Summit Hockey Classic

Players warm up before last year’s Summit Hockey Classic. Check out this year’s teams on Friday and Saturday night

You’ve spent your day on the slopes, soaking up the sunshine while making turns coming down the mountain.  After grabbing a bite to eat, you’re looking for something to do in the evening.   What could be better than going to a hockey game, complete with NHL players?

You’re in luck if you make a trip up to Breckenridge this weekend because the Fifth Annual Summit Hockey Classic will be held at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, 2012.  Local players from Summit County will be joined by NHL and NCAA hockey celebrities such as Pierre Turgeon, Ken Klee and Rick Boh.  Four teams, sponsored by Summit Orthopedics, Peak One Surgery Center, Copper Mountain Resort and Beaver Run Resort respectively, will battle it out for the top honors.

Games will be held on Friday at 5:30pm and 7:30pm, and on Saturday at 4:00pm and 6:30pm.  There will also be a “Celebrity Shootout” on Saturday night in between the consolation game and championship game. Tickets are nominally priced at $5.00 and can be purchased at the door.  And the best part?  Besides seeing some great hockey played by some of the stars of the sport, your ticket will also support Summit Youth Hockey Association.

Summit Hockey Classic

A “Puck Huck” competition will take place each evening. All spectators will receive a puck upon entry that will be tossed on to the ice during an intermission.

Yep, that’s right, the Hockey Classic is a fundraiser for the Summit Youth Hockey Association. The Summit Hockey Association is a local non-profit organization that offers children the opportunity to participate in both recreational and competitive ice hockey programs.  Summit Hockey also seeks to foster a child’s development, including such life skills as sportsmanship, respect, integrity, responsibility, teamwork and friendship.

So what are you waiting for?  Gather up the whole family, plus your friends, and your friend’s friends, and head to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena.  Where else can you watch some of the most highly skilled players in the game compete in a highly worthwhile event, and all for five dollars?  Nowhere else but Breckenridge.

 

By, Jenise Jensen

 

 

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