Arapahoe Youth Hockey League (AYHL) is home to the Arapahoe Warriors and is one of the premier youth hockey associations in Colorado. Located in Metro Denver, AYHL is based at the South Suburban Family Sports Center complex, which is also the practice facility for the two-time Stanley Cup winning Colorado Avalanche NHL team. Click here for map to Family Sports Center.
AYHL is a successful and well-established hockey league which includes travel, recreational and U8 hockey programs. The travel program has every age division from Squirt (U10) to Midget Major (U18). As a Tier II program, AYHL has AA, A, B and C level teams that participate in the Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League (CCYHL). Our recreational program also includes every age division from Squirt (U10) to Midget (U18) with teams that participate in the Colorado Recreational Hockey League (CRHL). Our successful U8 program consists of three levels - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. At this level, we stress participation, fun and skill development along with creating opportunities to touch and handle the puck.
The South Suburban Family Sports Center is a state-of-the-art athletic and entertainment complex located in Centennial, Colorado about twenty minutes south of downtown Denver. It is a 100,000 square foot facility with 2 regulation size NHL ice rinks. It is the practice home of the Colorado Avalanche. Within the facilities are a hockey and golf pro shop, the Avalanche Sports Grill and bar, a banquet room, 2 sky boxes, an arcade with over 50 video games, a rock climbing wall, bumper cars, many inflatable games and laser tag. In addition to these facilities, the complex has a Sports Dome that houses lacrosse and soccer teams, a nine-hole executive golf course, heated driving range, golf practice facilities and mini golf.
In addition to the AYHL youth hockey program, Family Sports Center is home to a very popular adult hockey league, SSAHL, comprising over 50 teams. The facility also offers public skating, free-style figure skating, take-a-shot and drop-in hockey.
AYHL hosts several TOURNAMENTS each year.
The Bantam Early Bird Tournament is held in September and features elite Bantam travel teams from around the region. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are available!
AYHL also hosts the Jingle Bell Jamboree for U8 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced teams, which takes place right after Christmas.
Lastly, AYHL hosts the Mile-High Meltdown over President’s Day weekend in February, for Recreational Squirt, Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams.