Colorado Avalanche Mile High Mites program coming to Eagle Ice Rink |

Colorado Avalanche Mile High Mites program coming to Eagle Ice Rink

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The Mile High Mites Learn to Play Hockey program will be offered at the Eagle Ice Rink. Registration must be done by Sept. 13 and cost is $190.
Manuel Findeis | Special to the Daily

EAGLE — Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District is partnering with the Colorado Avalanche to bring the Mile High Mites Learn to Play Hockey program to the ice rink in Eagle.

The program is designed to introduce kids to hockey and helps counter the cost of equipment. For $190, kids get a full set of ice hockey gear and six practices, some of with will include Avalanche alumni.

Registration must be done by Thursday, Sept. 13, and will be on a first come, first served basis on availability.

Registration is not done through WECMRD. To register, visit https://learnto

Mile High Mites Includes:

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One player for the Learn to Play program at the association/rink of your choice

Full set of CCM gear

Hockey 101 for players and parents at Pepsi Center

One on-ice session will include an Avs alumni to teach the game and educate the players, coaches and parents

The program is open to players 5-9 years of age (birth years 2009-13)

Note: 4-year-olds can be eligible but must have had their fourth birthday by May. 1, 2017, to be eligible to participate.

Colorado Avalanche equipment:

Mile High Mites jersey




Shoulder pads

Shin guards

Elbow pads


Equipment Bag

Mile High Mites stick


Friday, Sept. 28, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.

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