SkatesGiving 2023

What is SkatesGiving?

SkatesGiving is a drop in style skate on Thanksgiving morning used to raise funds for your local hockey association. Money is raised via sponsors, skate registration, merchandise and pie sales in order to direct funds to the local youth program. The goal is to help your local association grow the game and get more kids playing. In Breckenridge that means our primary goal is to make the Mite program free and introduce more kids to the sport. On Thanksgiving morning, we rent a few hours of ice and divide up the teams to make sure the teams are leveled. We schedule the appropriate amount of spots per hour so the benches are full, but not too full and we play some hockey. We don’t keep score. We just have lots of fun and make sure everyone touches the puck. It is a non-competitive, fun and inclusive skate for everyone of all skill levels. Are your kids coming home from college? Do they want to get on the ice with their friends? Perfect….sign them up. Does your 12 year old hockey player not have a Thanksgiving tournament? Great! Get her on the ice. Mom and Dad…don’t forget to bring your skates too.

Whats included with the event?

SkatesGiving 2023 Schedule

Monday, Nov. 20 -
Thursday, Nov. 23

Pie Sales

Thursday, Nov. 23

2023 SkatesGiving Events

Stay tuned for skate Times at these locations:

SkatesGiving Breckenridge at the Stephen C. West Arena

SkatesGiving Gunnison at the Jorgensen Event Center

SkatesGiving Glenwood Springs at the Glenwood Springs Community Center

SkatesGiving Vail at the Eagle Ice Rink

SkatesGiving Grand Junction at the Glacier Ice Arena

Details for the next SkatesGiving

Date and Time

ThanksGiving Morning, Every Year


Breckenridge, CO
Glenwood Springs, CO
Grand Junction, CO
Gunnison, CO
Vail, CO

To sign up to skate in Breck

Put the Bird in the Oven and come skate for a great cause.

Download BenchApp and enter the team invite code 2EAB93 or go to:


Once you have signed up for BenchApp you can select the location and time of your skate.

See you on the ice!

To sign up in Grand Junction, contact Jackson Wilson at

To sign up in Glenwood Springs, contact TK Kwiatkowski at (970) 366-7311 or

To sign up in Vail, contact Eric Eves at (970) 331-8617

To sign up in Gunnison, contact Bill Frame at (719) 330-3519 or