The 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals announced today a schedule of events for the team's Wednesday, Oct. 3, Banner Raising Night presented by GEICO. The Capitals open the 2018-19 season presented by Capital One Bank by hosting the Boston Bruins.
10:15 a.m. │ Morning Skate │ MedStar Capitals Iceplex
The Capitals will hold a morning skate at 10:15 a.m. at MedStar Capitals Iceplex.
11 a.m. - Post-game│ Team Store │ Capital One Arena
The Capital One Arena Team Store will be open from 11 a.m. through the conclusion of the game. The completely renovated space features a centrally located new entrance on F Street and the widest selection of Capitals fan gear, including jerseys, t-shirts, hats and much more.
4 p.m. │ Rock the Red Carpet │ Capital One Arena
The Capitals will host Rock the Red Carpet event on F Street in front of Capital One Arena from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The Capitals 2018-19 team will begin arriving in cars provided by Lexus on F Street, between 6th and 7th street NW, starting at approximately 4 p.m. with the introduction of Caps Alumni and mascots. Players will be introduced and escorted by preselected fans down the red carpet. Upon arrival players will greet fans and pose for pictures.
The event will be presented live on NBC Sports Washington (NBCSW) and NBCSportsWashington.com as part of the NBCSW's full day of special opening-night coverage.
6:30 p.m. │Outdoor Viewing Party │Capital One Arena
In conjunction with the Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser, Capital One Arena will broadcast the 2018 Washington Capitals Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony and home opener against the Boston Bruins on the G Street outdoor video board. Fans are encouraged to attend to watch the ceremony and the game.
The Capital One Arena video board located above McDonald's On G Street will broadcast live both the pregame banner raising ceremony and the game against the Boston Bruins. Click here for more information pertaining to traffic and parking restrictions.
Fans attending are strongly encouraged to take Metro.
7:15 p.m. │Banner Raising Ceremony │Capital One Arena
Capital One Arena doors will open at 6 p.m. The Capital One Cardholder Entrance on 6th Street will open at 5:45 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats no later than 7:15 p.m. to witness the banner raising ceremony.
Post-game │All Fan Giveaway │Capital One Arena
Fans in attendance will receive a replica Capitals Stanley Cup® championship banner presented by GEICO upon departing the building at major exits. Distribution will begin at the start of the third period. Fans will only receive a giveaway upon final departure of the building. There will be no re-entry to the game permitted once a giveaway is received.
Caps on Social
Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #CapsBannerNight and tag @Capitals on social media to commemorate the ceremony.