City of Denver Celebrates Start of New Season as “Hockey Capital USA”

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, town leaders and Colorado hockey stars from more than one ranges of festival, lately unveiled a 10-foot-high commemorative hockey puck to kick off Denver’s built-in advertising marketing campaign, Hockey Capital USA. The symbolic puck, which options the names of all 88 avid gamers from Denver’s 4 2022 championship groups – Colorado Avalanche, University of Denver (DU) Pioneers, Denver East Hockey and Pee-Wee Jr. Avs – is an integral piece of the citywide advertising marketing campaign to commemorate the championship 12 months in Colorado hockey historical past.

The Pioneers captured their NCAA record-tying 9th nationwide championship with a win over Minnesota State in Boston on April 9.

“As Denver and Colorado revel in these victories and the teams take on the new season, we are excited to commemorate their collective, triumphant victories by designating Denver as Hockey Capital USA. VISIT DENVER and the Denver Sports Commission are showing our shared pride in each win by launching a campaign that is seen and heard throughout the city,” stated Richard Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER.

The large, commemorative hockey puck will rotate to a number of places all through the town for hockey fanatics to peer and use as backdrop for seflies. The Puck Tour contains stops at Union Station Oct. 6-20 and Magness Arena Oct. 21-Nov. 7, Ball Arena Nov.10-20 and Civic Center Park Mile High Tree Nov. 21-Dec. 31.

The Hockey Capital USA marketing campaign will run from October thru December and come with greater than 200 boulevard banners, huge billboards and virtual signage within the Denver Theater District.

At Denver International Airport, visitors will likely be welcomed with a Hockey Capital USA virtual billboard and a teach message recorded by means of Avalanche stars, Gabe Landeskog and Erik Johnson.

The marketing campaign will even come with a 60-second TV spot which can run on scoreboards at Ball Arena all through Avalanche video games and Magness Arena all through DU hockey video games. Additional Hockey Capital tv spots and radio spots will air on Altitude TV and native radio.

Web banners will likely be operating on spouse web sites together with Downtown Denver Partnership, Denver Chamber of Commerce, VISIT DENVER and City of Denver

Local ice rinks around the town will even function dasher forums, in-ice trademarks and signage and the Ice Rink at DEN will function the Hockey Capital USA dasher forums.

Hockey Capital USA 2022 by means of the Numbers

  • The Colorado Avalanche and University of Denver Pioneers become the primary groups from the similar town to win the Stanley Cup and NCAA Division I titles in the similar 12 months since 1972.

  • With the University of Denver’s 2022 championship, they now cling a record-tying 9th NCAA Division I identify for one faculty.

  • This previous season, a list 3,077 avid gamers elderly 8 and beneath had been enjoying hockey in Colorado, with women being the quickest rising phase.

  • Colorado is house to greater than 500 early life and highschool hockey groups and every other 500 grownup hockey groups.

  • Colorado hosts greater than 20 main match occasions every hockey season.

  • Total USA Hockey individuals in Colorado come with 15,000 early life/highschool avid gamers, 7,500 grownup

    avid gamers and 10,000+ coaches and volunteers.

  • Girls’ participation in hockey is rising in Colorado by means of greater than 30% every season.

  • There are 14 amenities in metro Denver, that includes 25 sheets of ice. Throughout the state, there

are 33 amenities and 49 sheets of ice.

For extra details about Denver’s championship hockey season, and Hockey Capital USA designation, move to Hockey Capital USA.

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