The program, the first of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region, is designed to introduce the game of hockey to everyone without the high costs.
Clark, Gordon and Heward scrimmaged with the 75 program participants who are all beginner skaters under the age of 12. The Capitals players also took group photos with the participants and signed autographs.
“It’s great to be able to get out onto the ice with kids just learning the game,” Gordon said. “It’s a good feeling to know that you’re giving back to the sport, and encouraging kids to participate and improve their skills.”
Since January 2003, The Gardens Ice House has been an official rink partner of the Washington Capitals. The Capitals work with The Gardens Ice House to promote and deliver key programs within its facility, provide player and coach support for its internal programs and initiatives and spotlight the rink in Capitals publications. In turn, The Gardens Ice House promotes the Capitals through ice-level dasher boards and banner signage and sells tickets and Capitals merchandise.