SkatesGiving 2021

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 2021 Schedule

Thursday Nov. 25


All day - Pie Sales

SkatesGiving Breckenridge at the Stephen C. West Arena at 6:30am, 8:30am and 10 am Mountain Time.

SkatesGiving Gunnison at the Jorgensen Event Center at 9am and 10:30am Mountain TimeSkate 3

SkatesGiving Glenwood Springs at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 9am and 10:30 Mountain Time

Friday Nov. 26


SkatesGiving Canandaigua, NY (Location and Times TBD)

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Date and Time

ThanksGiving Morning, Every Year
and also on Black Friday in select locations.


Breckenridge, CO
Glenwood Springs, CO
Gunnison, CO
Canandaigua, NY
Stay tuned as we add more locations.

To sign up to skate at your local event

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!

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