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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. Click here to view Kroenke Sports Charities' 2010-11 report to the community.

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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.) Click here for the nomination form


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 or 303-405-1104. You will be contacted once your request form is processed. Click here to sign up for the Team Fit program

Break The Ice

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 Click here to sign up for Break the Ice

Bernie Valentine
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