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Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

Dreams for Kids and the Washington Capitals team up for Extreme Recess Hockey

Today the Washington Capitals and Dreams for Kids joined together give children with physical and developmental disabilities the chance to get on the ice rink and play hockey! For many of the children, it was their very first time. There are over 12,000 children living with disabilities in DC, so this event is aimed at empowering this children as well as spreading awareness about the power that athletics can have in the lives of all children, disabled or not.

Here is a video from a recent clinic with the Washington Nationals http://vimeo.com/6105680 and check out the photos from today’s Extreme Recess. The event today is still going on. It started at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 3:00 p.m. in the Kettler Ice-Plex where the Capitals practice in Arlington.  

I am Dave McKenna

There are far more important things going on in the world right now than Dan Snyder's lawsuit against the parent company of Washington City Paper: political unrest in the middle east, extreme weather at home in the U.S., and some football game on Sunday. But for some reason, I am completely riveted by Dan Snyder's vendetta on City Paper writer, Dave McKenna. For the last two days, I've been reading every piece of news I could find on “the story.” At the first possible opportunity, I chipped in what little money my debt-riddled posterior could afford to help the Washington City Paper Defense Fund. It was then that I realized why I am so engrossed by this little bit of human drama; I am Dave McKenna.

USA Cycling Series to Conclude In D.C. On Pennsylvania Avenue

USA Cycling Series to Conclude In D.C. On Pennsylvania Avenue

This story comes to us from Amber Johnson:

The Washington Convention and Sports Authority and race organizers announced yesterday that the 2011 USA CRIT Series Finals will be held in the nation’s capital on Sunday, October 2 at the Capital Criterium presented by the Washington Convention and Sports Authority on Pennsylvania Avenue, also known as America’s Main Street. The USA CRITS Series comprises the nation’s top 10 professional cycling criteriums.

Bring a Toy, Get a Free Wizards Ticket: Team To Hold Toy Drive During Tomorrow's Game vs. Heat

Bring a Toy, Get a Free Wizards Ticket: Team To Hold Toy Drive During Tomorrow's Game vs. Heat
This story comes to us from the Washington Wizards:

 

The Capitals Get Back in the Rink for Practice After Loss Against the Ducks

The Capitals Get Back in the Rink for Practice After Loss Against the Ducks

After last night's tough loss against the Anaheim Ducks, it was back to the rink for practice this morning for the Washington Capitals. Practice sessions are open to the public and free of charge, so you can go check them out at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. Being from San Diego, I don't know much about ice hockey, but there were tons of fanatic fans there snapping photos and watching their favorite players getting their practice in. The Washington Capitals have their next home game on Tuesday, December 21 against the New Jersey Devils. 

General times for practice and morning skates are as follows:

Non-game day:
 10:30 a.m. on ice

Game day:
 10 a.m. on ice

Day after game:
 11 a.m. on ice

Happy Brawlidays

Happy Brawlidays

Give the gift of derby this holiday season! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your coworkers or just bring yourself to the DC Armory this Saturday, Dec. 18, to see the DC DemonCats fight it out against Scare Force One. Both teams will certainly be in the brawliday spirit as they trade gifts of hip checks and bruises.

This bout is sure to leave the Armory shaking, as these two teams—so far undefeated—will be fighting to take the lead this season. Scare Force One, who came out on top in Seasons 1 and 2, are eager to show their dominance over the Season 3 and 4 champion DemonCats. With a roster heavy on members of the DC All-Stars (Condoleezza Slice, Chinese Cheker, Marion Barrycuda, Velocityraptor, Soledad and Lois Slain), Scare Force has a strong base. But the DemonCats are confident that smart strategy can get them ahead.

Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

Continue Riding Trough the Winter: Cold Weather Biking Tips

It’s hard to believe it’s only mid-December and we've already seen our first snowflakes, accompanied by freezing temperatures and wind advisories. While the D.C. area doesn’t generally get the kind of snow we saw last year, we certainly see our fair share of occasional flurries, as well as miserably cold and wet weather, which can make for treacherous conditions when biking on roads and trails. And as the days get shorter, most cyclists will probably be riding home from work in the dark. So, if you plan to continue commuting by bike through the winter months, start preparing now in order to stay warm and safe as weather conditions shift.