Colorado Springs, CO — As a result of resoundingly positive feedback from the Colorado Springs community, The Broadmoor Winter Polo Classic will be back for a second year to bring winter polo to residents across the Pikes Peak region.
Polo Operations Partner and Player / Founder of Los Hermanos Ranch, Nicholas Francoeur, quoted, “The Broadmoor Winter Polo Classic is one of the most fun polo matches I have ever played in because of the history of the sport in Colorado Springs and the energy of the fans who I felt like were in the game with me.”
The 2024 endeavor will take place at the Norris Penrose Event Center on February 24, 2024. The match will once again feature top polo players from around the country. The Broadmoor Winter Polo Classic will adhere to most of the standard, traditional polo regulations with the exception of the tournament taking place in a dirt arena instead of a grass field. Teams will be comprised of three players and play will consist of four 7-min chukkers (periods).
Jack Damioli, President & CEO of The Broadmoor, said, “The Broadmoor Winter Polo Classic 2023 was welcomed by an enthusiastic local community and hotel guests. We look forward to presenting the prized Penrose Trophy to the top team in 2024!”
“Colorado Springs truly is a premier sporting destination and the Winter Polo Classic showcases that in such a unique way,” said Megan Leatham, President & CEO of Colorado Springs Sports Corporation. “We can’t thank the community enough for their support of this event and are proud to be able to host it for a second year in partnership with The Broadmoor!”
Tickets for the event will be announced at a later date. Please visit winterpoloclassic.org for additional information and event updates.
Photos courtesy of Mike Hunnisett (#2 polo player) and Rob Miskowitch (Emerald Valley trophy).
Congratulations to the Emerald Valley team for their hard-earned win in The Broadmoor 2023 Winter Polo Classic!
The Emerald Valley team players included: Hannah Stock, Andrew Wildermuth, and Alex Kokesh.