The Colorado Avalanche, sometimes known as AVS, is a professional ice hockey team based in Denver. As a member of the Central Division in the Western Conference, the Avalanche play in the National Hockey League (NHL). When an Avalanche game is held in their hometown, it takes place at the Ball Arena, a popular venue. In addition to the Avalanche, the Ball Arena hosts the Colorado Mammoth of the National Lacrosse League and the NBA’s Denver Nuggets.