The Washington Capitals will hold their inaugural @Capitals Social Media Night presented by Monumental Sports Network on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Verizon Center while the team takes on the Montreal Canadiens. Fans will be encourage to take part in social media experiences throughout the night including concourse activations, contests on various social channels and social media themed in-game experiences.
Social Media Scavenger Hunt (Friday, December 16)
In order to reward some of the team's social media followers, there will be a social media scavenger hunt held on Friday, December 16. One fan of each Capitals social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) will have the opportunity to seek out locations in the Washington, D.C. area to win two tickets to the game on Saturday plus a custom Capitals jerseys with player social media handle nameplates.
Pregame "Meet and Tweet" with Courtney and Craig Laughlin (SOLD OUT)
Calling all social media savvy Caps Fans! Come learn more about hockey and social media with our @Capitals Social Media Night pregame "Meet and Tweet" featuring Monumental Sports Network's host of Caps Red Line, Courtney Laughlin and CSN Mid-Atlantic's color commentator and former Washington Capital, Craig Laughlin.
Moderated by the Washington Capitals' Director of Digital Media James Heuser, the "Meet and Tweet" begins on Saturday, December 17 at 5:00 p.m. and will be held in the Verizon Center Press Box. Lots of selfies will be taken!
Each fan attending the "Meet & Tweet" event will get a commemorative red @Capitals Night puck!
@Capitals Red Commemorative Puck Giveaways during Pregame Skate for Prizing
During pregame warmups, Washington Capitals players will be throwing out select Red Commemorative @Capitals Night pucks to fans! These special pucks will have instructions on how to collect prizing that include autographed items and free Monumental Sports Network subscriptions! Make sure to arrive early for warmups!
"Tweet Your Seat" Upgrades
Arrive early and take the perfect selfie from your seats in the upper-bowl and tweet it to @Capitals and you could win a seat upgrade! Make sure to arrive early for this opportunity.
Julian Coltre on Caps Countdown
Monumental Sports Network's Julian Coltre will join Caps in-game host Adam Kelsey during Caps Countdown leading up to the game! Hear from Julian about everything going on with Monumental Sports Network and what they have planned for subscribers this season.
FaceSwap Stations at Section 105 / Section 115
Show off your best #CapsFaceSwap by taking photos at our FaceSwap Stations! Giant posters with your favorite Capitals players will be on display so you can see what you look like with your faces swapped. They will be located at Section 105 next to the Monumental Sports Network display as well as Section 115.
Photo Station at Section 115
Giant Emojis, Emoji Costumes and more will be at Section 115 for your entertainment! Capitals mascot Slapshot will also stop by pregame and during intermissions. Take a photo with friends that will make the perfect #CapsSocialNight tweet.
Discounts on Capitals Gear at the Verizon Center Team Store
Prove that you follow @Capitals on Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and you can get 10% off of any item at the Verizon Center Team Store! Even better - prove that you follow @VCTeamStore on Twitter or Facebook and receive 15% off!
The Main Event - Emoji Race!
The Emoji Costumes will be moving from the photo stations down to the ice where four lucky fans will participate in a relay race on ice! Each Emoji will represent a section of the arena and the winning Emoji will win their section a free subscription to Monumental Sports Network!
On this night, YOU tell the story on Twitter!
Fans will be encouraged to use the hashtag #CapsSocialNight and tell the story of the game on Twitter. Instead of @Capitals providing play-by-play to fans - we'd like YOU to tell the story. Send in your best anecdotes, gifs and observations for the night and the main account will be retweeting the best commentary.
In-Game Social Media Videos
Laugh with us throughout the night as the Washington Capitals players try and decipher our cryptic Emoji Sentences! Each sentence is a Washington Capitals or hockey themed name, word or phrase. A sneak peek at one of the videos:
Video: Grape Horse? See the guys guess this Emoji Sentence
See you all there! Tickets are limited but can be purchased by clicking here.