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MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey

By SYHA, 11/30/17, 12:15PM CST


Register now for winter session!

LEARN-TO-PLAY: The MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey program is made possible by a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks Organization, the Springfield Park District and the Springfield Youth Hockey Association. The winter session starts January 3rd!


The program is for boys and girls alike, ages 3-15, and is the beginner, feeder program for all other hockey programs. The program aims to provide new players with skills essential to playing hockey. These include; skating, stick handling, passing, and shooting. The program is for new players, and does not require any previous skating ability. The program is eight weeks in length, one night per week, and equipment is available with a refundable deposit. New participants will enroll in "Learn to Play 1", and will graduate to "Learn to Play 2".


Please contact the Nelson Center at 217-753-2800 today! For more information, please visit the SYHA webpage at or email


Players needing rental equipment may visit the Nelson Center on January 2nd (5:45-7pm) or January 4th (5:45-7pm) to be fitted for equipment. Please bring a check made to SYHA for $125 ($100 refunded after equipment is returned). Players may keep the equipment for as many sessions of MinorHawks Learn to Play as they continue to enroll in.

For more information, click HERE.