Future Caps Hockey Instruction Program For Ages 5-9 Offered at Ashburn Ice House

Future Caps Hockey Instruction Program For Ages 5-9 Offered at Ashburn Ice House

Ashburn Ice House is offering a program for youngsters interesting in learning the fundamentals of hockey with its Future Caps Learn to Play program, an initiative developed in collaboration with the Washington Capitals, the NHL and the NHL Players Association.

The program provides first-time participants, ages 5 to 9, free head-to-toe equipment, eight weeks of age-appropriate instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere.

It is open to new, first-time participants (boys and girls), ages of 5 through 9, who have already mastered the basics of ice skating. Participants must not have been previously registered with USA Hockey or a sanctioned minor hockey program (house/recreation league) or have attended a Mini-Mite or Introduction to Hockey Skills Class. It is strongly encouraged the participants complete a Learn-to-Skate class, Junior Hockey 1 or Hockey 1 prior to enrolling in Future Caps.

“Since 2006, we’ve been proud to partner with the Washington Capitals and offer this great opportunity for kids in our region,” Ashburn Ice House General Manager Rob Lorenzen said.  “Over 350 kids have participated in this program at the Ashburn Ice House and many have gone on to become great hockey players.”

Two programs are planned for 2019. The first one begins Feb. 23 and the second starts on March 30. Cost for the program is $215, which includes free head-to-toe equipment. Class space is limited. To register or for more information, visit ashburnice. com/futurecapsltp or call 703-858-0300.

The Ashburn Ice House is a year-round indoor ice skating facility that features two NHL-sized ice rinks.

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