Adult Hockey Leagues

If you’re a competitive hockey player, check out the Ritchie Center’s adult hockey leagues! We’re proud to offer adult hockey leagues in the fall, spring and summer.

The next adult hockey league will be for the spring season, beginning in April and ending in July.

Our leagues are for players 18 and older and consist of 14-26 teams divided into multiple divisions based on skill and experience. Each division hosts its own playoffs at the end of the season.

Program Information

Current Season: April 13 – July 16

Next Season: Summer Classic Tournament (July 28-30)

Ages: 18 years and older

Spring Cost: $3,200/team

Summer Classic Cost: $850/team

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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.

Upcoming League Dates

Spring League: April 13 – July 16

Anticipated Spring League divisions:

  • B
  • C1
  • C2


Spring & Summer leagues: $3,200/team


Spring League registration: Begins February 10

Registration is a two-step process for team captains to complete:

  1. Captains must complete the team registration online, and pay deposit.
  2. Captains must then create their team in IMLeagues, and invite their roster to join.

Each member of the team must register with IMLeagues.

Participants can also register as a free agent. Free agents may be drafted and/or assigned to any team in their skill level with less than 15 players on a roster.

  1. Visit IMLeagues online.
  2. Click on the league you are looking to join (ex. Spring 2016).
  3. Click the green “Register/Signup” and select “Free Agent.”
  4. Complete the Account Sign-Up information.
  5. Select the levels you are interested in joining (Recreational – Elite Highest Level of experience).
  6. Add your phone number and Information about your skill and click “submit.”

You can email our captains via the individual leagues page by clicking their name under their team listing.

DU Summer Classic Tournament

Take part in the first DU Summer Classic adult tournament from July 28-30, 2017. Four divisions are offered (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Women’s), and all teams are guaranteed three games.

Cost & Registration

Cost: $850/team ($100 deposit)

Registration begins April 24.

Register Online

Adult Hockey FAQ

I don't have a team to play with. Can I still join a league?

Yes. You can register as a free agent.

When are games played?

Games are held on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

What divisions are included in the leagues?

“B” Division, Middle “C” Division and Lower “C” Division.

How many games are played each season?

During all seasons, teams play nine games.

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 scheduling manager Kristina Norton at 303-871-7577 or

Additional Program Information

For additional information on the DU adult ice hockey league, please contact Jesse Badder at or 303-871-3396.