Our mission: expose the Illinois community to the game of hockey, introduce the sport to those who have not played, instruct players on the skills of the sport, and enhance the Blackhawks brand within the existing club organizations.
The Mini 1-on-1 Challenge allows participants to showcase their skills while contending to become the top shooter or goalie in the Squirt-age division. The winning team will win tickets to the 2020 NHL® All-Star Game.
The Blackhawks and Chicago Blackhawks Foundation are proud to present an award named after U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Eddie Olczyk to support young hockey players in Illinois who may not have the means to play at a competitive level.
Fifth Third Arena is the practice home for the Chicago Blackhawks and offers community programming, beginner hockey classes, adult hockey leagues, and public skate. The facility is also home to youth and high school hockey clubs, elite level tournaments, and fundraising events.
Our First Intermission Youth Hockey Relay Race gives your Mite and Squirt hockey players the chance to show off their skills in front of more than 20,000 Blackhawks fans. Fill out the form to enter your team today!
The JuniorHawks program, presented by Meijer, gives your Mites, Squirts and PeeWee hockey clubs the once-in-a-lifetime experience to skate on the same ice as the Blackhawks. We are now accepting teams for the 2019-20 season!
The Little Blackhawks Learn to Play program offers participants, between 5-9 years of age, free head-to-toe equipment, age appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by NHL Alumni. Information for the 2019 season will be coming soon!
First Stride is the follow up program to G.O.A.L., allowing 4th and 5th grade students with floor hockey experience a chance to take the ice! Each week 360 Chicago Public School Students will visit Fifth Third Arena to further their hockey education on and off the ice.