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Learn To Skate & Play Classes

Beginner Blackhawks
This is a learn to skate program for players who are new to the ice. Players at this level will learn skating basics such as falling down and getting up safely, marching in place, gliding and turning. Players in this class will develop confidence on the ice and comfort in both skates and basic pads. Equipment required: skates, helmet, knee/shin pads and gloves.

MinorHawks and Little Blackhawks
Players in this program must have passed Beginner Blackhawks. At this level, players will continue to develop skating fundamentals such as forward stride, backwards skating, stopping and basic edge control. Sticks and pucks will be introduced at this level to teach participants how to skate with a stick and learn the fundamentals of basic puck control. Equipment required: skates, helmet with full face shield/cage, shin pads, gloves, elbow pads, pants, shoulder pads, and stick.  (Little Blackhawks offered in spring and summer only) 

Blackhawks Rookies
Skaters at this level must have passed Beginner Blackhawks and Little Blackhawks. This class works to prepare players for an ADM team experience. Players will refine forward skating, backwards skating, stopping and edge work. Players will also begin passing, shooting and learning about situational play. Equipment required: skates, shin pads, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, helmet and stick.

Youth Hockey

ADM (American Development Model) Teams

The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and preparing them for a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey. ADM teams are offered through the Chicago Jets and Chicago Stallions. Click on the logos below for more information.

Stallions Chicago Hockey
Jets Chicago Hockey Club
After completing the Blackhawks Rookies program at Fifth Third Arena, players have the option to join an American Development Model (ADM) program run by the Chicago Stallions at Fifth Third Arena or through the Chicago Jets at Johnny's Ice House. Click the team logo to view each program's specific date, time, and age information.


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  • “Coaches are very professional and extremely engaged. Absolutely thrilled with the entire program.”