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.)
The Colorado Avalanche are excited to offer Team Fit presented by Ardent Mills for the 2019-20 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 2019 through March 2020. 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.
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 in Colorado with the Most Valuable Teacher (MVT) award. The MVT program encourages teachers to continually strive for excellency and leadership in their classrooms by offering a unique experience. To nominate a teacher in your community, click on the link below.
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.
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.