History and Recent Success
With a rich history dating back nearly a century, the UCLA Bruins men’s ice hockey team is entering its 97th season. Over the last two years, the Bruins have gone 38-13-1, acquiring a 2022-2023 West Coast Hockey Conference Regular Season Championship title and making back-to-back appearances at the ACHA Men’s D2 Western Region playoffs. The program’s success would not have been possible without the incredible engagement from fans, alumni, and donors. With your help, we plan on continuing to establish UCLA Hockey as a successful program at the national level.
UCLA Ice Hockey is an entirely player-funded organization, which means that funding efforts are the most pressing issue. Unlike other sports that are located on campus, team members must pay high dues to compensate for equipment, league, travel, and practice fees. This campaign aims to offset the cost imposed on each player to make UCLA hockey as accessible and affordable as possible!
Where will your donation go?
- Ice Time (45%): Since ice is not conveniently located on UCLA’s campus, the Bruins must rent ice time and other respective facilities for practices and games. A 1.5 hour practice slot can cost upwards of $600. With a 30-game season from September through February, ice time makes up the majority of our $100,000 budget.
- Equipment (25%): Players must purchase their own equipment, much of which is not covered by team dues. Our biggest priority is making sure our athletes are equipped with safe and protective gear.
- Travel (25%): The Bruins compete against teams in states such as Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, which requires a substantial amount of travel-related expenses. This includes: airfare, vehicle transportation, food, and hotel accommodations for a roster of 20 skaters and coaches.
- League Fees (5%): Although such fees are a small percentage of the total budget, league payments are required for every participating ACHA program.
Expanding UCLA Hockey's Impact
With your support, we can continue to provide the UCLA community with a competitive collegiate hockey program. Your donation will allow us to expand the accessibility of the club to more students and help grow the sport of hockey in California. Thank you again for contributing to such a vibrant hockey atmosphere for our fans, friends, and families across the nation!
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