Friday, May 11, 2007

Getting ready for the Red, White and Blue

For those interested in attending the draft day/new uni unveiling festivities on June 22, here's the skinny on how to get passes to the event:

Ticket plan-holders will have the opportunity to reserve and print passes online in an exclusive window from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 14. All plan-holders will receive emails on Friday and again on Monday with instructions how to obtain tickets through their online account manager, with a limit of two tickets per account.

The general public will have the opportunity to reserve and print passes beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, pending availability, also with a limit of two passes per person.

Two types of passes – Red Rink and Blue Rink – will be issued for the event, with Red Rink passes issued on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning with plan-holders. Fans with Red Rink passes will receive priority access to the Capitals practice rink for the uniform unveiling. After Red Rink passes are sold out, Blue Rink passes will be issued that will provide access to the rest of Kettler Capitals Iceplex. All fans in attendance, including those with Blue Rink passes, will have the opportunity to watch the unveiling on closed-circuit television via a 19-by-26-foot video screen, see the jersey in person after the unveiling and participate in all of the Draft Day Party activities.

Doors will open for the event at 5:30 p.m. Fans are asked to be seated by 6:30 p.m. with the uniform unveiling beginning at approximately 6:40 p.m.
The first round of the NHL Entry Draft will begin at 7 p.m., and fans at Kettler Capitals Iceplex will have the opportunity to follow the live coverage on Versus on large screens on both rinks and television sets throughout the Iceplex. The event will also include free skating, Caps player and alumni autographs, interactive games and more.

No word yet on whether the new Unis will be available for purchase in the pro shop at the event. Now everyone keep your fingers crossed and hope they don't end up looking anything like this: