Annual hockey rivalry Saturday night at Dobson in Vail |

Annual hockey rivalry Saturday night at Dobson in Vail

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The Vail Ski Patrol and the Vail Ski School will take to the ice at Dobson Ice Arena Saturday night for the 21st annual Vail Ski Patrol-Vail Ski School Hockey Game – an old tradition and rivalry.

The charity event raises money for the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, a nonprofit that helps locals with overwhelming medical bills. The event raised $12,000 last year for Bobby Cox, the head of the Yellow Jackets at Vail Mountain.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the puck drops at 6:40 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door for admission, with a suggested donation of $5. There will also be food and drinks for sale inside.

Reid Phillips, the co-captain of the Ski Patrol team, said the game is a great rivalry and a good time. He’s hoping to have a crowd of at least 1,200, which is what it was last year.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Phillips said. “It’s one of those old traditions that has still survived in the valley.”

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