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 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is known as the largest and most prestigious Pee-Wee tournament in the world. It features 110 teams each year of 11 and 12-year-old hockey players from more than 14 countries.
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club has sponsored a team in the tournament since 2003, providing an all-expenses paid trip to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, for the winner of its annual Quebec Qualifier Tournament. The team provides head-to-toe Avs gear to all players each season, hosts a practice with selected Avalanche players before the tournament and takes care of all travel and other related tournament expenses.
The Arapahoe Ice Warriors represented the Avalanche at the 2013 tournament and went on to win the organization's first Quebec pee-wee championship after winning all five of its games. In 2014, the University of Denver Jr. Pioneers represented the Avs and continued that championship tradition by winning the organization's second title in as many years. Past representative teams have also included the 2015 Boulder Bison and 2016 Arapahoe Ice Warriors.
For more information on registration for the 2016 Quebec Qualifier tournament, click here!
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.)
Avalanche Team Fit, in partnership with Playworks Colorado, brings street hockey to school classrooms to give students the opportunity to become involved in the sport of hockey. Fundamental teaching of the sport includes passing, shooting, stick handling and defending the hockey net, which are taught in a clinic setting. Avalanche Team Fit is designed for boys and girls ages 6-16 years old and is played in sneakers wherever individual program centers can find space-gymnasiums, parking lots, playgrounds or tennis courts.
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.