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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 tenth 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, the National Hockey League and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, approximately 2,000 children will receive FREE head-to-toe hockey equipment. New this year, the Little Penguins program will be offered in both a Fall (September-December) and a Winter session (January-April).

In pursuit of building a stronger community, the program will utilize 24 area locations, featuring age appropriate instruction based on USA Hockey's ADM model. 

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 7th, 2017 at 10:00AM.

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

Following the registration period, equipment pickup will take place in January 2018 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, 2017 to be eligible to register. In addition, participants must not have their 9th birthday before December 31st 2017.
  • 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 7th, 2017:

  • 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
 
Host Rink Website Rink Address
Day
Time Start Date Cost
1st Summit Arena Website 326 Napoleon St, Johnstown, PA 15901
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:00PM 01.17.18 $170
Alpha Ice Complex Website 66 Alpha Dr West, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Saturday
11:50AM - 12:50PM 01.06.18 $165
Baierl Ice Complex Website 103 Marshall Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086
Saturday
3:30PM - 4:20PM 01.20.18 $209
Beaver County Ice Arena - Brady's Run Park Website 121 Bradys Run Road, beaver Falls, PA 15010
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:00PM 01.09.18 $150
Center Ice Arena Website 100 Center Ice Dr, Delmont, PA 15626
Saturday
3:00PM - 4:00PM 01.06.18 $150
Frozen Pond Arena Website 118 Sylvan Spring Lane, Valencia, PA, 16059
Sunday
3:50PM - 4:50PM 01.07.18 $205
Galactic Ice Arena Website 750 Park Ave, Altoona, PA 16602
Sunday
4:00PM - 5:00PM 01.07.18 $135
Hess Ice Rink Website 3365 Mitchell Road, New Castle, PA 16105
Sunday
1:00PM - 2:00PM 01.07.18 $160
Ice Castle Arena Website 990 Castle Shannon Blvd., Castle Shannon, PA 15234
Sunday
4:10PM - 5:10PM 03.11.18 $200
Ice Mine Website 5001 W Crawford Ave, Connellsvile, PA 15425
Saturday
3:00PM - 4:00PM 01.06.18 $155
Morgantown Ice Arena Website 1001 Mississippi St., Morgantown, WV, 26505
Sunday
9:00AM - 10:00AM 01.07.18 $160
Mt. Lebanon Website 900 Cedar Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Monday
11:00AM - 11:40AM 01.08.18 $160
Mt. Lebanon Website 900 Cedar Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Monday
2:00PM - 2:40PM 01.08.18 $160
North Central Recreation Center Website 186 Schoolhouse Rd., Ebensburg, PA 15931
Sunday
8:30AM - 9:30AM 01.07.18 $140
North Park Website 1101 Pierce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101
Monday & Wednesday
6:45PM - 7:45PM 01.08.18 $160
Pittsburgh Ice Arena - GIRLS ONLY Website 700 Craigdell Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068
Sunday
5:40PM - 6:40PM 01.21.18 $170
Pittsburgh Ice Arena Website 700 Craigdell Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068
Sunday
4:30PM - 5:30PM 01.21.18 $170
Printscape Arena Website 144 Southpointe Blvd, Canonsburg, PA 15317
Saturday
2:00PM -3:00PM 01.06.18 $219
RMU Island Sports Website 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225
Tuesday
6:30PM - 7:20PM 01.09.18 $158
RMU Island Sports Website 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225
Saturday
9:30AM - 10:20AM 01.06.18 $139
RMU Island Sports Website 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225
Saturday
3:15PM - 4:05PM 01.06.18 $139
Rostraver Ice Garden Website 11 Gaitlin Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Saturday
4:00PM - 5:00PM 01.06.18 $170
S &T Bank Arena Website 497 East Pike Rd, Indiana, PA 15701
Friday
5:40PM - 6:40PM 01.12.18 $150
South Park Ice Rink Website 300 Corrigan Dr, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Monday & Wednesday
6:45PM - 7:45PM 01.08.18 $160
South Park Ice Rink Website 300 Corrigan Dr, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Monday & Wednesday
6:45PM - 7:45PM 02.12.18 $160
Spencer Family YMCA- Bladerunners Website 305 Church Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Sunday
6:00PM - 7:00PM 01.07.18 $170
The Ice Zone- Boardman Website 360 McClurg Rd, Youngstown, OH 44512
Monday
5:00PM - 6:00PM 01.29.18 $185
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex Website 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr, Cranberry TWP, PA 16066
Tuesday
2:00PM - 2:50PM 01.09.18 $160
UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex Website 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr, Cranberry TWP, PA 16066
Saturday
9:20AM - 10:10AM 01.06.18 $185
Wheeling Park Website 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003
Sunday
10:00AM - 11:00AM 01.07.18 $220

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.