Capitals Host Hockey 'n Heels on Saturday, Feb. 21

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Monday, February 02, 2009 | , | 0 comments »

Female fans can learn more about hockey, meet Hall of Famer Rod Langway and meet other female fans. Buy your tickets soon as they sold out quickly last year.

For more information, see the Press Release from the Capitals Website:

Capitals Host Hockey 'n Heels on Saturday, Feb. 21
Third-annual event introduces hockey to female audience at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Washington Capitals

Feb 2, 2009, 9:56 AM EST
ARLINGTON, VA. – The Washington Capitals have teamed up with MIX 107.3 to host Hockey ’n Heels from 12:45-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. MIX 107.3 radio personality Chilli Amar will host the festivities. The third-annual event features instructional lessons and on-ice demonstrations targeted toward the Capitals’ female audience. Last year’s Hockey ’n Heels sold out in eight days, with more than 300 women participating.

The afternoon will be divided into five 25-minute sessions. The first session will be an on-ice demonstration on how to pass the puck and how to shoot a slapshot. The second session will show how hockey equipment is put on and what goes into cleaning the equipment and keeping it in playing condition. Capitals’ website producer and practice goalie Brett Leonhardt will discuss goalie equipment and will also talk about his recent experience serving as the team’s backup goalie against Ottawa on Dec. 12.

The third session includes a Hockey 101 “Chalk Talk” discussing rules and a short question-and-answer session with Capitals alum Rod Langway and Comcast SportsNet’s Lisa Hillary, while in session four Head Coach Bruce Boudreau will help the women understand how to dissect and analyze different aspects of a game. This session will demonstrate what the coaches and players do to get ready for their next opponent by breaking down film. The fifth and final session will consist of another on-ice demonstration.

Members of the coaching staff, players and broadcast team will also be in attendance.

Female fans interested in attending Hockey ’n Heels may purchase tickets by visiting the team’s website at ( beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Tickets for this year’s event are $65 including a ticket to watch the Capitals play Carolina March 3rd and $45 for just the event and no game ticket. There will be a cocktail party held on Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m. where the Hockey ‘n Heels attendees will be able to attend for the discounted price of $15.