The Colorado Avalanche are offering a new format for the MINI AVS program to showcase the growth and development of youth hockey in Colorado during home games at the Pepsi Center during the 2018-2019 season.

Burgundy Option - Association Night

Includes all game night experiences (list below). Associations choosing the Burgundy option will receive first priority to game selection. To qualify for an Association Night you must fulfill all program options and meet the participation minimums. 

Blue Option - Individual Items

The Blue Option allows for your players and families to participate in the Mini Avs program through the selection of one or a few of the in-game elements. Blue options are based on availability, so please prioritize your request. 


Colorado Avalanche Amateur Hockey Development Department 303.615.6825 


Pre-Game 8U Practice 

One hour of ice time prior to the Avalanche game will be provided for your 8U players of all ages to participate in a (60) minute skate with the Avs mascot Bernie!

*(Ice-time and Bernie is subject to availability and may vary depending on game date)

Program Sales

Teams will receive 100% of the proceeds earned from selling the Avs official game-day programs. 

Youth Skater

The Youth Skater of the game will receive and wear an official Avs home jersey as they skate out onto the ice with the team for the start of the game. They will be introduced to the crowd during the starting lineup announcement and remain on the ice until the conclusion of the national anthem.

1st Intermission Mites 

Showcase your mites during the first intermission while the Avalanche home crowd cheers them on. Each player will receive and wear a Mini Avs jersey while they skate. This program is limited to players 7 to 8 years old in the mites age group for cross ice games, including goalies. During this time the Association Director will be interviewed on Pepsi Vision. This is an opportunity to showcase your association to everyone in attendance.

2nd Intermission Relay Race 

The Avalanche are excited to announce the return of the Mini Avs Relay Race, a fan favorite experience for your 10U, 12U, 14U or 16U players.  The format will include skaters and goalies to compete in a race of obstacles to display their speed and skating abilities.  

*The age group will be chosen by the association to complete in front of the Avalanche crowd at the Pepsi Center.

Post-Game – Coaches Drop-In or Association Open Skate 

The post-game ice will be provided to your association with the option to host a coaches/volunteer appreciation drop-in game or the chance for all supports in attendance to participate in an open skate. *(Ice-time is subject to availability and may vary depending on game date)

The Mini Avs dates are subject to availability and all participants will require a ticket to participate. Associations will have access to maximize their Mini Avs night with fundraiser and participation options including, but not limited to –

  • An Association Ticket Website, includes special pricing and fundraising (no taxes or fees)
  • In Game Recognition
  • Bernie Appearance
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