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AVALANCHE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS


The Colorado Avalanche is proud to support a number of youth programs that focus on education, health & fitness and teamwork.

Every year Avalanche players and coaches can be found in the classroom using hockey principles to get students excited about school. The team is also committed to helping children with health and athletic programs by having the players and coaches share their knowledge about fitness, nutrition and hockey skills.

Kroenke Sports Charities is committed to improving the lives of families and children in Colorado. Our strategic community investment is in many forms: education, health and youth sports programs, donations of autographed merchandise and tickets, grants, appearances by our players, coaches, alumni and the personal service of our employees through KSE C.A.R.E. and individual efforts.

Altitude Sports & Entertainment broadens our community efforts through its airing of Public Service Announcements for a variety of organizations throughout the year. The donation of airtime to promote community agencies is valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars each month. Our players, coaches and staff are active participants in the community, dedicating more than 1,000 hours of their time to visiting schools, hosting youth sports clinics, lifting the spirits of young patients in the hospital and attending fundraising events that benefit the Colorado community.

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Click here to view Kroenke Sports Charities' 2010-11 report to the community.



AV FOR A DAY
sponsored by AT&T

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, game tickets and dinner inside a suite at Pepsi Center 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:

  • Good behavior
  • Positive attitude
  • Good citizenship
  • Community involvement (i.e. tutoring, community service projects, volunteer work or unique home situation such as caring for younger siblings or grandparents, etc.)
http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Click here for the nomination form




AVS TEAM FIT 

Team Fit focuses on teaching kids about nutrition and fitness fundamentals. The program is available for classroom grades 3 through 8 throughout Metro Denver.

Classes that sign-up for Team Fit will be asked to make a “Team Fit pledge” for the school year. Following your pledge throughout the school year will make your students eligible to win Avalanche prizes! You can find where to make your pledge on the registration page.

Further details on how to win prizes will follow once you have signed-up.

Classrooms that sign-up will also be eligible to win an appearance by the Nuggets or Avalanche strength and conditioning coach that may include any of the following:

  • Nuggets or Avalanche team member
  • Fitness-based gift for each participant
  • Game tickets and/or team merchandise

The appearances will be held at various locations. Each appearance is one (1) hour and start times must fall between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., depending on the type of appearance. Appearances will be offered on an availability basis, from October 2013 through March 2014. (There will be no appearances from December 20 - Jan. 7, becuase of the holiday season).

Students are encouraged to participate with Team Fit on their own:

If you have any questions please contact Lesley Linscott at llinscott@pepsicenter.com or 303-405-1104. You will be contacted once your request form is processed.

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Click here to sign up for the Team Fit program




CENTURYLINK LEADERSHIP IN COACHING

CenturyLink is excited to team up with the Colorado Avalanche this season to recognize outstanding Colorado coaches with the CenturyLink Leadership in Coaching Program. Students, parents and faculty members (age 13 and up) can nominate a coach from any public or private school in the state of Colorado (Kindergarten – 12th grade) by completing the nomination form below.

Coaches may not nominate themselves. Monthly winners will be recognized at Avalanche games from January to March. Winners will receive tickets to the game and $1,000 towards their school’s general fund. From the three monthly award winners, a Grand Prize winner will be selected to receive an additional $5,000 to their school’s general fund and an in-school pep rally with Bernie and the Ram Trucks Avalanche Ice Girls presented by Ice-O-Matic. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013-14 season.

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Nomination form
http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Official rules



QUALITY TIME
 
sponsored by

Quality Time provides a forum for parents and children from elementary, middle, and high schools as well as non-profits and youth programs in Denver to spend an enjoyable evening together at an Avalanche home game

Participation in Quality Time will include:

  • 50 tickets to an Avalanche home game
  • 50 concessions vouchers
  • Transportation from organization to Pepsi Center and back
  • Quality Time T-shirt for each participant

Since its inception in 2001, the program has invited over 2000 children and parents to attend Avalanche games. Past participants have included families from Girls Inc., Maxwell Elementary in Denver, La Alma Recreation Center in Denver, Escuela Tlatelolco in Denver, Colorado UpLIFT, East High School in Denver, Seniors! Inc, Judi's House and Broomfield High School in Broomfield.

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Click here to apply to this program

For more information on Quality Time contact Lesley Linscott at llinscott@pepsicenter.com or 303.405.1104


Break The Ice
BREAK THE ICE
  sponsored by

The Avalanche's 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 in Centennial, Colo.

Each selected school will have the opportunity to bring 50 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.

For more information on the Avalanche's Break the Ice program please contact Doug Fulton at dfulton@pepsicenter.com.

http://cdn.nhl.com/images/upload/2009/01/doc_icon.gif Click here to sign up for Break the Ice


AVALANCHE LEARN TO SKATE

The Colorado Avalanche is proud to introduce Avalanche Learn to Skate, a free on-ice learn to play hockey program, in association with Colorado Amateur Hockey Association, USA Hockey and local organizations as part of the Avalanche commitment to the development of youth hockey.

Through this program local associations are given the opportunity to provide a free program to children in order to increase their registration in the under-8 age group.

Colorado Avalanche Learn to Skate has been created to give children the opportunity to experience the excitement of hockey by eliminating the barrier of purchasing equipment. Designed for boys and girls ages 4 to 8 years old with no prior hockey or skating experience, this is a free four-week ice hockey program.

Colorado Avalanche Learn to Skate provides beginner players the opportunity to learn the basic skills of ice hockey through one-hour on-ice sessions at rinks throughout Colorado. Each session will encourage participants to actively participate in exciting drills geared towards development of basic hockey skills. 

Participants of Colorado Avalanche Learn to Skate will receive on-ice instruction by USA Hockey certified coaches by their local association, complimentary hockey equipment, stick and skates during the 4-week program. If a child should enroll in their local program, the equipment they received as part of the program will be theirs to keep and utilize during the 2012-13 hockey season.  Otherwise, their equipment must be returned at the conclusion of the Learn to Skate program.

For more information on Avalanche Learn to Skate contact Tyler Reddy at treddy@pepsicenter.com or 303.405.1351.

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