WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Capitals’ Donald Brashear visited Fort Dupont where he skated with the Wilson High School team, the only D.C. public school that has a hockey team, and boys and girls ages six-14 from the Kids on Ice program. Fort Dupont Ice Arena is the only full-size indoor ice arena in Washington, D.C.
Brashear took part in a program sponsored by the Governument du Quebec and the French Embassy, which is trying to start a content-based method of teaching French through hockey to children. Jean-Stephane Bernard of the Governument du Quebec and Dr. Catherine Petillon were in attendance to help support French language and French cultural activities through hockey.
“I enjoyed skating with the kids teaching them new skills,” said Brashear. “It’s nice to see the children’s faces light up. They love playing hockey, it’s good to see.”
Brashear skated with the Kids on Ice, a community skating program serving more than 10,000 neighborhood boys and girls annually, where he gave the kids tips on how to skate, how to stop and shooting exercises. Brashear also skated with Wilson High School hockey team showing them shooting drills and teaching them methods of how to get the puck out of the corners.