600+ Hours of Ice Time Since 2011
The more ice we have, the more time kids have to meet new friends and get active.
RAPIDLY GROWING ICE TIME AVAILABILITY
Ice time and insurance make up over 90% of our budget, and year after year we add more ice time to serve more kids. In 2016, we made a huge leap in the amount of ice time thanks to our alliance with the Chicago Park District. Hockey On Your Block purchased 156 sheets at McFetridge Sports Center on the North side and the new Morgan Park Sports Center on the South side. This makes us the largest provider of free indoor hockey in Chicago.
1,100+ Kids On The Ice Since 2011
That’s more than 1,100 kids throughout Chicago learning essential life skills and the core values of playing hockey: sportsmanship, perseverance and teamwork.
RAPIDLY GROWING OUR REACH
In 2011, we started with 24 kids on 14 sheets of donated ice. In 2015, because of our community outreach and positive reputation, we reached over 500 kids. In 2017, we expect to double that.
100% Volunteer Staff & Coaches
The Chicago hockey community gives back by donating their time and ability to teach kids how to play hockey.
EXPERIENCED COACHES MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Hockey On Your Block coaches are certified by USA Hockey, have earned at least a Level 1 coaching card and have completed the educational and safety modules pertinent to the age of players they are coaching.
2016 – 2017
SEASON SCHEDULE & LOCATION
September 18 – November 13
November 20 – February 5
No practice on Dec 25 or Jan 1
February 12 – May 30
No practice on April 16
Summer Skate Chicago 2017
(Learn-to-Skate classes only)
June – August
Morgan Park Sports Center
11505 S. Western
McFetridge Sports Center
3843 N. California