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MedStar Capitals Iceplex

Fun on Ice

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If you’re looking for some arctic fun for your youngster, try MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Ballston Quarter. In addition to its bragging rights as the home practice ice of the 2018 Stanley Cup champs, the rink offers quite a bit of recreational activity. Go beyond your basic public skate sessions—though it’s got those too—with games of family pickup hockey, mini stick ’n’ shoot hockey, and perhaps most intriguing, broomball. No skates are required for that last one; the sport is akin to hockey but subs in a ball for the puck and a “broom” of sorts for the hockey stick. Now if only we parents could figure out how to add a little more broomball to our home-cleaning regimen. –Eliza Berkon