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Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey

The Pittsburgh Penguins are pleased to announce the return of Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program for its ninth season!

The Pittsburgh Penguins youth initiative has become the standard for excellence in learn to play. With the help of USA Hockey, Sidney Crosby, DICK'S Sporting Goods, CCM and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, approximately 1,200 children will receive FREE head-to-toe hockey equipment.

In pursuit of building a stronger community, the program will utilize 25 area locations, featuring age appropriate instruction based on USA Hockey's ADM model. These locations also include five weekday daytime programs, and two girls only programs.

What's included?

Free head-to-toe CCM equipment bearing the SC87 brand. Each participant will receive the following new equipment:

  • Hockey helmet with cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey Gloves
  • Hockey Pants
  • Shin Guards
  • Skates
  • Little Penguins Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment Bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter. 

Registration Information 

Online Registration begins on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:00AM.

Registration MUST be completed online -- telephone and on-site registrations will NOT be accepted.

As a requirement, parents will register their child for USA Hockey. This will take place during the online registration process, along with the equipment sizing procedure.

Following the registration period, equipment pickup will take place in January 2017 at the participant's pre-selected DICK'S Sporting Goods location.

For questions or concerns, please contact us at: littlepenguins@pittsburghpenguins.com.

Please Note:

  • Participants must have had their 4th birthday by September 1st, 2016 to be eligible to register. In addition, participants must not have their 9th birthday before December 31st 2016.
  • Children who previously participated in the Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program, are not eligible to participate in the program again.
  • Children who are currently playing in a mite program, and are USA Hockey registered, are not eligible to participate in the 2017 program.

Please Review The Following Suggestions Prior To Registration On Tuesday, November 1, 2016:

  • Review the list of participating ice arenas and select your location preference
  • Multiple registrations will not be permitted.
  • If registration is sold out at your preferred location, and you are unable to register, you may then try to register at another location.
  • If all preferred locations are sold out after submitting your registration, you will be automatically added to the waiting list for that selected location. In the event an opening becomes available, waiting list registrants will be notified.
  • If your child does NOT know how to skate, we strongly recommend that your child sign up for a "Learn to Skate" class at your local rink. 

 

 

Little Penguins Locations
Rink Address Website Start Date Number of Sessions Price Day of Week Time
 
Alpha Ice Complex 66 Alpha Drive West Pittsburgh, PA 15238 View Website 01.07.17 10 $160 Saturday 11:40AM
Baierl Ice Complex 103 Marshall Drive Warrendale, PA 15086 View Website 01.21.17 10 $209 Saturday 11:50AM
Belmont Ice Complex 415 Butler Road Kittanning, PA 16201 View Website 01.28.17 8 $155 Saturday 12:40PM
Bethel Park - YMCA South Hills 305 Church Road Bethel Park, PA 15102 View Website 01.08.17 10 $190 Sunday 6:00PM
Cambria County War Memorial Arena 326 Napoleon Street Johnstown, PA 15901 View Website 01.11.17 10 $210 Wednesday 6:00PM
Center Ice Arena 100 Center Ice Drive Delmont, PA 15626 View Website 01.07.17 10 $140 Saturday 3:00PM
Frozen Pond Arena 118 Sylvan Spring Lane Valencia, PA 16059 View Website 01.08.17 10 $185 Sunday 5:00PM
Galactic Ice Arena 750 Park Avenue Altoona, PA 16602 View Website 01.15.17 10 $135 Sunday 4:00PM
Hess Ice Rink 3365 Mitchell Road New Castle, PA 16105 View Website 01.08.17 10 $160 Sunday 1:00PM
Ice Castle Arena 990 Castle Shannon BLVD Pittsburgh, PA 15234 View Website 03.05.17 10 $190 Sunday 4:10PM
The Ice Mine 5001 W. Crawford Ave. Connellsville, PA 15425 View Website 01.14.17 10 $120 Saturday 11:00AM
The Ice Zone 360 McClurg Road Youngstown, Ohio 44512 View Website 01.30.17 10 $185 Monday 5:00PM
Iceoplex 114 Southpointe BLVD. Canonsburg, PA 15317 View Website 01.21.17 10 $209 Saturday 2:00PM
Kirk S. Nevin Ice Arena 520 New Alexandria Road Greensburg, PA 15601 View Website 01.14.17 10 $135 Saturday 3:35PM
Morgantown Ice Arena 1001 Mississippi St. Morgantown, WV 26505 View Website 01.15.17 10 $160 Sunday 9:05AM
North Central Recreation Center 186 Schoolhouse Road Ebensburg, PA 15931 View Website 01.08.17 10 $160 Sunday 1:15PM
North Park Ice Rink 1101 Pierce Mill Road Allison Park, PA 15101 View Website 01.11.17 10 $135 Wednesday 6:30PM
Pittsburgh Ice Arena (COED) 700 Craigdell Road New Kensington, PA 15068 View Website 01.24.17 10 $160 Tuesday 5:30PM
Rostraver Ice Garden 101 Gallitin Road Belle Vernon, PA 15012 View Website 01.07.17 10 $170 Saturday 4:00PM
S&T Bank Arena 497 East Pike Road Indiana, PA 15701 View Website 01.07.17 10 $130 Saturday 11:00AM
South Park Ice Rink 300 Corrigan Drive Bethel Park, PA 15102 View Website 01.16.17 10 $135 Monday 6:30PM
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive Cranberry Township, PA 16066 View Website 01.07.17 10 $185 Saturday 10:10AM
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex (Spring) 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive Cranberry Township, PA 16066 View Website 04.22.17 10 $185 Saturday 10:10AM & 9:20AM
Wheeling Park Ice Rink 1801 National Road Wheeling, WV 26003 View Website 01.08.17 10 $190 Sunday 10:00AM
Coed Weekday Daytime Programs
Rink Address Website Start Date Number of Sessions Price Day of Week Time
 
Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink (Day Time) 900 Cedar Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15228 View Website 01.10.17 8 $135 Tuesday 11:00AM
Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink (Day Time) 900 Cedar Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15228 View Website 01.10.17 8 $135 Tuesday 2:00PM
RMU Island Sports Center (Day Time) 7600 Grand Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15225 View Website 01.11.17 8 $155 Wednesday 1:00PM
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex (Day Time) 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive Cranberry Township, PA 16066 View Website 01.10.17 10 $160 Tuesday 2:00PM
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex (Spring/Day Time) 8000 Cranberry Springs Drive Cranberry Township, PA 16066 View Website 04.11.17 10 $160 Tuesday 2:00PM
Girls Only Programs
Rink Address Website Start Date Number of Sessions Price Day of Week Time
 
Center Ice Arena (Girls Only) 100 Center Ice Drive Delmont, PA 15626 View Website 03.18.17 10 $140 Saturday 3:00PM
Pittsburgh Ice Arena (Girls Only) 700 Craigdell Road New Kensington, PA 15068 View Website 01.26.17 10 $160 Thursday 5:30PM

All dates, times and fees are subject to change
*Skating lessons are highly recommended prior to the start of the Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey program.