OUR STORY

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HOW WE
STARTED

In 2011, hockey buddies Ray Lilja and Congressman Mike Quigley saw that Chicago was the only major NHL city with no local hockey program dedicated to kids who do not otherwise have the opportunity to learn and play the sport. Hockey On Your Block launched as a free youth hockey summer camp for 25 kids in the neighborhood surrounding the United Center.

WHERE WE'RE
GOING

Hockey On Your Block currently engages more than 1,100 kids to get on the ice and play. We focus specifically on teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship, in addition to the mentoring and neighborhood engagement that result from organized programming. Our families are strong and deeply connected. We believe that by reaching more kids at more ice rinks and providing a place where our kids are known by name, our teens will graduate at a higher rate and be ready for whatever comes next.

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OURMISSION

Hockey On Your Block brings the joy of playing hockey to Chicago youth who would not otherwise gain this experience, improving their social and academic well-being and empowering them to find success through sportsmanship and teamwork.

2016 – 2017
SEASON SCHEDULE & LOCATION

Fall 2016
September 18 – November 13

Winter 2016
November 20 – February 5
No practice on Dec 25 or Jan 1

Spring 2017
February 12 – May 30
No practice on April 16

Summer Skate Chicago 2017
(Learn-to-Skate classes only)
Six classes
June – August

Morgan Park Sports Center
11505 S. Western
Chicago IL

McFetridge Sports Center
3843 N. California
Chicago IL