Friday, June 14, 2013

Capitals Fan Fest Set for July 13th

From our friends at the Washington Capitals...

The Washington Capitals will host Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the 2013 Capitals Convention presented by GEICO at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, two fan-friendly events that highlight the team’s schedule of events in the coming months.

Fan Fest will be held on the final day of the Capitals Development Camp, which will run from July 8-13 at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. The entire camp is open to the public (complete on-ice schedule and roster will be announced at a later date) with a scrimmage set for Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. In addition to the scrimmage, Fan Fest will feature the team’s annual equipment sale and autograph sessions with Capitals defenseman Steven Oleksy and other Capitals prospects as well as a special free open skate. Season-ticket holders will have the first opportunity to shop at the equipment sale; details on that opportunity will be sent to each account in their planholder update. RSVP to Fan Fest 2013 and win a chance to bring three friends to an exclusive Meet & Greet with Caps' defenseman Steve Oleksy.

Caps defenseman Steven Oleksy

Capitals Convention will return this year to the Washington Convention Center. The event has been a tremendous success in its first three years, attracting sold-out crowds of more than 6,500 to the day-long interactive and informational celebration of the Capitals, which features the entire roster of current players and a number of prominent alumni including former Caps and current coaches Adam Oates, Calle Johansson and Olie K√∂lzig. The day will include player autographs and photos with fans. There will be a wide array of activities on hand such as hockey interactives, panel sessions, hockey displays and much more. Autograph tickets for the event are $40 until June 30 and will increase to $45 on July 1. For a complete list of ticket prices and for more convention information, visit

A list of these and other important offseason dates is included below.

Fan Fest Schedule:

9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Face Painters
Airbrush Artists
Mezzanine Level

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Development Scrimmage
Capitals Ice Rink

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Steve Oleksy available to sign autographs
Balcony over Capitals Rink

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Equipment Sale: General Public (while equipment is still available)
Mezzanine Level

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Future Caps available to sign autographs
Capitals Balcony (Mezzanine Level)
(Immediately Following Scrimmage)

Upcoming Capitals Events:

Sunday, June 30 2013 NHL Draft (NBC Sports Network, NHL Network)
Friday, July 5 First day of NHL free agency
Monday, July 8 Capitals Development Camp begins
Saturday, July 13 Fan Fest; Capitals Development Camp scrimmage, camp concludes
Tuesday, Sep. 17 Baltimore Hockey Classic (vs. Boston Bruins) at 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore
Saturday, Sep. 21 2013 Capitals Convention presented by GEICO