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Adult Hockey & Public Skate

Ritchie Center

Adult Hockey Programs & Public Skate

Play where the Denver Pioneers compete, or skate in an NHL-sized arena through our public skating and hockey programs.


Adult Ice Hockey Leagues

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

  • spring/summer league—running mid April with playoffs in September
  • 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

Learn more about how to join our leagues, find practice and game schedules or contact us for more information.

Learn to Play Hockey

It’s never too late to learn how to play hockey. In our adult Learn to Play Hockey program, we’ll teach you the basics of effective skating, passing and shooting.


Drop into Joy Burns Ice Arena for our public skating events to brush up on your skating skills, or skate a few laps with family and friends.

Public skate is free to Coors Fitness Center members.

Find details about our public skate program, including schedules, skate rentals and entry fees.