RCN Extends Sponsorships Of Ice Rink, Arena In D.C. Suburbs

RCN renewed agreements as an official sponsor of George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., and the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va.
The Kettler Capitals Iceplex is a 137,000-square-foot indoor ice skating facility -- which includes a team training center and front office for the Washington Capitals -- featuring two NHL-regulation sized rinks and seating for 1,200. As an official sponsor and the exclusive official cable provider to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, RCN has the rights to a range of branding opportunities including Web site, TVs, dasher boards, ice-resurfacing machine and center ice.
The 10,000-seat Patriot Center, meanwhile, hosts more than 140 college basketball games, commencement ceremonies and other events per year. RCN has signage at various locations inside the arena, located on the GMU campus.
"These local agreements are important to us because we care about the communities we serve, and because they are excellent venues which support local sports teams and entertainment choices," RCN senior vice president of strategic external affairs and programming Richard Ramlall said in a statement.
In addition to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex and the Patriot Center, RCN's D.C. division has sponsorships or partnerships with local universities, the Washington Nationals, the Washington Redskins and D.C. United.