'Cause getting to skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex periodically, and watching Washington Capitals practice, and getting autographs is just plain fun. Today's adventure was thanks to $5 open skate at Kettler, and that included rentals. It was too good to pass up. The Caps won their game last night and had an optional skate this morning so only a few guys were out for practice yet the rink seats were packed thanks to the holiday, and the kids (and Ian) were more interested in skating themselves over at the freestyle rink. I had some time on the ice myself then decided to see what was going on back at the hockey rink. A few kids were finishing up their stick&shoot, with some dads on the side shouting out instructions. One, as it turned out, was #22 Mike Knuble. So I ambled over with a 1/2 dozen other people and he signed my way-awesome Game of Thrones jersey from Dave's Geeky Ideas (now also Dave's Geeky Hockey) and Rinkgear.com.
Color me giddy.