#Piohoco Festivities Highlight This Weekend at the Ritchie Center

Oct. 18, 2017

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DENVER - The University of Denver Division of Athletics and Recreation is set for 2017 #Piohoco this weekend, which will include eight teams in action, Hocktoberfest and Pio-Palooza. 

This weekend's festivities start with Fan Jam tonight (Oct. 18) at 6 p.m. MT in Magness Arena. The event is free of charge, and will include a slam dunk contest, a dance contest, player and coach introductions, warm-ups, cheer and dance performances and a three-point contest between the men's and women's teams. 



On Friday, stop by the annual Gymnastics Open House (2:30 p.m.) and the men's swimming and diving meet (5 p.m.) before checking out Hocktoberfest. Celebrate with friends, fellow alums and the DU community at Hocktoberfest as we kick-off the 2017-2018 Hockey season against Lake Superior State. Join us at the DU beer garden as we welcome the returning NCAA Ice Hockey Championship Team to Magness Arena for the start of the campaign. Next to the Ritchie Center and steps from the DU light rail stop, the event is being held Friday, October 20, 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include entrance to Hocktoberfest and food. Beverages must be purchased separately at the event. Hockey tickets must be purchased separately. 

Denver will raise its 2017 Hockey National Championship banner with a pregame ceremony that begins at approximately 6:45 p.m. MT on Friday inside Magness Arena. 

Saturday's schedule starts with a men's lacrosse game against a group of its Alumni All Stars. Tewaaraton finalists Wesley Berg and Connor Cannizzaro highlight a group of seven All-Americans and 15 student-athletes from the 2015 National Championship Team. Faceoff is set for 12 p.m. MT. 

Fans can stick around Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium afterwards for the women's lacrosse fall game against Colorado at 3:30 p.m. MT, before checking out the 2017 Pio-Palooza. Join us for the best, family-friendly Pio party of the year, Pio-Palooza! Bring your kids, family or friends to celebrate and enjoy pre-game festivities. The event runs Saturday from 4-7 p.m. at Championship Village outside Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center. Take the light rail and make the evening a family adventure. Tickets are $5 and include entrance to Pio-Palooza. Hockey tickets must be purchased separately. Saturday night's hockey game will begin at 7 p.m. MT, and fans can pick up their free schedule magnets at the door, presented by Public Service Credit Union, while supplies last. 

Denver women's soccer closes out the #Piohoco weekend with both its Senior Day and Pink Game (vs. Western Illinois) on Sunday at 12 p.m. MT. 

Parking Advisory

Due to Hocktoberfest, ADA parking will be moved this weekend to the Cable Center lot, immediately west of the Hocktoberfest and Pio-Palooza festivities, located on the north side of the Daniel L. Ritchie Center. Due to the number of events this weekend, fans are encouraged to arrive early, car pool or use public transportation. 

Uber, the Official Rideshare of University of Denver Athletics

Denver Athletics has partnered with Uber as the official rideshare app for University of Denver Hockey. The official pick-up and drop-off location is at the round-a-bout on the north side of the Ritchie Center. Download the Uber app and use the promo code DU Athletics, and get your first ride up to $15 free. 

2017 #Piohoco Schedule

Oct. 18 - 6 p.m. - Men's and Women's Basketball Fan Jam - Magness Arena - Free Admission and Free Food

Oct. 20 - 2:30 p.m. - Gymnastics Open House - Gates Fieldhouse - Free Admission | Information

Oct. 20 - 5 p.m. - Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Air Force - El Pomar Natatorium - Free Admission

Oct. 20 - 5 p.m. - Hocktoberfest - Parking lots immediately north of the Ritchie Center (SW corner of Buchtel and University Blvd.) | Tickets and Information 

Oct. 20 - 6:45 p.m. - National Championship Banner Raising (7 p.m. faceoff) - Hockey vs. Lake Superior State - Magness Arena - Free Mini Banners while supplies last, presented by Metro Brokers | Tickets

Oct. 21 - 12 p.m. - Men's Lacrosse vs. Alumni All-Stars - Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium | Tickets

Oct. 21 - 3:30 p.m. - Women's Lacrosse vs. Colorado - Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium - Free Admission

Oct. 21 - 4 p.m. - Pio-Palooza - Parking lots immediately north of the Ritchie Center (SW corner of Buchtel and University Blvd.) | Tickets and Information

Oct. 21 - 7 p.m. - Hockey vs. Lake Superior State - Magness Arena - Free Schedule Magnets while supplies last, presented by Public Service Credit Union | Tickets

Oct. 22 - 12 p.m. - Women's Soccer vs. Western Illinois - DU Soccer Stadium - Senior Day/Pink Game | Tickets 


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