Creating Opportunities for Racial Equality (CORE) presented by Bridgestone will introduce the game of hockey to new players ages 5 to 9 at no cost and provide a unique opportunity for players of all backgrounds to join the hockey community while developing fundamentals skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice.

CORE presented by Bridgestone will feature six weeks of on-ice instruction at Ford Ice Center Antioch, a full set of equipment to keep, and a light dinner after each practice. Players will be taught the basics of skating and hockey with curriculum created and led by Ford Ice Center staff. No prior skating or hockey experience is required.

Core Quote from Bridgestone

"Training athletes matters. Giving them all skills for success on and off the ice? That's what really matters."

-Bridgestone Americas



Additional Information

Location & Direction
CORE Program Schedule

Spring Session

  • Monday, Feb. 12: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 26: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday, March 4: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday, March 18: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
  • Monday, April 1: 5 - 5:45 p.m.
Equipment Kit
  • CORE branded jersey
  • Shoulder pads
  • Gloves
  • Elbow pads
  • Helmet
  • Shin guards
  • Ice skates
  • Hockey Socks
  • Hockey Stick
  • Equipment bag