by Lisa Ovens
The Washington Capitals will be hosting their fifth annual Hockey & Heels event this week (Tues. Nov.16th, 2010) and get this: the event sold out in five minutes! Perhaps the Capitals should be adding a second event for their enthusiastic female hockey fans during the season.
The Hockey & Heels event comes on the heels of a similar program created just for kids called Sticks and Sneakers. No surprise here, but Sticks and Sneakers was also sold out: 120 kids! What a great way to introduce the kids to hockey.
Both events are held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Back to the ladies...here's what the female Caps fans will be participating in at H&H...
The evening will be divided into four sessions, with the popular on-ice demonstrations with instructions from Karl Alzner, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson and Semyon Varlamov. Hockey ‘n Heels will use both sheets of ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, giving the women an opportunity to spend more time on ice.The on-ice demonstrations will include how to shoot a slapshot, take a faceoff, and how to stop a puck in the net. While waiting for their turn on the ice the ladies will be able to see and try on different hockey equipment.
The second session is something new this season with Caps’ strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish explaining to the ladies what fitness routines the players go through. The third session is with head coach Bruce Boudreau and his famous film talk. Boudreau will help the women understand how to dissect and analyze different aspects of the game. All sessions and players are subject to change. The fourth and final session will include a picture in front of a locker set up with the Winter Classic uniform and equipment.
Nice work, Caps. Have a great evening, female Caps fans!