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Capitals Announce Rookie and Training Camp Schedule

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals 2008 Rookie Camp and Training Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., will feature practices and scrimmages that are open to the public and free of charge.


Rookie Camp begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The five-day camp culminates with a game against Philadelphia Flyers rookies at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. The game against Philadelphia is also free, but a ticket will be needed to gain admission. To secure a ticket, fans will need to RSVP at WashingtonCaps.com. Registration is open now, but since seating is limited there is a maximum of two tickets per person, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A ticket will gain fans admission to the game, but because of seating limitations it does not necessarily guarantee a seat.

Rookies will be off the ice by 1 p.m. everyday, but the on-ice action will continue at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, as veterans who have returned to the area early will skate informally from 1:15-3:30 p.m. from Sept. 14-17.

Formal on-ice sessions of Training Camp will begin Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m., and Washington will play its first preseason game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Carolina. The Caps open their home preseason schedule the following night at 7 p.m. when Carolina visits Verizon Center. 

This marks the Capitals’ second Training Camp at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the Metro-accessible, inside-the-Beltway practice facility that features two NHL-sized rinks. All on-ice sessions at Rookie Camp and Training Camp – like every Capitals practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex – will be open to the public and free of charge.

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