Snider Students Tour Washington, D.C. And Skate At White House

Snider Students Tour Washington, D.C. And Skate At White House

It was a historic day for 30 Ed Snider Youth Hockey & Education students as they traveled to Washington, D.C. on December 14 to tour the National Mall and received the opportunity of a lifetime to skate on the South Lawn of The White House.

The day began bright and early with everyone arriving at the Wells Fargo Center to meet at the Ed Snider statue before boarding the bus for a 2.5 hour drive to the nation’s capital.

Upon arriving in Washington D.C., students and their family members split into two groups each accompanied by a professional tour guide. For the next two hours, our Snider groups toured the National Mall visiting sites such as the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, and the Lincoln Memorial.

Students learned about each monument’s significance and important details about our nation’s history while asking numerous questions to their expert guides.

After the touring the National Mall, the Snider contingent from Philadelphia made the short trip to the White House where they gathered their hockey equipment and prepared to hit the ice on the South Lawn.

Snider students prepare to take the ice under the overlook of The White House.

Joining the Snider group on the ice were Philadelphia Flyers’ Alumni, John LeClair and Brad Marsh. Snider players went through a series of skating and puck handling drills before engaging in a friendly scrimmage.

During the last 15 minutes of the ice session, family members were invited to join their children on the ice to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Thank you to the Philadelphia Flyers for providing us with a special experience that our Snider families and staff will never forget.