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Fatima Joins the Caps for Practice

Fatima Al Ali attended Capitals' practice where she joined the team on the ice to showcase her skills.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

Fatima Al Ali has already had a busy trip to Washington, D.C. with stops at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates and at the Verizon Center to watch the Wizards take on the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Wednesday, she got the opportunity of a lifetime to join the Capitals on the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex where she met Alex Ovechkin and the entire team.

On Thursday, Feb. 9, Al Ali will watch warmups from the Capitals bench and participate in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the Capitals game versus the Detroit Red Wings.

Check out a quick video recap of her day with the Caps on the ice:

Video: Fatima Al Ali skates with the Caps 2/8/17

Plus some sound bites from Alex Ovechkin and Barry Trotz about having Fatima at pracice:

Video: Trotz talks about having Fatima at practice

Video: Ovechkin talks about skating with Fatima

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