Sunday, March 31, 2013
Listen to pros read ‘A Little Skins Football’ and run drills in the Ashburn training facility’s bubble.
Are you a Washington Redskins Kids Club member and 5 to 8 years old? Sign up for one of the limited spaces to participate in “Little Skins Football” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at Redskins Park. The event is free for Kids Club members (which requires a membership fee). Players from the team will read portions of Richard Torrey’s book, A Little Skins Football Story and coach kids during an exclusive football mini-combine at the Redskins Indoor Training Facility along Loudoun County Parkway. The children’s book teaches kids about football drills and equipment, as well as how to be a team player. Commonwealth Orthopaedics will then lead a group warm-up before participants rotate through football drills include agility and …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Even the carpet has flecks of red and gold in Jimmy Duvall's Redskins man cave in Manassas Park.
For all the Washington Redskins fans out there who think you have the ultimate man cave, chances are you ain’t got nothing on Jimmy Duvall. When he and his wife, Tonya, decided five years ago to build an addition in the backyard of their Manassas Park home, he decided the new room over the garage would be his Redskins man cave. “I built it because we throw a lot of parties and I got tired of cleaning my house,” Duvall said. “It’s funny because I have a lot of friends who are (Dallas) Cowboys fans, but even they come up here and like it.” Redskins helmets, flags, plaques, jerseys, mugs, cups and scoreboards fill the walls and surround the windows. Even the carpet has flecks of maroon and gold. About 80 percent of the memorabilia Duvall owns…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The female fan club had a special event Monday at Redskins Park with several players.
The Women of Washington Redskins (WOW), the team’s official women’s fan club, held its first “Ladies Night Out” event Monday and hundreds of female fans turned out for football drills, an equipment demonstration and to ask current players questions at Redskins Park. Several players were expected to attend the event, which took place both in “the bubble” and inside the main building. The event, which was open to WOW members, also provided a raffle for prizes. Following welcoming remarks by Larry Michael, the voice of the Washington Redskins, participants broke into groups and rotated through several offensive and defensive football skills stations, as well as an autograph and photo station. After the station rotations, the team’s equipment …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Locations in Lansdowne and Sterling will offer Monday Night Live with Chris Russell and the Sports Reporters.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Velocity 5 Sports Restaurant has teamed up again with ESPN 980 to broadcast “Monday Night Live with Chris Russell” and “The Sports Reporters” live from the restaurant’s locations in Sterling and Lansdowne every week this football season. The two locations are convenient to Redskins Park in Ashburn. During each live broadcast restaurant, patrons can watch the shows and meet the Redskins Player of the Game. Redskins beat reporter Chris Russell features players as guest on Monday Night Live, while sports veterans Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban serve as The Sports Reporters. Velocity 5 also has locations in Arlington, Falls Church and Centreville. Jim Speros, former assistant coach for the Washington Redskins in the 1980’s under Hall of Fame …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The all-time leader in receptions for a Washington tight end gets cut.
UPDATE: Statements from Cooley, Shanahan. Chris Cooley, the longtime and popular tight end for the Washington Redskins, has been released, the team announced today. Cooley has been with the Redskins since winning a spot on the team via third-round draft pick in 2004 (81st overall). During his time in Washington, Cooley posted 428 receptions for 4,703 yards and 33 receiving touchdowns. He was the team’s longest-tenured player on the roster. Cooley lives in Leesburg and has an art gallery in the historic downtown area. Cooley remained among the top players sought by fans during Fan Appreciation Day this year at Redskins Park. Last season, Cooley took over as the Redskins’ all-time leader in receptions by a tight end, surpassing Redskins …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Fans from across the region descended on Ashburn for the annual meet and greet.
A crowd of 24,650 attended the Washington Redskins’ annual Fan Appreciation Day at Redskins Park Saturday, taking advantage of an opportunity to rub elbows with and obtain autographs from the teams’ players. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and Loudoun County Chairman Scott York (R-At Large), each of whom received a personalized jersey in recognition of the team’s decision to keep its headquarters in Loudoun County. The next training camp practice open to the public begins about 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, with parking lots open at noon and gates open at 1 p.m. Visit the team’s website for more information about summer training camp, presented by RE/MAX.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Get autographs, meet the players, win prizes and watch your favorite team prepare for the coming season.
Today is Fan Appreciation Day at the Washington Redskins’ Training Camp, presented by RE/MAX, at Redskins Park in Ashburn. Admission and parking is free for all fans. Fans can win prizes, including autographed helmets, footballs and jerseys, and following practice, every Redskins player and coach will sign autographs, take pictures and mingle with fans. The team encourages fans to arrive early and enjoy an entire day of festivities. Prior to practice, which typically includes warm-ups, 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team drills, fans can enjoy multiple performances by the Redskins Marching Band and Cheerleaders. Larry Michael, the voice of the Washington Redskins, will welcome the crowd and Coach Mike Shanahan plans to speak to fans as well. Take …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Training camp on the listed days are open to the public, with Fan Appreciation Day set for Aug. 4.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
At least for the near future, Washington’s NFL team stays in Ashburn
Richmond won much of the attention when Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the Washington Redskins would remain in Virginia and hold summer camp in its capital beginning in 2013. The hidden gem in the announcement for Loudoun was the team’s intention to keep its regular season training facility and headquarters at Redskins Park in Ashburn. “We are a proud business partner,” said Mitch Gershman, the team’s chief marketing officer. “We look forward to staying in Loudoun for years to come.” Get news updates by signing up for the Ashburn Patch Newsletter. The Loudoun Board of Supervisors on Tuesday formalized its commitment to the team—$2 million over four years—as part of a marketing agreement. “I’m just delighted that you all are staying here in …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Catch them in Loudoun this year; summer camp heads to Richmond in 2013.
The Washington Redskins Training Camp, presented by RE/MAX, opens to the public beginning Thursday, July 26, at Redskins Park, the team announced today. Thirteen practices are open to fans, highlighted by Fan Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 4, at noon. Before coming to training camp, Redskins fans should fill out a Training Camp Fan Invitation, available at www.redskins.com, and bring it to the park. Practices listed below are open to the public and free of charge. Parking lots will open at noon for practices beginning at 2:55 p.m. Gates open at 1 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. For Fan Appreciation Day, parking lots open at 8 a.m. and gates open at 9 a.m. ***DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRACTICE CAN BE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTICE*** …