooms inside the school’s Levy Rink.

The upgrade will be paid for with money made from selling ice time at the facility.

“Ice time is in great demand around the state,” noted Facilities Director Bill Robinson.

The School Committee awarded the bid for the foundation to start the project to P & R Construction of Harrisville for $6,500 at their meeting this month.

It will be the third major renovation project at the BHS rink, first constructed some time in the mid 1960s. The girls’ hockey team previously utilized a small area inside the facility, and Robinson said that things were moved around to make room for the upgrade, which will include a new locker room with showers and bathrooms.

“We made some changes inside the rink and this will be great for the girls’ team,” said the facilities director.

The district recently hired electrician and HVAC technician who will save money on the project by completing some of the work, and improvements to the self-sustaining rink will require no town funding.

“The cost of the project was included in the rink’s budget,” noted Supt. Micahel Sollitto.

“The rink supports itself on selling ice time,” said Robinson.

Sollitto said that the district hopes to have all work completed by early November, prior to the start of hockey season.

 

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