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Learn to Play

The Chicago Blackhawks are excited to announce another year of the Little Blackhawks Learn to Play program! Learning to play hockey is more than just learning a game. More than skating, passing and stick-handling, hockey is about responsibility, respect and teamwork. As children learn the skills needed to succeed on the ice, they also build and solidify important character traits needed to succeed off the ice. With that in mind, the Learn to Play initiative was developed jointly by the National Hockey League and the NHL Players' Association to offer more families a chance to experience everything that makes youth hockey so rewarding.

Developed with the help of experts from USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, the Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, between 5-9 years of age, head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere. This program is for first-timers only. If you participated in Little Blackhawks last year or if you have an already registered USA Hockey number, you cannot enroll this year.

If you are interested in registering for a session this Spring, it is highly recommended a Learn to Skate program is completed before starting Little Blackhawks. You may register for one at your local rink, or at you Little Blackhawks host location.

Equipment kit includes:

  • Chicago Blackhawks Learn to Play jersey
  • Shoulder pads
  • Gloves
  • Elbow pads
  • Helmet
  • Shin guards
  • Pants
  • Hockey skates
  • Hockey socks
  • Hockey stick
  • Equipment bag 
Registration for the 2020 Little Blackhawks season is currently unavailable. Please sign up to receive updates below!

Questions? Please contact Laura Jordan at ljordan@chicagoblackhawks.com.

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