Capitals’ Hockey Ambassador, Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa To Host “Skarupa Skills Girls’ Hockey Camp”, July 6-10

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Who says there can’t be hockey in the summer? The Washington Capitals are hosting the first-ever “Skarupa Skills Girls’ Hockey Camp” from July 6-10 at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Leading girls ages 7-14 is Capitals’ Hockey Ambassador and Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist Haley Skarupa.

Not only will campers get instruction from Skarupa, but also various Team USA Olympic Gold Medalists, World Champions, and National Team players.

The week-long camp will strengthen the camper’s gameplay, off-ice knowledge, and hockey skills, specifically agility, endurance, and speed. Skill development both on the off the ice includes on-ice drills and competition, off-ice conditioning, and off-ice educational seminars and Q&A’s.

For additional information (times, fees, and registration), please click here.

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Back in September, the Capitals announced Skarupa as their hockey ambassador to assist the team’s youth hockey efforts and drive the growth of the sport across the DMV.  She is working on more female programming that utilizes both street hockey and on-ice sessions.

The Rockville, Maryland, native earned her first gold medal with the United States Women’s Hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In addition, Skarupa has played in three International Hockey Federation Women’s World Championships, competed in three Four Nations Cups, and has represented the United States in other international events.

On Thursday, Skarupa and the Junior Women’s Hockey League (JWHL) hosted a free girls clinic that kicked off the 2020 JWHL Challenge Cup. She also served as a guest coach during the JWHL All-Star Game.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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