San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
ICE HOCKEY 2017
This inspiring clinic is brought to you by Dreams for Kids DC, the Washington Capitals, Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, Michael & Son Services, DARCARS and Rob & Paige Robertory! We are grateful to all of our sponsors and excited to announce our SEVENTH YEAR WITH MONUMENTAL SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT & THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS!
Dreams for Kids DC clinics are 100% FREE and enable children with disabilities to enjoy sports and other activities to realize their full potential to succeed in all walks of life. To get involved with this and future clinics, please contact our executive director Glenda Fu at email@example.com
Who: This clinic is open to children from 4-24 with disabilities of any type (every child will be able to participate in specialized drills). No previous ice skating or hockey experience is required. Instructors, coaches and equipment will be provided for all participants. You simply need to show up, DFKDC, the Capitals, Monumental Sports & Entertaiment, and our volunteers will take care of the rest.
IMPORTANT: We are limited to 20 spots for sledding to those who cannot stand on skates -- please DO NOT sign up for sledding unless your child fits in this category. After all sledding children have gone, skating children will have a chance to ride the sleds too.
What: The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will consist of free skating, as well as sledding. Participants can watch the Capitals practice on ice from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., while we will serve an amazing lunch. When the Capitals are finishing up practice, they will join us on the ice for a portion of the clinic and photos. Food will be provided in the party room for participants, volunteers and guardians.
When: The event will be held on Friday, February 10th, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Parents: Please arrive by 12:30PM for registration and check-in; Volunteers: Please arrive by 12:20 for registration and check-in)
Where: The clinic will be held at the Ballston Common Mall Iceplex in Arlington, Va. where the Capitals themselves have practice! *Please enter through the main lobby; registration will be to the right of the main lobby, next to the lockerrooms.* When you enter the parking garage for the mall, drive all the way up to the top floor.
Ballston Common Mall Kettler Iceplex
627 North Glebe Road (TOP FLOOR)
Arlington, VA 22203
BY SIGNING UP AS A PARTICIPANT OR VOLUNTEER, YOU ARE AGREEING TO THE FOLLOWING WAIVER:
Breakdown of the day
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.: Participants/Volunteers arrive, Check-In and get matched up with a volunteer.
1:00 - 1:40 p.m.: Once partnered, the group will head to balcony to grab lunch and watch Caps practice.
1:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Participants head to locker rooms in shifts (with their volunteers) to put on their skates and get their gear for the ice!
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open skate and sledding! Some of the Caps will join us on the ice! Standing skating or hockey sleds will be available for those who are paraplegic (Parents, please only bring your kid to sledding area if you signed them up for sledding. We will try to accommodate all who will like to sled, but please allow us to give preference to those who need it the most)
DIRECTIONS: Please consult the Kettler Web Site here for metro, driving, and parking information: http://www.kettlercapitalsiceplex.com/page/show/2297693-contact-us
CAPS T-shirts will be provided for all the kids!! Along with other CAPS autographed items!
We want to send a special thank you to Elizabeth, Peter, and Heidi of Monumental Sports, DARCARS, Michael & Son Services, and the Washington Capitals for making this all possible!
Thank you to our sponsors!
Michael & Son Services
Ashburn Ice House
Monumental Sports and Entertainment
The Kaliski Family
Rob and Paige Robertory
When & Where
Dreams For Kids DC
Dreams For Kids DC provides free life-changing activities to empower children with physical and mental disabilities to unite with their peers and realize their potential. Dreams For Kids DC (DFKDC) provides adaptive sports clinics for children with disabilities between the ages of 4-24. Many of these children are bullied in schools and left out of activities with their able-bodied peers. DFKDC clinics empower this often isolated group to come off the sidelines and participate in activities such as waterskiing, dance, football and ice hockey, sometimes for the very first time. The self-confidence gained through these programs carries over from the field and rink to the home and classrom, allowing each participant to realize that theie disability will not prevent them from fulfilling their dreams.