Video: Presidents race on ice skates in New York

The Washington Nationals racing presidents continued a Presidents Day holiday tradition on Monday by appearing for the third consecutive year at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum and conducting a race on ice skates between periods at a New York Islanders hockey game.

With the Florida Panthers in town, Fox Sports Florida captured the following video highlights in which Teddy
Roosevelt jumped from the stands onto the ice to take out George Washington between the first and second periods.

The Nationals mascot team used the occasion for George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to debut the presidents’ new 2011 road gray and alternate blue uniforms.

Photo: Washington Nationals via Twitter

2 Responses

  1. Haven’t the racing president’s show up at an Islanders game before? What’s the connection with Long Island?

  2. Yes, this is the 3rd straight year they’ve done this — always on Presidents Day. I don’t know how it got started with the Islanders. You’d think our local owners Ted L and Ted L would be able to coordinate an appearance at Verizon Center instead.

    For what it’s worth, it seems the Caps are always on the road on Presidents Day, but there’s no law that says it has to be this weekend.

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