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Learn to Skate & Play
Before learning how to play you will need to learn how to skate. Below you will find info about where you can learn how to skate and where you can play once you know how to skate.

Learn to Skate Quick TIps

Here are some quick tips for preparing for your first lesson

  • Recommended that students skate once prior to their first class.
  • Warm clothing, such as a jacket & gloves, is recommended during lessons
  • Bicycle helmets are recommended for Mom/Dad/Me and Snowplow Sam lessons.
  • Skates usually fit a half size to a full size smaller than your tennis shoe.
  • Check out the Kettler Capitals Iceplex Learn to Skate programs here.

Rink Partners

Click Here for a listing of Washington Capitals Rink Partners

Rink Partner DIrectors

Once you learn to skate you may want to contact one of these rink partner directors to find out more about learning how to play and playing on a team.

Rink Contact Email
Ashburn Ice House Troy MacCormick tmaccormick@ashburnice.com
The Gardens Ice House Tom Hendrix tomh@thegardensicehouse.com
Fort Dupont Ty Newberry tnewberry@fdia.org
Frederick Jon Weetman jweetman@skatefrederick.comcastbiz.net
Kettler Capitals Iceplex Dan Jablonic hockey@kettlercapitalsiceplex.com
Prince William Ice Center RJ Zeigler rzeigler@pwice.com
Rockville Ice Arena Gary Watkins icefms@yahoo.com
SkateQuest Josh Kern jk@hardcorehockey.com