The Colorado Avalanche is proud to support a number of youth programs that focus on education, health & fitness and teamwork.
Every year, 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.Click here to view Kroenke Sports Charities' 2010-11 report to the community.
AV FOR A DAY
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.)
AVS TEAM FIT sponsored by Smile Generation
Team Fit focuses on teaching kids about nutrition and fitness fundamentals. The program is available for classroom grades 3-8 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 1:30pm-2:30pm or 2pm and 3pm 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, due to the Holiday season).
If you have any questions please contact Valerie Holland at email@example.com or 303-405-1117. You will be contacted once your request form is processed.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.
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.
For more information on Quality Time, contact Valerie Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.405.1117
BREAK THE ICE sponsored by
Break the Ice gives third – fifth grade students with little or no skating experience the opportunity to receive free skating instruction at the Avalanche Practice Facility . 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 please contact: Doug Fulton – email@example.com.
COLORADO 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 U8 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.
The Colorado Avalanche, City Year and Colorado Beef Council partnered to give Denver Public School students an additional incentive to improve their school attendance through “Be There”. Students participating in the City Year programs were eligible to receive incentives such as game tickets and other prizes. In addition, Avalanche players made visits to schools to offer encouragement and celebrate the achievements of our participants. For more information on City Year please visit www.cityyear.org
For more information on Avalanche Community programs, call 303.405.1351.