During the Avalanche regular season, private on-ice hockey clinics are held with local youth hockey associations. These private clinics are one-hour sessions, led by an Avalanche player, coach or alumnus that focus on the fundamentals of ice hockey.
The Colorado Avalanche offers youth hockey associations an opportunity to sell game programs at each Avalanche home game. The participating group keeps 100 percent of proceeds, which can be used at your discretion to support your association. Groups have recently raised over $300,000 to support their individual programs.
Because of limited number of games available it is the responsibility of each association to select volunteers and determine how funds will be used to best support your association.
Each chosen association will be required to provide at least 15 volunteers for program sales.
Each participating group keeps 100 percent of proceeds; no game tickets will be provided.
The first annual Avalanche International Qualifier tournament takes place November 16th - November 21st, 2017. The winning team will be rewarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent the Colorado Avalanche on an international stage. This year, the 11 competing Pee Wee AA teams will all host 1 home game and play 1 away game. Each team's 3rd and final pool play game will take place at Pepsi Center November 19, 2017. Semi-finals and Finals will be held on November 20th, 2017 and November 21st, 2017 at Pepsi Center respectively.
Avalanche for a Day recognizes inspirational kids in our community. The program encourages kids to continually strive for improvement and excellence in their school or community by offering a unique experience. Selected candidates will receive a visit to an Avs practice, premiere game tickets and in-game recognition. Candidates are chosen by their ability to inspire others, as well as their efforts to demonstrate a positive attitude facing hardships, remarkable commitment to improve their community, or extraordinary dedication to academics.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following:
Community involvement (i.e. tutoring, community service projects, volunteer work or unique home situation such as caring for younger siblings or grandparents, etc.)
The Colorado Avalanche are excited to offer Team Fit presented by Ardent Mills for the 2017-18 season. In association with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Team Fit is designed to educate kids on healthy eating habits and their daily fitness habits. The program is open to elementary and middle school students, grades 3-8, in the Metro Denver area.
Team Fit program appearances will take place from November 2017 through March 2018. Not all requests can be granted as dates and times available are limited due to logistical parameters, so please sign up soon.
Participation for your school or community group may include the following:
A fitness workout led by Colorado Avalanche representatives
Appearances from Colorado Avalanche Players, Alumni, or Ice Girls.
A gift bag of health-inspired Avalanche Team Fit swag that will re-inforce lessons learned in the Team Fit program.
The Avalanche Break the Ice program gives third- and fifth-grade students with little or no skating experience the opportunity to receive free skating instruction at the Avalanche Practice Facility.
Each selected school will have the opportunity to bring 35 students to further their physical education by engaging in ice skating with Avalanche players and staff. The program is open to schools in the Denver Metropolitan area.
Hockey Fights Cancer™ is an initiative founded in December 1998 by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association to raise money and awareness for hockey's most important fight. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $14 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. The Hockey Fights Cancer program is also a component of the NHL's "Biggest Assist Happens Off the Ice" campaign - the League's long-standing tradition of addressing important social issues in North America and around the world.
The Hockey Fights Cancer program is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America.