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Blackhawks Youth Hockey Camps

The Chicago Blackhawks youth hockey camps are summer programs for youth hockey players using top-notch coaches and former Blackhawks players. The camps provide both on- and off-ice instruction for hockey players of all skill levels.

Camp Highlights

  • Two on-ice sessions per day focusing on individual skill development, positional and team play through combination drills, stations and controlled scrimmages.
  • Daily off-ice training sessions
  • Daily activity sessions
  • High staff-to-player ratio
  • Blackhawks Alumni, staff and others on hand
  • Jersey for every camper

2018 Camp Dates

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Dates Location Ages
June 25-29, 2018 MB Ice Arena
1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Boys and girls 2005-2012 Birth Years
July 16-20, 2018 Mount Prospect Ice Arena
1501 Feehanville Dr., Mt. Prospect
Boys and girls 2005-2012 Birth Years
July 23-27, 2018 MB Ice Arena
1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Girls 2002-13 Birth Years
Aug. 6-10, 2018 MB Ice Arena
1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Boys and girls 2005-2012 Birth Years

Click here for more information about the Blackhawks Hockey Academy.

Weekly Camp Schedule

Boys and Girls 5-Day Daily Camp Schedule (subject to change):
Group 1 (2009-12 birth years)
9-10 a.m.: On-ice Powerskating
10-10:20 a.m.: Snack (bring your own)
10:20-11:10 a.m.: Off-ice activity
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: On-ice skills
12:55-1:25 p.m.: Lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Off-ice Training

Group 2 (2005-08 birth years)
9:00-9:50 a.m.: Off-ice activity
10:15-11:15 a.m.: On-ice Powerskating
11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Off-ice training
12:10-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
1-2:15 p.m.: On-ice Skills

 

Girls Daily Camp Schedule - July 23-27 (subject to change):
Girls Group 1 (2008-13 birth years)
9-10 a.m.: On-ice Powerskating
10-10:20 a.m.: Snack (bring your own)
10:20-11:10 a.m.: Off-ice activity
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: On-ice skills
12:55-1:25 p.m.: Lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Off-ice Training

Girls Group 2 (2002-2007 birth years)
9:00-9:50 a.m.: Off-ice activity
10:15-11:15 a.m.: On-ice Powerskating
11:25 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Off-ice training
12:10-12:45 p.m.: Lunch
1-2:15 p.m.: On-ice Skills

Key Camp Personnel

Annie Camins, Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Senior Director of Fan Development
  • Captain of the University of New Hampshire Division I ice hockey team
  • Finalist for the 1998 Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team that captured a gold medal in Nagano, Japan

Spencer Montgomery, Assistant Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Manager
  • Club Hockey Captain at Wheaton College (MA)
  • Level 5 certified USA Hockey coach
  • Varsity Assistant Coach at St. Ignatius College Prep

Laura Jordan, Assistant Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Assistant
  • Played at the University of British Columbia
  • Level 2 certified USA Hockey coach

Samantha Ratty, Assistant Camp Director

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Assistant
  • Played AAA Hockey for Chicago Mission
  • Level 1 certified USA Hockey coach

Michael Rigitano, Fan Development Intern

  • Blackhawks Fan Development Intern
  • Played at Montini Catholic
  • Level 2 certified USA Hockey coach

Jen Boniecki, Fan Development Intern

  • Played club hockey at The Ohio State University
  • Level 3 certified USA Hockey coach
  • Girls Varsity Assistant Coach at Loyola Academy

Coaches

Eddie Olczyk, Co-Lead Instructor

  • 16-year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup champion (drafted by Chicago; played for the Blackhawks, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Winnipeg, the New York Rangers and Los Angeles)
  • Elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Grew up in Chicago and played for Team Illinois, Niles MinorHawks and Brother Rice High School
  • Member of the 1984 Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team
  • In his 12th season as the TV Color Analyst for Blackhawks hockey on Comcast SportsNet and WGN-TV Channel 9

Jamal Mayers, Co-Lead Instructor

  • Community Liaison
  • Former Chicago Blackhawks player (2011-13)
  • 2013 Stanley Cup champion
  • Also played for St. Louis, Toronto, Calgary and San Jose during his 15-year NHL career

Justin Nelson, Skills Coach

  • Owner, Above and Beyond Powerskating School
  • Skills coach for several youth hockey organizations, including the Jets, Leafs, Huskies, Northern Express and Ice Dogs
  • Grew up playing Jr. A hockey in Davenport, Iowa

Kendall Coyne, Camp Instructor

  • Team USA Gold Medalist 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea
  • As a member of the U.S. Women's National Team, has played in five International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships (gold-2011, 2013, 2015, 2016; silver-2012), seven Four Nations Cups (1st-2011, 2012, 2015; 2nd-2010, 2014; 3rd-2013) and one IIHF Twelve Nations Invitational Tournament Series (2011)
  • Team USA Silver Medalist 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia
  • 2016 Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Winner
  • Captain and leading scorer of the NCAA Division I hockey team at Northeastern University in Boston
  • A native of Palos Heights, Ill., and played youth hockey for the Chicago Mission

Tommy Olczyk, Head Coach

  • Grew up playing youth hockey for the Northwest Chargers, Team Illinois, and the Chicago Mission
  • Played four years of Division-I hockey at Penn State University
  • Played for the Alaska Aces
  • Spent this past year playing professional hockey for the Indy Fuel (ECHL))

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I expect my child to be at the rink each day?
Please refer to the weekly camp schedule above. We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your first session on the first day.

Is lunch included?
Lunch is not included in the registration price. Depending on the camp location, there may be a concession stand or vending options. We will also give the option of a catered lunch each day. Nut-free outside food is welcome for campers during the week. Be sure to pack plenty of snacks and fluids in addition to lunch.

Do I need to sign a waiver for my child?
All waivers are electronic this year and must be signed to complete camp registration. You do not need to sign a paper waiver on the first day of camp.

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Contact Information

Questions? Please email Mike Rigitano at mrigitano@chicagoblackhawks.com or call 312-455-7662.

Eddie Olczyk Award