2020-21 UConn Hockey
season ticket holder information

A Message From Director of Athletics David Benedict

Our student-athletes and coaches are eagerly preparing for the start of the 2020-21 hockey season and another great year in HOCKEY EAST. Despite the challenges created by the ongoing pandemic, many of you have told us that you are looking forward to supporting the Huskies when they take the ice.

As I have shared with you previously, we are truly appreciative of your patience and understanding while we have navigated the waters of the rapidly evolving conditions over the past several months.

Related to attendance, we received initial guidance from state health officials that, except for the families of our student-athletes and coaches, spectators will not be permitted to attend our home games, to be played this year at the Mark E. Freitas Ice Forum on campus. We are certainly disappointed for our loyal UConn hockey fans but given the current conditions with the virus in our state and around the country, such a decision is understandable. Should conditions change over the course of the season which would allow us to welcome fans, we will inform you. Since we cannot deliver the season ticket packages that you purchased, we are sharing various options for you to consider related to your investment in our hockey program.

Over the past few weeks, we have spoken with many UConn supporters about the current challenges. Annual revenue streams like ticket sales allow us to provide critical scholarship support, but those revenues don’t exist amid the current conditions. Further, ongoing COVID-19 testing to protect the safety and welfare of our student-athletes and staff have presented significant, unexpected expenses. These costs are necessities which reflect our core mission to educate, protect, and provide opportunities for the more than 600 young men and women who represent our university.

We would respectfully ask you to consider converting your season ticket purchase to a philanthropic gift, which will assist us in supporting our student-athletes. By converting your purchase to a gift, you will make a significant and positive impact upon our UConn hockey student-athletes. Season buyers who convert their purchase to a gift will enjoy a number of benefits. Other options include the ability to apply the value of your purchase to the 2021-22 season, or to request a full refund.

We are here to assist you with your decision making. Please do not hesitate to contact our staff to discuss the options, so that you can make the best choice.

Thank you for your continued support of our UConn hockey program. We are grateful for your continued commitment to UConn Athletics and the outstanding student-athletes who proudly wear the Husky uniform.

2020-21 Season Ticket Holder Options

For patrons who purchased their 2020-21 season tickets.

OPTION 1 – PHILANTHROPIC GIFT

Convert 100% of your 2020-21 season ticket purchase into a philanthropic gift to the Fight On Fund.

Any philanthropic gift made as part of your selection will automatically earn priority points and will not be eligible for a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. If you wish to waive your points, please contact us at 1-877-288-2666.

Benefits Include:

  • An additional two (2) season tickets for the 2021-22 season.
    • Seat locations to be determined and not guaranteed to be next to original season ticket locations, but best effort will be made to place as close as possible.
    • Original quantity of seats from 2020-21 season must be purchased to receive.
  • Exclusive invitation to a designated away game during the 2021-22 season.
    • Two (2) tickets and transportation per account.
    • Subject to health and safety guidelines.
  • Receive 2x the normal HAF (Husky Athletic Fund) priority points (20 points per $100).
  • Retain renewal rights to current season tickets.
  • Receive first priority on available tickets at NO COST if/when spectators are permitted to attend games during the 2020-21 season.

OPTION 2 – APPLY 2020-21 SEASON TICKET PURCHASE TO THE 2021-22 SEASON

Apply 100% of 2020-21 season ticket purchase to the 2021-22 season.

Benefits Include:

  • Four (4) single game tickets to a select game for the 2021-22 season.
    • Seat locations to be determined and not guaranteed to be next to season ticket locations.
    • Original quantity of seats for 2020-21 season must be purchased to receive.
  • Retain renewal rights to current season tickets.
  • Receive second priority to purchase available tickets if/when spectators are permitted to attend games during the 2020-21 season.

OPTION 3 – A FULL REFUND OF 2020-21 SEASON TICKET PURCHASE

Request a full refund of 2020-21 season ticket purchase.  Please allow 8 weeks for refunds to be processed to the original form of payment.

Benefits Include:

  • Retain renewal rights to current season tickets.

2019-20 Season Ticket Holder Options

For patrons who held season tickets in 2019-20, but had not yet purchased their 2020-21 tickets. 

OPTION – PHILANTHROPIC GIFT

Season ticket holders who had not yet renewed their season tickets for the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing uncertainty may donate an amount equivalent or greater than the value of their 2019-20 season ticket purchase to the Fight on Fund.

Any philanthropic gift made as part of your selection will automatically earn priority points and will not be eligible for a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.  If you wish to waive your points, please contact us at 1-877-288-2666.

Benefits Include:

  • An additional two (2) season tickets for the 2021-22 season.
    • Seat locations to be determined and not guaranteed to be next to original season ticket locations, but best effort will be made to place as close as possible.
    • Original quantity of seats from 2020-21 season must be purchased to receive.
  • Exclusive invitation to a designated away game during the 2021-22 season.
    • Two (2) tickets and transportation per account.
    • Subject to health and safety guidelines.
  • Receive 2x the normal HAF (Husky Athletic Fund) priority points (20 points per $100).
  • Retain renewal rights to current season tickets.
  • Receive third priority to purchase available tickets if/when spectators are permitted to attend games during the 2020-21 season.

How to Select Your Option

After reviewing the options, season ticket holders CLICK HERE to make your selection.  If you need assistance or have questions, we are happy to help.  Please see our contact information below.

Deadline

december 31, 2020

2020-21 season ticket holders who do not respond by the 12/31/20 deadline will automatically be placed in Option 2, in which the 2020-21 season ticket purchase will be applied to the 2021-22 season.

FAQ

How do I select my option?
Can I still select any option even though I have already paid in full?
If I am on a payment plan, how will my choice affect my payments?
If I donate my 2020-21 season ticket purchase or my 2019-20 season ticket amount as a philanthropic gift, is it tax deductible?
If I chose Option 3 to receive a refund, when can I expect to receive it?
If I chose Option 2 to apply my purchase to next season, how will I receive it?
Where will games be played this year?
Can fans attend games at Freitas Ice Forum this year?
How can I watch games this year?
Where will my philanthropic gift be used?
When is the deadline to select my option?
How do I select my option?

After reviewing the options, season ticket holders may login to their account and select the option that best fits your needs. If you need assistance or have questions, we are happy to help.  Please see our contact information below.

Can I still select any option even though I have already paid in full?

Yes, you can select the option that best fits your needs, either a philanthropic gift, applicable credit for next season or a full refund.

If I am on a payment plan, how will my choice affect my payments?

Customers currently on the bill plan were not charged on 10/30. For customers that select Option 1 or Option 2, payments will resume on 11/30.  The charge will consist of the October and November payments.  Bill plans will end on their normally scheduled dates.

If I donate my 2020-21 season ticket purchase or my 2019-20 season ticket amount as a philanthropic gift, is it tax deductible?

Any philanthropic gift made as part of your selection will automatically earn priority points and will not be eligible for a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.  If you wish to waive your points, please contact us at 1-877-288-2666. 

If I chose Option 3 to receive a refund, when can I expect to receive it?

Please allow up to eight (8) weeks for the refund to be processed to the original form of payment.

If I chose Option 2 to apply my purchase to next season, how will I receive it?

Any credit for the 2020-21 season will be automatically placed on your account and applied to your 2021-22 UConn Hockey season ticket purchase.

Where will games be played this year?

All home games will be played at Freitas Ice Forum on UConn’s campus in Storrs.

Can fans attend games at Freitas Ice Forum this year?

Based on initial guidance from state public health officials, spectators are not permitted to attend our home games, except for families of the student-athletes and coaches.  This directive from the state may be modified during the season should conditions warrant.

How can I watch games this year?

Each game of the men’s and women’s 2020-21 season will be streamed live online for free on one of several ViacomCBS Digital properties. All games will be made available across the U.S. and internationally on SportsLive, while all games televised on NESN and NESN+ and other select matchups will also be made available on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app outside of New England.

Games placed on NESN and NESN+ will be made available on ViacomCBS Digital platforms only outside of New England, while NESN, NESN+, and NESN’s authenticated streaming service will provide coverage across the region.

To watch games on SportsLive, fans can visit CollegeSportsLive.com and select Hockey East from the All Partners drop down menu. There, fans can select to view all men’s and women’s games. If tuning in from outside New England and looking for a game airing on NESN or NESN+, fans should select Hockey East on NESN from the All Partners drop down menu.

Full How to Watch details and direct links to each game will be updated every week in the Watch tab of the league’s website, HockeyEastOnline.com.

For the most up to date viewing options for UConn hockey, please visit the schedule page at UConnHuskies.com for links and information.

Where will my philanthropic gift be used?
  • UConn Athletics has established the Fight on Fund to provide a direct, immediate avenue to support our student-athletes and coaches and to help UConn Athletics strategically navigate the uncertain road ahead.
  • Donations made to the Fight on Fund will go toward academic support, sports medicine, scholarship support, nutrition, COVID testing, and mental health services, as well as help bridge the gap in operational resources.
  • Gifts to the Fight on Fund are eligible for 2x the normal priority points (20 points per $100).
When is the deadline to select my option?

December 31, 2020.

2020-21 season ticket holders who do not respond by the 12/31/20 deadline will automatically be placed in Option 2, in which the 2020-21 season ticket purchase will be applied to the 2021-22 season.

While we have taken significant steps to reduce expenses amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Athletics remains committed to its core mission of supporting the education of our 600+ student-athletes. This year’s scholarship bill will exceed $14 million. Additionally, there have been substantial costs related to COVID-19 testing and monitoring, in order to keep our student-athletes safe and well. To illustrate, we are projecting ongoing COVID-19 testing to exceed $1.5 million over this academic year. Unfortunately, some of our normal revenue streams such as ticket sales and sponsorship, have been greatly reduced. As such, we are asking our loyal supporters to consider converting their season ticket purchase into a philanthropic gift which will directly benefit the young men and women who wear the UConn uniform.

We wanted to provide our patrons with a number of options from which to choose. Each of the options includes certain benefits. We encourage season ticket holders to review the various options in order to select one that best suits their personal needs. Our staff is available to discuss the options with you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

THANK YOU FOR Your SUPPORT OF OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES!

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