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Hockey Programs

Hockey classes and leagues for both youth and adult are designed for beginner through advanced hockey players. The hockey program is a great way to develop a unique skill, stay active and develop a love for the best game on the ice.

Want to try hockey for the first time? Take lessons at our Hockey Academy

Learn more about Ice Bears Travel Hockey League

Learn more about Adult Hockey Programs

View a full list of our hockey programs

Hockey Academy

REGISTRATION PROCESS Hockey Academy Program registration is on a first come, first serve basis, with certain seasons giving priority registration dates to those who are already enrolled in the program. 

Hockey Registration Schedule
Resident Enrolled in Fall I Classes Residents Not Enrolled in Fall I Classes Non-Resident Enrolled in Fall I Classes Non-Resident Not Enrolled in Fall I Classes
Registration opens Monday, October 7th at 8:30am Registration opens Tuesday, October 8th at 8:30am Registration opens Wednesday, October 9th at 8:30am Registration opens Thursday, October 10th at 8:30am


Youth Hockey Program Offerings

The Hockey Academy is introducing new levels with skill work designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating and progressively advance to more difficult skills with the stick and puck. Youth participants start in the lesson program, progress to the Polar Bear Hockey League, and then advance to the Ice Bears Travel Hockey program.

 Hockey Academy

The Park District of Oak Park Hockey Academy is a learn-to-skate/learn-to-play program focusing on developing the basics of both skating and hockey specific skills. Based on age, our program is split into two groups; the Polar Cubs (ages 3-5) and Jr. Bears (ages 6 and up). Classes are divided up by skill and often blended when learning skills. These classes operate in 7 to 10 week sessions depending on the season. Full hockey gear is required for ALL Hockey Academy Classes. We offer a free gear rental program for beginners.

In an effort to provide more game play experience, our new Polar Bear Hockey League (PBHL) will be 50 minute time slots with a 3v3, 4v4, and 5v5 format depending on age in a cross ice format. This program is encouraged to be done in conjunction with our Hockey Academy classes to build the necessary skills, however if you're just looking to play, you can! The program is divided into 2 age groups: 5-8 and 9-14. Full equipment is required with this program.


For the safety of all skaters on the ice, each level of the Hockey Academy requires full hockey equipment. 

The Park District of Oak Park proudly utilizes USA Hockey's One Goal Program. The One Goal organization provides starter sets of equipment (no stick) for players generally ages 3-10 new to the game or unable to participate due to the high cost of equipment. One Goal Equipment has limited availabilty and is distributed on a first come, first serve basis and all fittings must be done prior to your first day of class. Quantities are very limited through the summer months. For details, please contact Bryce Miller.

For general questions regarding our Hockey Programs, please contact Bryce Miller.

The Park District of Oak Park is a proud affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.




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