The Blackhawks are hosting ‘Try Hockey for Free’ events on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 in partnership with 15 community ice rinks across Illinois and bordering suburbs of Indiana!

'Try Hockey for Free' is designed to help kids overcome the initial barriers to the sport and get them excited to come back for more. Each participating rink will host two sessions for those interested in learning the sport of hockey, one for kids six and under and one for those seven and up. Each participant will receive a jersey, t-shirt, hockey stick and a ticket to a Blackhawks game for the upcoming 2023-24 season. Skate rentals will also be provided courtesy of participating rinks; participants will be responsible for bringing their own helmet (e.g., bike helmet, hockey helmet, etc.).

Advanced registration for all events is strongly encouraged as very limited walk-ups will be accepted. Please register at a participating rink near you below!

Try All Parts of Hockey for Free

Try All Parts of Hockey for Free

A marquee event, ‘Try All Parts of Hockey for Free’, will take place at Fifth Third Arena on Saturday, Oct. 14, where participants can take part in the on-ice sessions, as well as kid-friendly, interactive activities on how to become a coach, referee, team mascot, broadcaster and more ways to be involved in the game.

Participating Rinks

Arctic Ice Arena Orland Park, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Addison Ice Arena Addison, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Centennial Ice Arena Wilmette, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
CanLan Sports - Romeoville Romeoville, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
CanLan Sports - West Dundee West Dundee, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Glacier Ice Arena Vernon Hills, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Skatium Ice Arena Skokie, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
The Kube Sports Complex Hammond, IN 6 & Under  7 & Up
Midwest Hockey Training Arena Dyer, IN 6 & Under
Fox Valley Ice Arena Geneva, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Mt. Prospect Ice Arena Mt. Prospect, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Oakton Ice Arena Park Ridge, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Ice Valley Center Kankakee, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up
Top Shelf Ice Arena Gurnee, IL 6 & Under  7 & Up