Ice hockey is a popular sport in Colorado. During the winter months, players can be found on the numerous Colorado lakes and rinks slapping sticks and scoring goals. Summer temperatures find Denverites enjoying the indoor rinks across the state, with frosty rinks welcoming those escaping from seasonal heat. With year-round skating available throughout the area, we bring you the top adult hockey leagues in Denver.
DU Adult Ice Hockey League
Coors Fitness Center; games held in Joy Burns and Magness Arena
2201 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
Registration fee: Spring/Summer league – $3,000/team, Fall/Winter league – $6,000/team
Located on the gleaming DU campus, the DU Adult Ice Hockey League is a great way to enjoy a convenient Denver location and play with some of the best the city has to offer. With stunning facilities, an easy location and a variety of skill levels, year-round hockey offerings are located minutes from downtown.
Rocky Mountain Hockey League
The Ice Ranch
841 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO 80120
Registration fee: $520 per player
Players enjoy food and drink specials at Santoro’s Restaurant located at The Ice Ranch. Whether getting off the ice after a game or watching others play on the six big-screen TVs, the great food and camaraderie atmosphere makes for a great hockey league. Care to try your hand at curling or broomball? A wide variety of on-ice programs are available.
Foothills Ice Arena
2250 S. Old Kipling St.
Lakewood, CO 80215
Registration fee: “Red Division” $330 per player for 17-week season, “Blue Division” $195 10-week season
Located off Old Kipling, Foothills Ice Arena has been home to the training of ice-hockey stars for years. Last season’s champions Rusty Buckets and Northstars call the league home and the popular arena is great for families and hockey leagues alike. Host to all skill levels, a variety of ice-hockey programs are offered through the arena and league.
Denver Women’s Hockey League
Ice Centre at the Promenade
10710 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CO 80020
Registration fee: $225 per skater
Encouraging fair play, openness and friendship, the Denver Women’s Hockey League provides an environment where women can play the sport free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. Offering camps to further skills and mixed leagues, Denver Women’s Hockey League skates on Westminster and Arvada Ice.
Player’s Bench: The Hockey Store
4401 S. Tamarac Parkway
Denver, CO 80237
Known for its great customer service and vast variety of equipment, the Player’s Bench is the ultimate resource for hockey players in Denver. Complete with its own hockey rink and sheet ice in the back, shoppers are assisted by previous NHL players and gear experts for everything from pads to blades and sticks to gear bags. A $10, 10-minute Rapid Shot session lets customers know how well sticks perform. If feeling athletic or indecisive, opt for the $20, 20-minute session.