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Adult Hockey Programs & Public Skate

Adult Ice Hockey Leagues

We’re proud to offer two adult hockey leagues per year:

  1. spring/summer league—running mid April with playoffs in September
  2. fall/winter league—running from September with playoffs in April

Our leagues are for players 18 and older and consist of 14-26 teams divided into multiple divisions based on skill and experience. Each division hosts its own playoffs at the end of the season.

Anticipated spring/summer divisions

  • recreational (low C/D)
  • competitive (mid/high C)
  • elite (A)
  • over 40

League games are held in Joy Burns Arena and Magness Arena, the home of DU’s nationally-ranked varsity hockey team. Games include two Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association officials and a game scorekeeper and/or supervisor.


Registration will open online March 2 for the spring/summer leagues.

Register online.


Spring/summer league: April 20 - September 21

Fall/winter league: September 22 - April 19


Spring/summer league

  • $6,000/team
  • new for spring/summer 2015 leagues: individual player payments
  • includes 18-week season plus at least one playoff game

Players must be 18 years or older.

Read the league rules (PDF).

Ice rental packages

If your DU adult ice hockey team is interested in practicing at the Ritchie Center, check out our ice rental packages. A limited number of preferred rate ice rental packages are available for our league teams. If you are interested in booking an ice rental package, please contact scheduling manager Kristina Norton at 303-871-7577 or

Additional program information

For additional information on the DU adult ice hockey league, please contact Amy Catlin at 303-871-3912 or