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WE FOUND A WAY!

The Colorado Avalanche found a way to the 2022 Stanley Cup Championship win! Grab your family, friends, and Avs gear and head downtown on Thursday, June 30th to celebrate with YOUR Colorado Avalanche.

 

This is your go-to spot to find everything you need to know about the Colorado Avalanche 2022 Championship Parade and Rally - see below.

 

Check back frequently for updates and additions.

Celebration Info

 

Thursday, June 30th

10 am

Union Station (17th and Wynkoop) to Civic Center Park

 

Thank you, Sponsors!

The Colorado Avalanche 2022 Championship Celebration is presented by Your Front Range Toyota Stores, VISIT DENVER, and the City and County of Denver, with community partner support from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Denver Partnership.

We'd also like to thank our supporting sponsors Ball, Pepsi Zero Sugar, UCHealth, Bud Light, KeyBank, Coors Light, Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Breckenridge Brewery, and New Belgium Brewery.

 

Who You'll See in the Parade:

  • 2022 Stanley Cup Champions - Colorado Avalanche players, coaches, and management
  • E. Stanley and Josh Kroenke
  • Denver Mayor, Michael B. Hancock
  • Avalanche mascot, Bernie
  • Avalanche Ice Patrol

 

Watch Out for Each Other:

There will be increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic throughout the downtown area. Be patient and kind to fellow members of Avs Faithful. Bring your winning enthusiasm - it's going to be an exciting day!

 

What to Bring:

  • Water - LOTS of it!
  • Sunscreen
  • Avs gear

 

What to Leave at Home:

Hundreds of thousands of Avs Faithful will be downtown to celebrate, so bring only the necessities and leave the rest at home, including the following:

  • Alcohol, marijuana and illegal drugs
  • Chairs and seating of any kind
  • Blankets, tarps, beach towels, etc.
  • Inflatable objects (beach balls, latex balloons, etc.)
  • Cans and bottles
  • Grills or propane
  • Weapons (i.e., knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
  • Umbrellas
  • Hard case containers (coolers, briefcases, etc.)
  • Air horns/whistles/vuvuzelas
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Chemicals
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
  • Large backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, equipment bags, etc.
  • Drones
  • Audio/video recording devices (including large cameras & tripods)
  • Laser pointers
  • Police/Radio Scanners
  • Skateboards/Roller Blades

 

Thursday, June 30th

Civic Center Park

9 am: Rally activities begin with live music, Avs season highlight reels, live video from the parade, and more!

After the parade arrives: The City and County of Denver presents a program honoring the 2022 Stanley Cup Champions featuring:

  • Colorado Avalanche players, coaches, and management
  • E. Stanley and Josh Kroenke
  • Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock
  • Avalanche mascot, Bernie!
  • Avalanche Ice Patrol

 

The Action:

The Rally will take place on a stage on the top steps of the City and County Building at Civic Center Park. Video screens will be positioned on Bannock St. and in the park, showing live shots from the parade and entertainment on the stage.

 

Thank you, Sponsors!

The Colorado Avalanche 2022 Championship Celebration is presented by Your Front Range Toyota Stores, VISIT DENVER, and the City and County of Denver, with community partner support from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Denver Partnership.

We'd also like to thank our supporting sponsors Ball, Pepsi Zero Sugar, UCHealth, Bud Light, KeyBank, Coors Light, Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric, Breckenridge Brewery, and New Belgium Brewery.

 

What to Bring:

  • Water - LOTS of it!
  • Sunscreen
  • Avs gear - especially hats to protect you from the sun

 

What to Leave at Home: 

Hundreds of thousands of Avs Faithful will be downtown to celebrate so bring only the necessities and leave the rest at home, including the following:

  • Alcohol, marijuana, and illegal drugs
  • Chairs and seating of any kind
  • Blankets, tarps, beach towels, etc.
  • Inflatable objects (beach balls, latex balloons, etc.)
  • Cans and bottles
  • Grills or propane
  • Weapons (i.e., knives, pepper spray, stun guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
  • Umbrellas
  • Hard case containers (coolers, briefcases, etc.)
  • Air horns/whistles/vuvuzelas
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Chemicals
  • Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
  • Large backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, equipment bags, etc.
  • Drones 
  • Audio/video recording devices (including large cameras & tripods)
  • Laser pointers
  • Police/Radio Scanners
  • Skateboards/Roller Blades

 

City and County Building and Denver County Courts are Open

Those who need to conduct business or access courtrooms in the City and County Building must use the South Entrance located along 14th Ave.

 

Parade:

Designated areas with limited space for individuals with mobility impairments will be provided at two locations along the parade route. The first is at the NE corner of 16th and Wynkoop (accessible by public transportation at Union Station) and the second space will be at the SW corner of 17th and Curtis (the closest accessible parking is at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Parking Garage located on Arapahoe St between 13th and 14th Streets). These areas will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Rally:

A designated area providing limited seating for individuals with mobility impairments will be located in front of the City and County Building on the south end of Bannock St, accessible from 14th Ave. The closest accessible parking will be available in the Cultural Center Complex Garage located on W 12th Ave between Broadway and Acoma. This limited area will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

American Sign Language interpreters and a limited viewing area for those who are deaf and hard of hearing will be located in front of the City and County Building on the south end of Bannock St, accessible from 14th Ave. This will be a designated space shared with those who have mobility impairments.

Open captions for the parade and rally will be projected on the video screens located on Bannock St. and in Civic Center Park. Denver 8 TV is only available on Comcast channels 8 and 880 and only in the City & County of Denver. The stream will also go to Denvergov.org which should be front and center tomorrow.

Additionally, ASL picture-in-picture interpretation of the post-parade rally program will be available on the City and County of Denver's Channel 8 live broadcast on Comcast channels 8 and 880 in the City and County of Denver and online at denvergov.org.

 

Plan Ahead and Arrive Early:

  • Plan your route ahead of time and arrive early. 
  • Hundreds of thousands of fans are coming so expect traffic delays and limited parking.
  • If you drive to the Celebration, park outside of the core downtown area and walk to the Parade route and the Rally. 

 

Road closures:

The following roads will be closed and parking unavailable during the specified timeframes:

  • Wednesday, June 29th
    • Bannock St, Colfax to 14th Ave, 6 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Thursday, June 30th
    • 14th Ave between Delaware St and Broadway, 6 AM - 11:59 PM
    • Bannock St from Colfax to 13th Ave, 6 AM - 11:59 PM
    • Cherokee St from Colfax to 13th Ave, 6 AM - 5 PM
    • 17th St from Wynkoop to Broadway, 8 AM - Noon
    • Broadway from 17th Ave to 13th Ave, 8 AM - Noon

 

Take public transportation:

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is committed to ensuring fans can get to and from the Celebration but will have to adapt bus and rail services to accommodate the parade route and rally. The timing of services being suspended, detoured, and restored will depend on a variety of factors including crowd levels and street closures. Below is a summary of the impacts on service.

  • Affected bus routes will detour beginning at 9 a.m.
    • Routes include the 0, 1, 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 15L, 16, 19, 20, 28, 32, 38, 43, 44, 48, 52 and 83L.
  • The L Line will be suspended beginning at 9 a.m.
  • D and H lines will terminate at Theatre District
  • Civic Center Station will close to bus traffic no later than 10 a.m., and the bus turnaround remains closed due to construction. The RTD Sales Outlet located in Civic Center Station will remain open.
  • Free MallRide will be suspended beginning at 8 a.m. per the parade taking place on 17th St where MallRide vehicles have been operating due to construction on the 16th Street Mall.

 

Here are some helpful tips for taking RTD to and from the Celebration:

  • Plan ahead and prepare for large crowds, understanding many bus and rail services will detour to accommodate the parade route.
  • Check the RTD website before you travel to view schedules.
  • Download the RTD Mobile Tickets App for easy, convenient fare purchase and storage. Customers can also purchase RTD tickets in the Uber, Lyft and Transit apps.
  • Use RTD's Trip Planner and Next Ride apps to help you plan and navigate your trip in real time.
  • For the latest details about service detours or disruptions, sign up for Service Alerts and follow RTD on Twitter @RideRTD. For additional route and schedule information please call RTD's Customer Care division at 303.299.6000. Agents are available 6 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
  • Download the Transit Watch app to report any safety or security concerns to RTD Transit Police.
  • Consider purchasing a Day Pass on so you can take unlimited rides to and from the celebration.
  • Visit rtdden.co/disruptions for full details on the impacts to RTD services.

 

Great Day for a Bike Ride:

Bicycling is a great way to get to the Celebration. Don't forget your helmet and bike lock to secure your bicycle to one of the many bike racks found throughout the downtown area.

 

Scooter Safely:

Scooter parking for the Rally will be available in the grassy area between the east side of the Wellington Webb Building and Colfax Ave. Use 14th Street to access the area where you'll find scooter personnel available to assist. Ride safely and be courteous of the large numbers of pedestrians who will be on the streets for the parade/rally, and remember:

  • Scooter riders must follow the rules of the road.
  • Do not ride on sidewalks unless parking or disembarking.

 

  • Bring and drink lots of water. Water will not be readily available, so be sure to bring your own.
  • Wear sunscreen!
  • Wear a hat: Avs hats, sun hats or party hats preferred.

 

  • Be alert to your surroundings and other people.
  • Trust your instincts. If something seems wrong, act appropriately.
  • Be aware of those around you and change your path or enter a busy business if needed.
  • If you see something, say something! Call 911 when you see a dangerous situation or if you are in danger yourself.

 

What time does everything start?

The Parade is expected to start at 10 AM near Union Station at 17th and Wynkoop and end at approximately noon at Civic Center Park.

Entertainment will start at 9 AM on the stage located on the steps of the City and County Building. Fans will start gathering at Civic Center Park early, so plan accordingly.

Parade footage will be shown on video screens at Civic Center Park once the parade begins.

The Rally is estimated to begin at noon and wrap up at approximately 1 PM. Please arrive early as times are subject to change.

 

What is the Parade route?

The Parade starts near Union Station at 17th and Wynkoop, proceeds down 17th to Broadway where it heads south and ends at Civic Center Park.

Parade Map Rally Map

 

How do I get to the Celebration and where do I park?

With such a large crowd heading downtown at the same time, we recommend that you leave home early and take public transportation or alternative modes of travel (ride shares, bikes, scooters).

If you do drive, park away from the core downtown area and walk to the Parade route and Rally site at Civic Center Park.

 

Will there be seating? Can I bring my own chair?

No seating will be allowed along the Parade route or at The Rally at Civic Center Park.

Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to gather for the Parade and Rally and it will be standing room only. At the height of the Celebration, attendees will be shoulder to shoulder for an extended period of time and it will be difficult to navigate in the large crowd.

 

What should I bring?

Have we mentioned that you should bring your own water? Yes, we have! Bring and drink lots and lots of water.

Don't forget sunscreen, Avs gear, and love and patience for your fellow Avs Faithful.

 

Will there be accommodations made for those who are deaf or hearing impaired at the Rally?

Yes - Sign language interpreters and seating will be on site (location information tbd) and open captions will be projected on the video screens located on Bannock St and in Civic Center Park.

 

Will there be accessible seating along the parade route and at the Rally?

Yes.

Designated areas with limited space for individuals with mobility impairments will be provided at two locations along the parade route. The first is at the NE corner of 16th and Wynkoop (accessible by public transportation at Union Station) and the second space will be at the SW corner of 17th and Curtis (the closest accessible parking is at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Parking Garage located on Arapahoe St between 13th and 14th Streets). These areas will be available on a first come, first served basis.

A designated area providing limited seating for individuals with mobility impairments will be located in front of the City and County Building on the south end of Bannock St, accessible from 14th Ave. The closest accessible parking will be available in the Cultural Center Complex Garage located on W 12th Ave between Broadway and Acoma. This limited area will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

I'm traveling to Denver for the Celebration - where can I find visitor info?

Visiting Denver, or just want to make a night of it? Check out VISITDENVER.com, the city's official tourism website for what to do before and after the celebration, where to stay, and how to get around The Mile High City.

 

I have a court date that day - should I still show up?

Yes! Denver County Courts will be open. During the Rally (early morning through 1 PM) the public must enter the City and County Building through the south entrance located along 14th Ave.

 

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