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Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Clinics
The free Blackhawks clinics will take place Wednesdays and Saturdays through February 14, 2018.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 to12 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 9, 2017, and continuing through February 14, 2018. 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 once again partner with the Chicago Blackhawks to offer Blackhawks Clinics at our ice rinks across the city” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly. “Our patrons look forward to this opportunity every year, and we thank the Chicago Blackhawks for helping us spread the love of hockey in Chicago.”

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:

Warren Park (6601 N. Western Ave.)          Mt. Greenwood Park (3721 W. 111th St.)

 December 9, 2017                                           December 13, 2017

 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                     4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)                   5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

 December 16, 2017                                         February 14, 2018

 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)                      4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)                   5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

 January 17, 2018

 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. (ages 5-8)

 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

Riis Park                                                Wentworth Park   

(6100 W. Fullerton Ave.)                       (5625 S. Mobile Ave.)    

 January 13, 2018                                   February 3, 2018

 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (ages 5-8)            11 - 11:45 a.m.(ages 5-8)   12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)         12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

Midway Plaisance Park (1130 Midway Plaisance North)

 January 27, 2018

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

 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

McKinley Park (2210 W. Pershing Rd.)

 February 10, 2018

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

 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. (ages 9-12)

 

Earlier this year, the Chicago Park District, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Blackhawks opened a roller hockey rink in Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western Avenue. The rink was funded by the Blackhawks through the National Hockey League’s Industry Growth Fund (IGF) as part of an initiative to further develop youth hockey. The Blackhawks will continue to work with the Chicago Park District to find suitable locations to build more rinks in the future.