If you’re a competitive adult hockey player, check out the Ritchie Center’s adult hockey league, also known as the DUAHL!
The DUAHL’s primary 20-game winter season runs September through March, and shorter seasons are offered in the spring and summer.
Our co-ed league is for players 18 and older and consists of up to 24 teams divided into multiple divisions based on skill and experience.
Current & Upcoming Seasons
2018-19 Winter Season: September 15 – March 17
2018-19 Winter Season Playoffs: March 24-31
2019 Summer Season: May – August
The DU Adult Hockey League (DUAHL) includes winter, spring and summer leagues, each featuring a regular season plus a single-elimination playoff.
League games are held in Joy Burns Arena and Magness Arena, the home of DU’s nationally-ranked varsity hockey team. Games include two Colorado Ice Hockey Referee Association officials and a game scorekeeper and/or supervisor.
Read the league rules.
Spring & Summer leagues: $3,400/team
Winter leagues: $6,500/team
Team Pay in Full: $6,300/team ($200 discount)
Includes one free hour of practice ice
Team Pay in Installments*: $6,500/team
Two payments of $3,250 or three payments of $2,167
For teams unable to pay in full or in installments
Player Pay in Full: $499/players
Player Pay in Installments*: Two payments of $250/player
*All installment payments require a completed credit card authorization on file with the Adult Hockey Coordinator.
**All teams choosing the individual payment options must also have a completed credit card authorization on file with the Adult Hockey Coordinator to ensure all remaining team dues are collected in full.
Summer season registration: Begins February 1
Step 1: Reserve team spot & pay deposit
Teams must pay a non-refundable $500 deposit to reserve their spot in the league each season.
To pay the deposit, contact the Adult Hockey Coordinator in person or over the phone at 303-871-7444. Deposits must be received at least two weeks before the start of the season.
Step 2: Pay team fees
Teams and/or individual players must complete their registration online using one of the three payment options (team pay in full, team pay in installments or player payments).
DUAHL-B (Beginner’s League)
The DU Adult Hockey League – Beginners League is intended as learning environment for developing in-game awareness and strategy, understanding team concepts and putting hockey skills to the test, all in a fun and safe atmosphere. It is a new league for adults with little-to-no hockey experience but are ready to begin playing games in a semi-competitive envirnoment.
DUAHL-B is perfect for players who are new to hockey but feel their skills are game-ready. It is a bridge between our Adult Learn to Play Hockey lessons and the full DUAHL.
The DUAHL-B league features hour-long games held on Thursday nights (starting between 5:30-11:00 p.m.), played on Joy Burns Arena and Magness Arena. Games will have a single official and a game scorekeeper.
The league will feature six teams of 10-15 players (randomly assigned to teams), and teams are guaranteed eight games.
Full ice hockey equipment is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't have a team to play with. Can I still join the league?
Yes. You can register as a free agent. Free agents must pay for the season in-full prior to being placed on a team. If a free agent is not able to be placed, a full refund will be issued. Free agent pricing is $499 for the winter season and $250 for the summer season.
When are games played?
Games are primarily held on Sunday nights with some games (approximately 25-30 percent) held on Saturday nights.
What divisions are included in the league?
Middle “C” Division
Lower “C” Division
How many games are played?
During the winter, teams play 20 games.
During the spring and summer, teams play 10 games.
Every team is also guaranteed one playoff game following the regular season.
Is there a postseason tournament?
Yes. There is a single-elimination playoff tournament at the end of each season.
Ice Rental Packages
If your DU adult ice hockey team is interested in practicing at the Ritchie Center, check out our ice rental packages. A limited number of preferred rate ice rental packages are available for our league teams. If you are interested in booking an ice rental package, please contact Jesse Badder at 303-871-3396 or firstname.lastname@example.org.