Frozen Fury is an annual pre-season ice hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, first played in 1997. On two occasions, the Kings have faced different teams instead of the Avalanche, once each against the Phoenix Coyotes and the San Jose Sharks. The fifteenth Frozen Fury was supposed to take place on September 29, 2012; however, it ended up being cancelled due to the NHL lockout. It resumed September 27–28, 2013, with the New York Rangers making their debut in the series. The next event will be during the 2014 NHL pre-season.
The first game to be played in Las Vegas was also the first outdoor game in the league's history: 14,000 fans came to a rink set up outside Caesars Palace to see the Kings defeat the New York Rangers 5-2 on September 28, 1991. The air temperature was 85°F during the game. The game served as a predecessor to both the Frozen Fury series and the NHL Winter Classic, the annual regular season game held on New Year's Day that began in 2008.