The Breckenridge Bucks: Hockey, food, wine, beer, Mini Mites, figure skaters, and fun on cold winter’s nights

The Breckenridge Bucks faced the Colorado Thunderbirds and Aspen Leafs in their mid-January home series at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena, January 15-16 and January 22-23, 2016. They split the series with the Thunderbirds, 5-6 in overtime and 7-5; and lost in both contests with the Leafs, 2-9 and 2-7.

The Breckenridge Bucks

Intermission entertainment included a five-minute Mini Mites game between a determined group of young hockey players who were shorter than the length of their sticks, and another elegant performance by figure skater Jamie Ann Chandler.

Jamie Ann Chandler

Fans had a number of food choices including flavorful Gumbo and Red Rice & Beans with Spicy Sausage from The Lost Cajun, pulled pork sliders and beef chili from Whole Foods Market, beer from Breckenridge Brewery, and wine from Grande River Vineyards.


Fans continue to be pleasantly surprised to find wine being poured at a hockey game. It has been an excellent opportunity for attendees to taste wine from Colorado’s wineries. The mid-January home series featured Grande River Vineyards, located in Palisade. Fans had their choice of 2012 Malbec, a rich red, or 2013 Meritage White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Malbec and Meritage White from Colorado’s Grande River Vineyards

Beer lovers enjoyed Arnie Palmer Saison Farmhouse Ale and Trademark Belgian Pale Ale, both brewed locally at Breckenridge Brewery.

Beer from Breckenridge Brewery

Downstairs at Eric’s donated cheese and pepperoni pizzas, while Northside donated their Boneyard, Imperial, and Lulu’s pizzas. Medium and dark roast coffees from Mug Shot Café kept hockey fans warm.

Concession stand photobomb from Bucky, the Breckenridge Bucks’ mascot

Until our next adventure in wine and food…

The Breckenridge Bucks
Stephen C. West Ice Arena
189 Boreas Pass Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424

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