Welcome to the Green Assists Program, presented by Ball! To promote and encourage aluminum recycling, we are excited to invite you to participate in a Metro Denver recycling challenge! From April 22 - May 14, submit photos of yourself recycling aluminum cans, bottles, cups, or other aluminum beverage packaging to be entered to win a Grand Prize of team merchandise! Additionally, every photo submission is a submission for your school, and the schools that receive the most submissions will receive book donations an ALL participants will be eligible to participate in our Sustainable Summer drive-thru in May!
Every year, students are invited to an Avalanche ice facility for STEM On Ice, presented by Crescent Point Energy, an on-ice hockey clinic that reinforces STEM concepts using the sport of hockey. Stations may include shooting, passing, equipment, ice shuffles and Zambonis! Students also participate in a career panel for STEM careers in sports.
KSE hosts bi-annual days of service by providing employees with volunteer opportunities in the Denver community. Employees donate time to a variety of local organizations, such as food banks, animal shelters and hospitals. If you would like your non-profit organization to receive KSE volunteers for the next Day of Service, register below.
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 third annual Avalanche International Qualifier tournament will take place November 14- November 17, 2019. The winning team will be rewarded a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent the Colorado Avalanche on an international stage. This year, competing Pee Wee AA teams will play a guaranteed 3 pool play games at local rinks in the Denver Metro area. Semi-finals and Finals will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Pepsi Center.
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 from Avalanche celebrities, team merchandise and online 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.)
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.
The Colorado Avalanche are proud to honor teachers and school administrators in Colorado through the Colorado Avalanche Most Valuable Teacher (MVT) program. The MVT program encourages teachers and school administrators to continually strive for excellency and leadership in their schools by offering a unique experience. Once a month for six (6) months of the year, the Colorado Avalanche will recognize a Colorado teacher or school administrator for their outstanding work in empowering youth in our community.
The Avalanche Break the Ice program offers elementary students with little to no ice skating experience an opportunity to get on the ice and receive skating instruction at the Avalanche practice facility.
Conducted during the school day, students are transported to the rink by chartered bus and experience a free clinic, which includes instruction by Avalanche players, coaches, alumnus, Ice Girls, or mascot Bernie. The program, held October- March, focuses on the fundamentals of ice skating. It is open to boys and girls, grades 3-5 in the Denver Metropolitan Area.
In partnership with Kroenke Sports Charities (KSC), Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver (BGCMD) and Food Bank of the Rockies, Family Fit, presented by Cigna, is designed to support the growing hunger crisis, and to educate kids & families on healthy eating and fitness habits. The program is open to members of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver.