Home Ice Advantage: Capitals Season Ticket Holders Take Over the Vault

This year the Capitals hosted the annual season ticket holders event at Capital One Arena- home ice for the Caps!o

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Lines outside were a bit long as people waited for their wrist bands to get Ovechkin and Oshie autographs and photos. They moved pretty quickly once the doors opened.




There was a schedule, of sorts, for the event. People were a little confused as where to go when for photos with players.

A BIG THANK YOU to all the Caps and Monumental personnel who helped us navigate the Arena – all with smiles.

Many of the lines were long and unfortunately most people only had two photo sessions. But those who got pictures were pretty darn happy!!

There was skating on Caps ice which was a lot of fun!

And let’s not forget extravagant balloon making, stunning face painting, and bingo with the young guys from Hershey.

And then there was the locker room! It felt like we were in the inner sanctuary of of the Capitals. For more video and photos, click here.

And finally, the food was better than the night at the museum. And it was fun to see old friends and meet new friends.

To the Capitals: there were mixed reviews on the night. Some we spoke with felt they didn’t have a chance to meet as many players as in previous events. And the way the photo booths were set up, even if you weren’t standing in line you couldn’t see the players as we have in the past. The improved choices for food was much appreciated.

We heard from many that they would like to go back to Six Flags or the Zoo where there was more to do and the players were at various tables throughout the venue. It seems to work easier to have a set period for lines and you can get a photo or autograph during that time. 

And there is a LOT of interest in a return for CapsCon – either a pay-for event or as a STH event. Fans miss the day-long happening with chances to get autographs and the mini-seminars to learn more about the Caps, the team, and hockey.

All-in-al, the night was a success for most. And those helping us navigate our way around the arena were super!

Looking forward already to next year!!

Author: Maggie Marcum

Managing Editor for Friends in Cold Places.

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