The annual Colorado Academy Alumni Skating Party, an 18-year-old tradition, saw alumni from the 1970s to late 2000s enjoying the festivities, fun, and food on a lovely December evening at the Denver Country Club Skate House.
Family Skate began at 5:30 p.m., giving little ones an opportunity to glide around without worry. Sleds were also available for the youngest guests. Most alumni families then took the 6:00 p.m. dinner option to feed their families at the barbeque buffet before heading onto the ice for a final spin. Many topped off the evening with the ice cream sundae bar and hot chocolate.
A second dinner service began at 7:00 p.m., mostly attended by alumni with older children and more recent alumni. Starting at 7:30 p.m., broomball players took to the ice. All ages and abilities had fun with the stick, called a “broom,” and ball. It was obvious that many alumni and their children were no strangers to the sport.
Colorado Academy competed in Ice Hockey for years, with many students playing on club teams, including the one sponsored by the DCC. Photos of CA alumni in their DCC uniforms were at the Skate House. CA has reinstated their Hockey program. Liz Buckingham Oertel’s family had to leave the party early so their son Buzz could play in CA’s season opener. David Kimball, Tom’s son, came off the ice to enjoy his birthday celebration, complete with a cake.
Each year, new alumni join the fun at this great venue. If you have never attended the CA Alumni Skating Party, come out in 2020 on Friday, December 4!
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