For more information, see Caps press release from yesterday:
Capitals Host Hockey 'n Heels on Thursday, Nov. 19
Fourth-annual event introduces hockey to female audience at Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Monday, 10.19.2009 / 5:52 PM / News
ARLINGTON, Va. –The Washington Capitals have teamed up again with MIX 107.3 to host Hockey ’n Heels on Thursday, Nov. 19, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau and former Capitals player Peter Bondra as well as current players will be at the festivities, which run from 6-9 p.m., with check in beginning at 5:30 p.m. The fourth-annual event features instructional lessons and on-ice demonstrations targeted toward the Capitals’ female audience.
Last year’s Hockey ’n Heels sold out in approximately 24 hours, with more than 300 women participating. This event is now part of Club Scarlet, a free-to-join female fan club. To learn more about Club Scarlet or to become a member, go to http://scarletcaps.com/.
The evening will be divided into five sessions, with the popular one-ice demonstrations extended this year. Hockey ’n Heels will use both sheets of ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, giving the women an opportunity to spend more time with the on-ice activities than previous years. The first session will be an on-ice demonstration where the participants will learn the fundamentals of hockey. The second session will discuss the various forms of equipment. Participants are encouraged to try on some of the equipment and see what it feels like to carry approximately 20 pounds of gear.
The third session includes a Hockey 101 “Chalk Talk” discussing rules and a short question-and-answer session with Capitals’ alumni. The fourth session with coach Bruce Boudreau will help the women understand how to dissect and analyze different aspects of the game. This session will demonstrate what the coaches and players do to get ready for their next opponent by breaking down video. The fifth and final session will consist of another on-ice demonstration lasting 45 minutes. All sessions are subject to change.
Members of the coaching staff, players and broadcast team will lead each session.
Club Scarlet members interested in attending Hockey ’n Heels may purchase tickets by visiting the Club Scarlet website at http://scarletcaps.com/ beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. Tickets for this year’s event are $50.