Oak Park Ice Bears Hockey
This program is designed for players with experience in the sport who are ready to take their game to the next level. This league competes against other organizatons as part of the North West Hockey League. Players are divided by birth year and evaluated based on skill to produce equal teams at each level where players receive balanced ice time. Each team averages two practices and one game a week.
For more specific information, or if you have not yet participated in Ice Bears, please contact Kayla Fauria, Aquatic and Rink Manager.
Spring registration information coming soon! It will be posted by Monday, Feb. 4, registration will begin February 23.
**All New Players must have permisson to register by the Aquatic & Rink Manager.**
Mandatory Program Pre-Requisites
Mite and Squirt
New Mite (U-8) and Squirt players must have minimally passed Jr. Bears 3, participated in 4 full sessions of Polar Bear Hockey League, and have a Hockey Academy coaches recommendation PREVIOUS to registering. Players who have not met these requirements will not be able to register. Players who do not meet these requirements may schedule an evaulation.
Peewee and Up
Contact the Aquatic & Rink Manager to set up and evaluation. New players will not be taken into peewee, bantam or midget without an evaluation.
Spring 2019 Age Groups
Mite/8U - 2011/2012
Squirt/10U - 2009/2010
Peewee/12U - 2007/2008
Bantam/14U - 2005/2006
Midget/18U -2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 - Oak Park Ice Bears hope to commit (1) Midget team for the spring 2019 season.
Spring Registration 2018 Registration
Registration has closed for all levels except 2000-2003 birth years! Join the Ice Bears for the Inagural season!
New to Ice Bears? Please contact Kayla Fauria, Aquatic and Rink Manager prior to registration.
Check out our Ice Bears Mites (shown below) and the rest of the Ice Bears, and cheer them on at their home games! The full schedule for every Ice Bear team at all levels is located here!
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"Fostering balanced competition and fair play in hockey throughout Chicagoland."
The Northwest Hockey League was formed to provide safe recreationally competitive youth hockey at all age levels.The league focuses on sportsmanship, fair play, and player development.
The Park District of Oak Park also offers in-house youth hockey and adult hockey.
View a full list of our hockey programs.