Hendersonville Inline Hockey Rinks destroyed by flood

Posted at 4:29 PM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 21:18:10-05

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Now that the rain has stopped, cleanup efforts begin all across the state. For the Hendersonville community, volunteers spent the weekend cleaning several of their parks and fields, including the inline rinks at Veterans Park.

The community is devastated over the damage of the rinks. The rinks just got newly resurfaced last year.

There's now mud everywhere, fences blown over, and blue tiles tossed far and wide.

"I found these down there in the woods by five guys," said Devon Armstrong. "It's crazy how far these gotten."

The spring season with the Hendersonville inline hockey association is next month, with their first game on March 30th. Now the rink is closed indefinitely. Board member Paul Hogg says they are working with the city's fire and parks departments, along with community members to salvage whatever pieces they can.

"We're hoping we have enough tiles and boards to put together one functional rink and save the spring season that's coming up pretty quick," said Paul Hogg, board member.

Although a challenge, Hogg explains if they are able to get one functional rink by the start of the Spring season, they have lights at the park to play games well into the night and extend game days, this way they can make up for loss of one rink.

About 300 people signed up for this spring season with the Hendersonville inline hockey association.

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