Learn to Play with Colorado Avalanche<sup>®</sup> Mile High Mites<sup>™</sup>

ABOUT

Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, between 4–8 years of age, free head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Free head-to-toe equipment for registered participants
Each participant will receive the following new equipment to call their own, customized by your local NHL team:

  • Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.

Upon completion of the Learn to Play program, participants will be able to keep the equipment.

6-8 Weeks of On-Ice Instructions
In addition to the free head-to-toe equipment, participants in the Learn to Play program will also receive 6-8 weeks of age-appropriate instruction in a safe and fun environment. Learn to Play on-ice instruction plans have been developed in collaboration with experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada and taught by certified instructors and led by NHL Alumni.

FEES
The program provides FREE head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey. However, there is a participation fee associated with the program which offsets ice and coaching expenses. The participation fee may vary by facility and market.

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BOULDER HOCKEY CLUB AT SPORT STABLE

One Superior Drive
Superior, CO 80027
August 17, 2017 4:15pm

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ARAPAHOE YOUTH HOCKEY

6901 S. Peoria St.
Centennial, CO 80112
August 19, 2017 8:00am

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JR. PIONEERS HOCKEY

2240 Buchtel Blvd
Denver, CO 80210
August 19, 2017 8:00am

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LITTLETON HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

6580 S Vine St
Centennial, CO 80121
August 19, 2017 1:00pm

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GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

1705 E Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
August 19, 2017 1:15pm

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COLORADO SPRINGS AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION AT SERTICH ICE CENTER

1705 E Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
August 20, 2017 2:15pm

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BOULDER HOCKEY CLUB AT YMCA BOULDER VALLEY

2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette, CO 80026
August 20, 2017 3:00pm

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COLORADO JR EAGLES

2250 S Kipling St
Lakewood, CO 80227
August 20, 2017 5:30pm

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NORTHERN COLORADO YOUTH HOCKEY

7900 N Fairgrounds Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80528
August 26, 2017 9:00am

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COLORADO RAMPAGE SATURDAYS

16240 Old Denver Rd
Monument, CO 80132
August 26, 2017 10:15am

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COLORADO SPRINGS AMATEUR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION AT WORLD ARENA ICE HALL

3185 Venetucci Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
August 26, 2017 2:30pm

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COLORADO RAMPAGE MONDAYS

16240 Old Denver Rd
Monument, CO 80132
August 28, 2017 6:00pm

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COLORADO SELECT GIRLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
September 2, 2017 10:45am

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FOOTHILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

6623 S Ward St
Littleton, CO 80127
September 2, 2017 10:45am

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VAIL RECREATION DISTRICT

321 E Lionshead Cir
Vail, CO 81657
September 5, 2017 4:15pm

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ARVADA HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

13150 W 72nd Ave
Arvada, CO 80005
September 9, 2017 10:00am

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EVOLUTION ELITE HOCKEY

8580 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
September 9, 2017 11:45am

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PUEBLO TIGERS YOUTH HOCKEY (CSAHA)

100 N. Grand Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81003
September 15, 2017 5:45pm

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CASPER AMATEUR HOCKEY CLUB

1801 E 4th St
Casper, WY 82609
September 16, 2017 10:30am

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WECMRD HOCKEY

1700 Bull Pasture Rd
Eagle, CO 81631
September 29, 2017 4:30pm

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ASPEN JUNIOR HOCKEY

233 W Hyman Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
October 1, 2017 6:30pm

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DURANGO AREA YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

500 Florida Rd
Durango, CO 81301
October 7, 2017 1:25pm

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COLORADO RAMPAGE SATURDAYS OCT/NOV

16240 Old Denver Rd
Monument, CO 80132
October 14, 2017 10:15am

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TELLURIDE HOCKEY CLUB

Town Park Pavilion, N Pinion St
Telluride, CO 81435
October 20, 2017 4:45pm

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HYLAND HILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION

10710 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
September 13, 2017 5:45pm
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