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Adult Ice Hockey Leagues

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

  • fall/winter league—beginning in September with playoffs in April
  • spring league—beginning in May and ending in July
  • summer league—beginning in July and ending in October

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

  • A (elite)
  • B (competitive)
  • C (recreational)

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 is now a two-step process for team captains to complete:

  1. Captains must complete the team registration form (PDF), and pay deposit.
  2. Captains must then create their team in IMLeagues, and invite their roster to join.

Each member of the team must register with IMLeagues.

Participants can also register as a free agent. Free agents may be drafted and/or assigned to any team in their skill level with less than 15 players on a roster.

  1. Visit IMLeagues online
  2. Click on the league you are looking to join (ex. Spring 2016)
  3. Click the green "Register/Signup" and select "Free Agent"
  4. Complete the Account Sign-Up information
  5. Select the levels you are interested in joining (Recreational - Elite Highest Level of experience)
  6. Add your phone number and Information about your skill and click "submit"

You can email our captains via the individual leagues page by clicking their name under their team listing.


Spring season: May 22 - July 24

Summer season: July 31 - October 2


Spring & Summer leagues

  • $3,000/team or $6,000 for both seasons
  • Each season includes 10 games

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 Jake Drzayich at 303-871-3396 or