Capitals fans spot newly acquired forward T.J. Oshie at the Washington Capitals fan fest at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington VA July 10, 2015 (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)
Are you sad hockey season has ended? Need a Caps fix for the month of June? We found a solution. Today the Capitals announced that their annual fan fest, a staple during the week of Development Camp, will take place on Tuesday, June 27th.
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The Washington Capitals will host Caps Fan Fest at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, June 27, with activities beginning at 3 p.m. The Capitals Alumni Exhibition will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Participating alumni are scheduled to include Peter Bondra, John Druce, Mike Knuble, Olaf Kolzig, Clint Malarchuck, Rod Langway, and Yvon Labre with more to be announced at a later date. In addition, the Washington Capitals Alumni Association (WCAA) will be hosting the inaugural Bourbon & Cigar fundraiser event at the W Hotel Rooftop on Monday, June 26. For more information on the WCAA visit washingtoncaps.com/alumni.
The Capitals Development Camp will run from June 27 through July 1 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 1, at 10 a.m. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public.
In addition to the Caps Alumni Exhibition, this year’s Fan Fest will feature the team’s annual equipment sale; Q&A sessions and photo opportunities with members of the Capitals Alumni Association, coaching staff and Capitals prospects; and kid zone activities from 3-7 p.m. 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 Club Red 365 Insider update.
More details and a schedule of events for Fan Fest will be released at a later date.
A list of other important offseason dates is included below.
Upcoming Capitals Events:
Wednesday, June 21: NHL Awards, Las Vegas (NBC Sports Network)
Friday, June 23: 2017 NHL Draft – first round (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday, June 24: 2017 NHL Draft – rounds 2-7 (NHL Network)
Saturday, July 1: First day of NHL free agency
Tuesday, June 27: Capitals Development Camp begins/Capitals Fan Fest
Saturday, July 1: Scrimmage, camp concludes
By Michael Marzzacco