Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Washington Capitals are facing the New York Rangers. Here's where like-minded fans may be hanging out this weekend.
Sure, they're the Washington Capitals, but they're ours in Northern Virginia, too — especially here in Arlington, where they practice at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. And, plenty of people in Arlington are ready to root them on through the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Over at SB Nation, the expert predictions on the Stanley Cup Playoffs are all over the place when it comes to the Caps and Rangers, but most agree this series will go six or even seven games. The Capitals opened at home Thursday evening against the New York Rangers. They play Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and again Monday at 7:30 p.m. You don't have to trek to the Verizon Center to catch the game, though. It'll be televised on TSN, NBCSN, MSG and CSN-DC. And there are plenty of …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The Ballston Business Improvement District will unveil the statues next month at the annual Taste of Arlington.
Want to have your picture taken with Washington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall or D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius? The Ballston Business Improvement District, or BID, wants to make that a reality — an augmented reality, actually. The BID will unveil a series of augmented reality statues at this year's Taste of Arlington, which will be from noon to 5 p.m. on May 19. The "statues" are actually 15-second video loops of Ovechkin, Wall or Pontius in different poses that can be accessed by downloading the BID's app and targeting one of the augmented reality markers. The markers are similar to quick response or QR codes that smartphones and tablets are able to scan. So if you stand next to the …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The event this week drew 200 to Ballston's Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
The Washington Capitals hosted Hockey ‘n Heels this week, an event for female fans that drew more then 200 women to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston. The event sold out in 24 hours, according to a news release from the Capitals. Fans engaged in five sessions, including two on-ice sessions with forwards Joey Crabb and Wojtek Wolski. Attendees also had the opportunity to take a photo with forward Jay Beagle during the Monday event. The event is open to members of Club Scarlet, a fan club for women Capitals fans.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Hockey fans can see the Caps at Ballston's Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
The Washington Capitals are back, and hockey fans itching to get a look at the team before the season starts have their chance at Ballston’s Kettler Capitals Iceplex this week. Training camp, which is free and open to the public, lasts through Friday at the Iceplex at 627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, on the eighth level of the Ballston public parking garage. A special event is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Verizon Center, where some Capitals players will answer fan questions, takes photos and sign autographs as part of Fan Appreciation Week. Fans can sign up at WashingtonCaps.com for a chance to win a variety of prizes that will be awarded each day this week. The regular season kicks off on Saturday, when the Caps play the Tampa …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The families were given gifts at the annual family-to-family holiday party.
The Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics collaborated to spend $25,000 to buy gifts for nearly 100 needy adults and children in their annual Family-to-Family holiday party. Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the umbrella charity for the sports teams, organized the holiday party at Arlington’s Kettler Capitals Iceplex earlier this month. The party featured an appearance by team mascots and holiday music. The 21 families who benefitted were given toys, educational materials and clothing, among other gifts, according to a news release. The families were selected after being nominated by local schools and nonprofit organizations.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Die-hard Washington Capitals fan has basement transformed into the ultimate hockey fan hangout.
With the red-hot Washington Capitals off to their best start in franchise history, support for the National Hockey League team is at an all-time high. Recently, team leader Alex Ovechkin became only the second player in NHL history to be immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds. One area fan created her own tribute to the Capitals by transforming her basement to the coolest hang out for Caps fans outside of the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Tina Seltzer, an avid hockey fan and Caps loyalist, hired interior designer June Shea of Shea Studio to redecorate her entire Fairfax Station house. Designed in stages, Seltzer's home is colorful, contemporary and laced with personal touches. "June was my vision," Seltzer said. "There weren't many …