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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 us at 312-455-7056 or

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 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: Scott Maeder

Leafs Ice Centre
801 Wesemann Dr.
West Dundee, IL 60118
Contact: Anita Seaholm

All Seasons Ice Arena
31W 330 North Aurora
Naperville, IL 60563
Contact: Chris Chelios

Mandt Community Center
400 Mandt Parkway
Stoughton, WI 53589
Contact: Ryan Picek

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

McFetridge Sports Complex
3843 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Contact: Brad czachor

Arctic Zone and Carmel Ice Stadium
1040 3rd Ave. SW
Carmel, IN 46032
Contact: Mike Aubry
North Shore Ice Arena
2111 Founders Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Contact: chuck smith
Canlan Ice Sports
1581 W. Normantown Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446
Contact: Eddie Hawkins
Oakton Ice Arena
2800 Oakton St.
Park Ridge IL 60068
(847) 692-3359
Contact: Jordan Mann
Champaign Urbana Youth Hockey Association
406 E. Armory Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
Contact: Josh Gulley
Oregon Community Sports Arena
100 North Perry Parkway
Oregon, WI 53575
Contact: Dan Zurawik
Crystal Ice House
320 e. Prairie St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Contact: Glenn Busch
Owens Center
1019 W. Lake Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614
Contact: Brad Windsor
Darien Sportsplex
451 Plainfield Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
Contact: Suzy Chudzik
Pepsi Ice Center
201 S. Roosevelt Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Contact: Joe Olsen
David S. Palmer Arena
100 W. Main St.
Danville, IL 61832
Contact: Lisa Thompson
Rink Side Sports
Gurnee Mills Mall - 6152 W. Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Contact: Rheanna Walsh
Downers Grove Ice Arena
5501 Walnut Ave.,
Downers Grove, IL
Contact: Jon Woodring
Riverview Ice House
324 N. Madison St.
Rockford, Il 61107
Contact: Scott Burfoot
The Edge Ice Arena
735 Jefferson St.
Bensenville, IL 60106
Contact: Todd Finner
Rocket Ice Arena
180 Canterbury Ln.
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Contact: Paul Gawecki
IceLand Skate
8435 Ballard Rd.
Niles, IL 60714
Contact: Marty Stankowicz
Southwest Ice Arena
5505 W. 127th St.
Crestwood, IL 60445
Contact: Paul Manning
Inwood Ice Arena
2011 Olde Mill Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60586
Contact: Cristi White
West Meadows Ice Arena
3939 Winnetka Ave.
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Contact: bob veller

Jet Training Arena
731 N. 17th St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Contact: Chris Louis

Winnetka Ice Arena
490 Hibbard Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Contact: Paul Schwartz