The Colorado Avalanche has again teamed up with the NHL and the NHLPA in order to provide area kids with a chance to learn how to play hockey.
For the second year in a row, the Mile High Mites Learn To Play Hockey program is accepting registrations for budding young hockey players between the ages of 5-9.
The program is available for children not currently rostered on a team, and it includes six hourlong ice sessions; a full set of CCM hockey gear, including a helmet, skates, gloves, shoulder pads, shin guards, elbow pads, pants, an equipment bag and a Mile High Mites stick and jersey; a hockey 101 class for players and parents hosted at Pepsi Center and a special session featuring Avalanche Alumni such as Pierre Turgeon, Ken Klee and former team captain Milan Hejduk.
Mile High Mites had 850 participants in it's first iteration, and it has been expanded to provide access to hockey for more.
The program is available at 21 different rinks in the Rocky Mountain region, including in Casper, Wyoming.
Children 4 years of age are eligible as long as they were born on or after May 1, 2013.
Click for more information or to sign up today.
Space is limited.