Who: Members of The Ability Center of Virginia will skate with players from the Hampton Roads Whalers

What: During a private annual event, players from the Hampton Roads Whalers will ice skate with guests from The Ability Center of Virginia, which assists individuals with varying levels of abilities.


MacArthur Center/MacArthur On Ice
Outside at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street, downtown Norfolk

When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 1-2 p.m.

Photo/Video Ops: Skaters of varying levels of abilities skating with Hampton Roads Whaler players.

The Ability Center of Virginia (ACVA) is a non-profit organization in Virginia Beach providing superior programs and services to support the needs of individuals with different abilities throughout Hampton Roads. ACVA is a family, where EVERYONE is welcome, no one is ever turned away. The programs provide a wide range of activities that encourage community inclusion, personal independence, healthy life choices, and social skill development.

MacArthur Center, located on Monticello Avenue in downtown Norfolk, is leased and managed by Spinoso Real Estate Group. MacArthur Center features one million square feet of retail offerings and over 100 unique and extraordinary stores, including the region’s flagship Dillard’s Department Store. Entertainment and dining options occupy approximately 25 percent of the tenant mix. They have many stores not found anywhere else in the area like White House Black Market, Lush and Texas de Brazil. Find dining to suit any palate from casual, sit-down restaurants, to quick eats in the Food Court.

Whaler Nation, initiated in 1999 and formed as GHRTHA (Greater Hampton Roads Travel Hockey Association), was designed to provide a destination travel hockey program for the area’s finest players. The name “Whalers” reflects their home region on the Atlantic Ocean. From its start, the Whaler Nation was the most traveled program in the league, firmly establishing a strong commitment to building a high-quality hockey program with high expectations for player success. Those fundamental principles continue to drive the Whaler Nation today and are keystones of the Organization’s growth and achievements.