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The Colorado Avalanche are pleased to announce a partnership with the NHL and NHLPA for the return of the Mile High Mites Learn to Play Hockey Program. Hosted by the Lafayette Locomotive Hockey Club at the YMCA of Northern Colorado, Mile High Mites provides a fun and effective program by delivering the game in an age-appropriate manner, consistent with USA Hockey ADM/LTAD models. For ages 5-9 years old. Skating experience is recommended but not required; the Y offers a Learn to Skate Hockey program that will prepare your future hockey player for Mile High Mites.


  • Full set of brand new fitted Bauer Gear that includes Mile High Mites jersey and stick, helmet, skates, gloves, pants, shoulder pads, shin guards, elbow pads and 30" equipment bag. 
  • Hockey 101 for players and parents at Ball Arena (subject to availability)
  • One on-ice session will include Colorado Avalanche Alumni members, Milan Hejduk or John-Michael Liles, to teach the game and educate the players, coaches and parents (subject to Colorado Avalanche Alumni availability) 
  • The program is available for players that are not currently rostered on a team and registration is based on that criteria. All player eligibility is subject to review and spots are not guaranteed until your player has been cleared by USA Hockey, CAHA and the Colorado Avalanche.

If you have any questions regarding the program or registration please contact the Colorado Avalanche at

Fall Session:
Saturday, September 9, 9-10am
Sunday, September 10, 11:15am-12:15pm
Saturday, September 16, 9-10am
Sunday, September 17, 11:15am-12:15pm
Saturday, September 23, 9-10am
Sunday, September 24, 11:15am-12:15pm

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303-443-4474 ext. 6200
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