Chicago, IL – On Wednesday, June 15, the Chicago Blackhawks will break ground on a new 125,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Community Training Center. The facility will house year-round youth hockey development programs, recreational leagues and events, while also serving as the practice facility for the Blackhawks and visiting National Hockey League teams.
The Chicago Blackhawks Community Training Center will contain two NHL regulation-size ice rinks, spectator seating and a dedicated parking lot to serve facility guests. Approximately 94 percent of the proposed facility’s utilization will serve the surrounding community, including young adult, youth and community programs that may not have the means to play otherwise.
Chicago Blackhawks Charities (CBC) will oversee year-round youth programs and clinics at the facility, ensuring the project’s community benefits extend to those who would otherwise be unable to cover the costs of ice time, equipment and transportation. There will be special youth programming in partnership with the Chicago Park District, such as open-skate times and community events, hockey and figure skate rentals and ice rentals for adults and youth recreational leagues.