WA Officially Becomes Anchor Tenant At New WSC Hockey Facility

Worcester Academy today announced it has signed an agreement to become the first high school tenant at the new Worcester Sports Center, with WA's boys and girls ice hockey teams maintaining team rooms there.

The Academy signed a long-term use and occupancy license for 2017/2018 — its inaugural season.
“Worcester Academy is thrilled to expand its footprint in Worcester and to be involved in the continued growth of the Canal District right down the hill from campus. Most importantly, this venture allows us to provide a top notch practice and playing facility for our hockey teams that is within walking distance of campus,” said Ronald Cino, Head of School at Worcester Academy. “Our partnership with Mr. Rucker’s sports center will benefit not only our student athletes, but their families and our community as a whole.”
The Academy’s long-term commitment will provide the school with permanent locker rooms for both teams in the center, while allowing its teams to practice daily and play home games minutes from campus … in Worcester.
“I am delighted to announce that Worcester Academy will be our first High School anchor tenant with both their boys and girls ice hockey teams,” said WSC’s managing partner Cliff Rucker. “The Worcester Academy agreement further emphasizes our commitment that this is a community resource built for the student-athletes of Worcester.”

Located in Worcester, MA, the WSC is located off Route 290 at exit 14, minutes from downtown and conveniently located near the commuter rail station. Opening in the summer of 2017, Worcester Sports Center will be a 100,000 square-foot twin sheet ice facility that will house youth, high school, and collegiate players, as well as a Strength & Conditioning Center, Physical Therapy Center, Pro-Shop, full-service restaurant, concessions and ancillary tenants.

Worcester Sports Center will be professionally operated and managed by Edge Sports Group; providing programming and operations for recreational facilities from the East Coast to the Midwest.

Worcester Academy is an independent co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and postgraduates. Its urban setting, diverse community, and innovative curriculum provide each student with unique opportunities for self-discovery, academic achievement, and personal empowerment. The Academy offers more than 50 sports teams for boys and girls with 60 percent of high school students playing at least one sport at Worcester Academy. It has won eight New England Prep School Championships over the past 12 years. Many alumni credit their athletic experience as having prepared them for success in college and later life.

For more information, contact Neil Isakson, director of external communications at Worcester Academy, by calling 508-754-5302 x135, or emailing neil.isakson@worcesteracademy.org.

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