1. Alexander Ovechkin
Ovechkin is not only one of the greatest players in the history of the NHL but one of the most electrifying as well. Hockey fans everywhere will want to take the opportunity to see Ovechkin play and his presence alone makes a visit to the Capital One Arena worth the price of admission.
2. Gallery Place
Gallery Place is your one stop shop for pregame and postgame entertainment. Inside Gallery Place, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained as not only are there a variety of bars and restaurants, but the facility is also home to a movie theater and bowling alley.
3. National Anthem
During the national anthem, Capitals fans yell “O” during the “O Say can you see” part, as well as “Red” during “and the rockets’ red glare.” Join in on these fun traditions during the singing of the national anthem at the Capital One Arena.
4. Capitals Fan of the Game
Every game the Capitals name someone the fan of the game. Come out in your Capitals best for your chance to win and become the Capitals Fan of the Game.
5. Championship Banners and Retired Numbers
The Capitals are yet to win a Stanley Cup, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a minute to view the Capitals division and conference championship banners. There are also four retired number banners honoring such greats as Rod Langway, Yvon Labre, Mike Gartner, and Dale Hunter. Remember all of your fondest Capitals players and moments by taking a peek at these banners.
6. Horn Guy
The Horn Guy can be found at every Capitals game starting the “Let’s Go Caps!” chant with his horn. Listen for his horn, so you don’t miss your chance to join in on the “Let’s Go Caps!” chant.
7. Red Rockers
The Capitals Red Rockers cheer team energizes the crowd throughout the game. These ladies will get you up and out of your seat cheering for the Caps, so don’t miss them when attending a game at the Capital One Arena.
8. Caps Bar Tour
Before select Capitals game, you can get $3 specials at participating bars and win cool Capitals prizes. Check the schedule beforehand and join in on the great pregame experience that is the Capitals Bar Tour.
Get your picture with Capitals mascot Slapshot at the game. Slapshot can be seen around the arena at games and will bring a smile to the faces of fans young and old, so keep an eye out for him.
10. The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille
The Green Turtle is located just beyond the Capital One Arena’s main concourse and is the perfect place to grab something to eat or drink before, during, or after the game. It was the first official sports bar in the Gallery Place/Chinatown District and is still fan favorite to this day.