F is for Fun at Caps Street Fest Today

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courtesy of ‘Jessica Whittle Photography’

F is for family-friendly hockey fun on F Street in front of Verizon Center this afternoon from 3-7pm. Even if you don’t have tickets for tonight’s Caps game against the Atlanta Thrashers, come on down for the Capitals’ Street Festival where you can try your hand at hockey action.

There will a variety of activities for hockey fans of all ages, including:

Slap Shot Challenge – Take a shot at the hockey goal, and a radar gun will record your top speed.
Hockey Accuracy Challenge – Shoot pucks and hit as many white light targets as you can before the buzzer sounds.
Call the Play – Experience what it’s like to be a sportscaster and record play-by-play commentary on your favorite Capitals plays.
Hockey Rink Photo Booth – Get a picture of yourself in the middle of the hockey action with this staged booth using green screen technology.
Zamboni Photo Zone – Sit in the driver’s seat of the ice resurfacing machine.

There will also be fan appearances by rookie John Wall of the Wizards; Caps owner Ted Leonsis; Marissa Coleman of the Mystics; and of course Slapshot, the Capitals’ mascot.

Capital One Bank is hosting this event. Any Capital One customer will receive complimentary food vouchers for the nearby Green Turtle restaurant.

Will Packard

Will moved to DC 33 years ago to go to college and never left. By day he is the director of finance at an interactive marketing agency near Dupont Circle. When not hanging out at Kettler Iceplex or Verizon Center, he can often be found out rowing on the Potomac River or searching for the perfect burrito.