Instructional Hockey

Instructional Hockey

Registration Info

Fall Session I: September 10 – October 5
Fall Session II: October 8 – December 21

Fall Session I & II Registration

Residents: registration begins Monday, August 6 at 8:30am
Non-Residents: registration begins Monday, August 13 at 8:30 am

Minor Hawks Instructional Hockey Curriculum

The Winnetka Ice Arena Minor Hawks Instructional Hockey Class program is affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks. Participants in all Mini Hawks, Little Hawks, and Junior Hawks classes will receive a free Minor Hawks jersey! Our classes are designed to teach the aspiring hockey player the skills needed to enjoy the great game of hockey. Whether your child’s objective is to improve their hockey skills or just learn skating on a recreational basis, we have something for them. Our highly skilled professional staff have years of experience teaching young hockey players the fundamentals of hockey and skating. ALL participants must wear a hockey helmet with mask during class. We have a limited number of free helmets available during class.

Mini Hawks (ages 4-5.5)
These classes are for ages 4 to 5.5 who have completed a full session of Snowplow Sam or Basic 1 or have a recommendation from their instructor. 

Little Hawks (ages 5-6)
These classes are for students ages 5 to 6 who have completed two sessions of Mini Hawks or have a recommendation from their instructor. 

Junior Hawks (ages 6+)
These classes are for players with no prior experience or players with some previous instruction.

Need Equipment?

The Winnetka Ice Arena has a limited supply of free loaner equipment available. Please inquire at the front desk.