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Clinics are offered December 8, 2018 through February 6, 2019.
Clinics are offered December 8, 2018 through February 6, 2019.Photo: Chicago Park District

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Park District are partnering again this winter to offer free hockey clinics at six neighborhood ice rinks across the city. Parents of children, ages 5 to 12 years old, are encouraged to enroll their young ones in this year’s clinics.

The free Blackhawks clinics will take place Wednesdays and Saturdays starting on December 8, 2018, and continuing through February 6, 2019. Skates and equipment will be made available to participants for free. Upon arriving at the rinks for their scheduled clinics, participating kids will also receive a keepsake Chicago Blackhawks jersey.

“The Chicago Park District is excited to team up with the Chicago Blackhawks for yet another year of offering our children access to instructors, equipment and facilities so that they may learn to stand on their own and play the sport with pride,” said Chicago Park District Superintendent & CEO Michael P. Kelly. “This long-standing partnership has allowed us to continue to grow the presence of the sport in neighborhoods citywide.”

Online registration is required before attending one of the clinics. Parents are also encouraged to arrive 20-30 minutes before the clinic begins to better facilitate the distribution of equipment and jerseys. For more information and to register, parents should visit www.chicagoblackhawks.com/cpdclinics.

Blackhawks Clinics will take place at the following locations:

December 8, 2018

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.        

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                    

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)                  

 

December 15, 2018

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                    

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

January 16, 2019

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.          

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

January 19, 2019

Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                    

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

January 23, 2019

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.    

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

January 26, 2019

Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                    

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

January 30, 2019

Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

February 2, 2019

Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                    

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

February 6, 2019

Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

Earlier this year, the Chicago Park District, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Blackhawks opened a Hockey Rink at Norwood Park in Chicago’s 41st Ward. The new 75’ x 160’ rink features a SportCourt surface for both street and roller hockey use, creating accessibility across multiple seasons. The rink, located at 5801 N. Natoma Avenue, will serve as a public park amenity and will be programmed by the Chicago Park District. While the Chicago Blackhawks may hold occasional clinics and camps at the rink, its primary purpose is for residents to use at their own discretion.