The Washington Capitals are set to kick off their rookie camp on September 14, 2008 — check in here for updates from our friend John Sparenberg. As part of the rookie camp, the Caps will host a rookie game against the Philadephia Flyers at Kettler Capital Ice Plex, starting at 3 pm on September 18th.
The rookie game is free, as is all of the on-ice sessions during rookie camp, but you most visit WashingtonCaps.com to secure your free “ticket” to gain admission. Because of the limited seating available at Kettler, there will be a maximum of 2 tickets per person, and obviously on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also, and again because of the limited seating, your ticket won’t necessarily get you a seat, so be sure to get there early, and grab a chunk of bench as soon as you get there to make sure you get to see the action.
Online ticketing will begin Thursday, September 4. Be sure to bring the original ticket you print when your RSVP. Phtocopies will not be accepted. To get in, park in the Ballston Commons mall parking garage and take the elevator to the 8th floor.
Upon the completion of rookie camp, the veterans and a select group of prospects will report for Caps training camp on September 20. All on-ice sessions are open to the public and free of charge. If you’ve never been to a Caps training camp session, I highly recommend doing so. You’ll get a perspective of the game you’ve never had before, and from a vantage point few get without strapping on the pads on skating yourself or chelling out some cash for lower-lower level seats at Verizon.