MinorHawks Learn to Play 

What is MinorHawks?

- MinorHawks is a “Learn to Play” program for kids ages 4-8, sponsored by the Blackhawks, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) and USA Hockey.

What is the cost?

- Each location varies in cost, but all sessions average about $10 per session!

I don’t have equipment, what is provided?

- You don’t need equipment!
- Participating MinorHawks locations will provide participants with free rental equipment, rental skates and a Blackhawks jersey!

If you already have equipment, you can still participate!

Are you a rink wanting to become a MinorHawks location?

Simply contact Laura Jordan at 312-455-7046 or ljordan@chicagoblackhawks.com.

How do I get started?

Check out the list of locations below for a rink in your area and ask them if they have a MinorHawks/Learn to Play program. If you can’t find a program near you, contact the Blackhawks at youthhockey@chicagoblackhawks.com or 312-455-7056.

*Please note that participating programs may run at different times during the year. Not all programs are yearlong and may offer Learn to Play programs that are NOT a part of the MinorHawks program. Check with participating rinks for detailed information on specific programs.

*All MinorHawks programs are run and staffed though the participating rinks. Chicago Blackhawks coaches/staff do not teach MinorHawks programs.

MinorHawks Rink Locations
Addison Ice Arena
475 S. Grace St.
Addison, IL 60101
Contact: Jackie Merrill

Oakton Ice Arena
2800 W. Oakton Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Contact: Jordan Mann

All Seasons Ice Arena
31W330 N. Aurora Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563
Contact: Chris Chelios
Owens Center
1019 West Lake Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Contact: Brad Windsor

Arctic Ice Arena
10700 W. 160th St.
Orland Park, IL 60467
Contact: Darren McClusky

Pekin Youth Hockey Association
250 Red Bud Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554
Contact: Brian Feeney

Centennial Ice Arena
2300 Old Glenview Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Contact: Sean Flynn
Pepsi Ice Center
201 S. Roosevelt Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Contact: Joe Olsen
Champaign Urbana Youth Hockey Association
406 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61822
Contact: Nick Fabbrini
Rink Side Sports
6152 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Contact: Laura Baran
Crystal Ice House
320 East Prairie Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Contact: Teresa Rainey
Riverview Ice House
324 N. Madison St.
Rockford, IL 61107
Contact: Scott Burfoot
Darien Sportsplex
451 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
Contact: Rob Newburg
Rocket Ice Arena
180 Canterbuy Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Contact: Ed Schroeder
David S. Palmer Arena
100 W Main St.
Danville, IL 61834
Contact: Megan McCloud
Southwest Ice Arena
5505 W. 127th St.
Crestwood, IL 60445
Contact: Michele Boyce
Downers Grove Ice Arena
5501 Walnut Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Contact: Jon Woodring
The Edge Ice Arena
735 Jefferson St.
Bensenville, IL 60106
Contact: Todd Finner
Iceland Skate
8435 Ballard Rd.
Niles, IL 60714
Contact: Marty Stankowicz
West Madison Youth Hockey Association
725 Forward Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Contact: Ryan Picek
Mandt Community Center
400 Mandt Parkway
Stoughton, WI 53589
Contact: Wade Rewey
West Meadows Ice Arena
3939 Winnetka Ave.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Contact: Nick Cinquegrani
McFetridge Sports Complex
3843 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Contact: Brad Czachor
Winnetka Ice Arena
490 Hibbard Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Contact: Paul Schwartz
Nelson Recreation Center
1601 N. 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
Contact: Grant Hammer