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What is Coronation and how did it begin?

Coronation is the last event to be held during the Imperial year. It celebrates the beginning of UCPPE. The Monarchs have worked hard all year, and they step down with their friends and family from all over the Imperial Court System. UCPPE celebrates an entire weekend of events.

Coronation Weekend also starts the new year for the next Reign. The newly elected Monarchs are brought into the ballroom and crowned at the end of the event. This next coronation will crown the new Emperor/Empress/Emprx XLVII (47).

In prior years, Coronation was scheduled in June. The cost to host Coronation in June became increasingly expensive due to the popularity of the summer months, therefore Coronation was moved to November.

Coronation is a chance for the current reigning Monarchs to honor their friends that have been inspirational throughout the year with a special request of a command performance. Command Performers get the opportunity to perform at different parts of the evening on Coronation Night. Since Reign XXXI, the UCPPE allows for only ten command performers to have appropriate time management throughout the event.

Coronation is an event where the community is presented the results from Voting Day. At the end of the night, results are presented for the new members of the Board of Advisors in the at-large role, as well as the new reigning Emperor/Empress/Emprx.

  • Coronation was originally held in June.
  • Coronation was held in several hotels for many years.
    • During Reign XXIV Coronation was held at the Sheraton. During Reign XXXI, the Sheraton changed to the Crown Plaza hotel. Coronation has been hosted by this hotel for over ten years. Coronation is currently held at the Academy Hotel.
  • Coronation is a Board Function
    • Coronation is supervised by the Board of Advisors. Just like other State Functions, Coronation is started by a greeting from the President of the Board of Advisors. The Monarchs appoint a Coronation Coordinator to make sure the event runs smoothly. Once the event starts, the Monarchs are on the Dias and have no time to make any other planning decisions.
  • Coronation Weekend
    • Thursday In-Town Show
    • Friday, Out of Town Show and Bus Tour
    • Saturday, Coronation
    • Sunday, Victory Brunch

The In-Town Show

Usually, the Thursday before Coronation, the In-Town Show is chance for the Monarchs to honor all the people who helped the reign hold success over the year.  Awards and Certificates are given to In-Town Regents and Line Members.

Out Town Show and Bus Tour

The Out of Town Show was held at the hotel for some years, but the space needed along with the cost became too cumbersome. The Out of Town Show is currently held at Club Q during the Bus Tour, Show time 7 pm.


Coronation starts at 5:00pm. Colorado Springs has prided itself on hosting a buffet dinner where guests start eating an hour before the event starts. After the traditional opening ceremonies, guests are welcome to continue eating from the buffet until the end of second set. The Guests will see talented Command Performers, witness the majesty of In-Town and Out-of-Town walks of Regents, Businesses and Organizations. The Monarchs give out Lifetime Awards and have one last evening sitting on the Imperial thrones. The newly elected Monarchs are crowned at the end of the event.

Victory Brunch

Victory Brunch is the Sunday afterwards. We invite guests to attend a buffet. The event is designed to be both comfortable as well as elegant. The stepping down Monarchs give out more awards to in-town and out-of-town guests. The newly elected Monarchs are given a chance to welcome their new Reign. They announce their reign theme, colors, and the theme and date of their stepping down Coronation. During Victory Brunch  the Emperor/Empress/Emprx of the reign also dub their new Prince/Princess/Princet Royal.

Coronation 47, Once Upon A Time, Evil Kingdoms Rise

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Please join us in beautiful Colorado Springs for Coronation XLVII: Once Upon a TIme, Evil Kingdoms Rise. The host hotel is The Academy Hotel and rooms in the block start at $80/night. Coronation and Victory Brunch will take place at The Academy Hotel. Hospitality will be open all weekend with complimentary food and drinks. (schedule TBA)



November 10, 2022 – In Town Show at Club Q (Price: Free)

November 11, 2022 – Out of Town Show and Bus Tour at TBD (Price: $25)

November 12, 2022 – Coronation XLVII: Once Upon a Time, Evil Kingdoms Rise at The Academy Hotel (Price: $80 with dinner, $60 without dinner)

November 13, 2022 – Victory Brunch at The Academy Hotel(Price: $30) Victory Shot Party at Club Q (Price: Free)

Early Bird Weekend Ticket Packages are $110 until August 20, 2022, thereafter the package will be $130.

Coronation Tickets

Walks and Entrances

Individuals representing Courts, Businesses or Organizations are encouraged to walk. Groups with five (5) or more representatives are invited to do an entrance limited to a maximum of five (5) minutes. Performances are limited to seven (7) minutes. Appropriate formal or themed attire and regalia is requested for everyone on the stage for crowning ceremony. Appropriate content: no confetti, no glitter, nudity, open flames, live animals, bare breasts, or exposed buttocks.

Hospitality Suite

Hospitality plans to be announced shortly.


We will reserve entire tables with full pre-payment for (8) eight seats. Prepaid tickets will be held at the Hospitality Suite or at the door at Coronation.
No refunds will be made.



Out of Town Protocol will be accepted by the Vice-President in the Hospitality Suite. Businesses and Organizations, please type out and print your protocol to be placed in its own envelope. Hand this protocol to the Coronation Coordinator.

In-Town Protocol will be collected by the Vice President of the Board. (2nd floor) on 8 ½ x 11 paper. Accepted from 10:00am—1:00pm. Protocol should be typed.
There is a computer center on the first floor of the hotel. Please spell difficult words or names phonetically.  All Protocol can also be emailed to .

Coronation Program Ads

We invite everyone to place an ad in our Coronation 47 Program. The deadline for placing an ad is October 20, 2022. All ads should be camera-ready art, digital format. Leave a 1/4” border around each of the four edges of a full 8 1/2” x 11” page. Ensure ad is in either jpg, or png format.

Please send payment with Ad. Court checks, money orders or cashier’s checks accepted. Remit in United States Currency.
Checks should be made out to:
The United Court of the
Pikes Peak Empire
Include Ad payment to:

Attn: UCPPE Coronation Ad
P.O. Box 6925
Colorado Springs, CO 80934

Ads will not be printed until payment has been received.

You may also purchase your ad online via our secure server and upload your content via our upload page:

coronation program ad deadline 10-20-2022If you order your ad online via our secure server, don’t forget to upload your ad copy via the Upload page. Remember that Regents and paid-up members of the Court receive 50% discount on their ads placed, contact for the coupon code.

The Academy Hotel

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The Academy Hotel
8110 N. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs is family owned and operated, conveniently located on the northside of Colorado Springs right off of I-25 and within close proximity to Garden Of The Gods, Cave Of The Winds, Manitou Springs, Seven Falls and America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak.

Our hotel is pet friendly and pets are permitted only in designated “Pet Friendly” rooms.

Settle in with us by relaxing and dining at the Falcon’s Bar & Grill. Daily Happy Hour cocktails and appetizers are also enjoyed at our cozy fireside lounge. Our hotel also features an indoor heated pool that can be enjoyed 24 hours a day.

Known for our famous complimentary breakfast with made to order omelets and waffle bar, The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs exhibits a warm atmosphere with luxurious atrium waterfalls, cozy fireside lounge, and indoor heated pool. Guest Rooms feature plush, comfortable bedding, DirecTV ( 200+ channels, HBO, Showtime) and Sonicast streaming for a pleasurable stay.

Additional amenities include free high speed Wifi, fitness center, parking, sun deck, and game room. We offer onsite dinner dining at Falcon’s Bar & Grill. The 24 Hour Convenience Store is located at the Front Desk.

The hotel is conveniently located near a number of restaurants and stores.

Check-In:4pm | Check Out: 11am

To book within the room block and receive the rates below you must CALL the hotel at 719-598-5770. Ballroom capacity is 150 Persons! so get your Ball Tickets early before they sell out!

The room block code is “UCPPE Annual Coronation”.

Standard Queen or King Room: $80 per night

Deluxe Queen or King Room: $90 per night (recommended)

Pet Friendly Queen or King Room: $90 per night

Mountain View Queen or King: $100 per night

Accessible Queen or King: $80 per night

Family Suite (2 Queen): $120 per night

The Academy Hotel

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