Posted on February 22, 2012 by Presidents Race Fan
Following Saturday’s racing president auditions, the Washington Nationals took to the road to bring the presidents to New York for their annual appearance at a New York Islanders Presidents Day hockey game at Nassau Coliseum.
Donning ice skates, the four presidents raced around the ice until George slammed Teddy into the visitor’s bench. Teddy retaliated by jumping from the bench into the other three presidents, knocking the entire field to the ice.
Washington was declared the winner. Full video:
Video: NHL Network
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Posted on February 18, 2010 by Presidents Race Fan
“You are about to witness history in the making,” intoned the Nassau Coliseum announcer as the Washington Nationals racing presidents made their second annual Presidents Day weekend appearance at a New York Islanders home game.
YouTube member Dcfd3694 caught this terrific video of the presidents racing on ice skates between periods of Sunday’s game. Highlights include this take down of Abe by Thomas Jefferson, and a vicious body slam by Teddy Roosevelt that sent George Washington into the boards. Teddy unfortunately slipped later, allowing George to pass him for the victory.
We’d been promised by the Nats that Teddy was practicing his pirhouettes and quadruple jumps last weekend, but apparently it all fell apart under the pressure of the moment.
Photo courtesy of NHL.com
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Posted on February 18, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
From YouTube member dcfd3694 comes this terrific video of the Presidents Day presidents race on ice skates at Nassau Coliseum.
The chaotic two-lap race featured two knock-downs of Teddy, who scuffled not only with Abe Lincoln but with Thomas Jefferson as well, before cheating and cutting across the ice. You have to give credit to Teddy. Despite falling and fighting, he gave it his all and almost caught George Washington at the finish line.
A great addition to the presidents race videos page to kick off 2009.
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Posted on February 16, 2009 by Presidents Race Fan
The first presidents race of 2009 took place today in the most unlikely of places — New York’s Nassau Coliseum. Billed as “Kids Day” by the host New York Islanders of the National Hockey League, the Coliseum was host to mascots from around the country for today’s game vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It being Presidents Day, our own Nationals racing presidents made the trek up north to pose with fans for pre-game photos and autographs. The “main attraction” for Kids Day was saved for the second intermission, when George, Tom, Abe, and Teddy took to the ice for their first-ever presidents race on skates.
NHL.com has the full play-by-play of the race, plus a terrific photo gallery of all the day’s festivities. Of course, with hockey sticks in hand, it should surprise no one that Abe and Teddy scuffled, with Teddy getting knocked to the ice. Ouch.
Photo courtesy of NHL.com.
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