MB Ice Arena has created a path that allows for hockey players to stay at the rink from the first time they put on skates through high school. It begins with classes organized by facility staff and run by passionate and knowledgeable coaches. To sign up, click below!

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REGISTRATION FOR YOUTH CLASSES NOW OPEN!

REGISTER FOR YOUTH HOCKEY CLASSES

 


NEW Weekday Tot Classes - This weekday morning program is for tot hockey players of all skill levels. Coaches will work with first time skaters new to the ice or skaters with limited experience. Tot hockey has a low student to teacher ratio for individualized attention and will allow skaters to develop at their own pace. All players in this program will receive a jersey on the first day of class. 

Beginner Blackhawks – This program is for players who are new to the ice. Players at this level will learn skating basics such as falling down and getting up safely, marching in place, gliding and turning. Players in this class will develop confidence on the ice and comfort in both skates and basic pads. Equipment required: skates, helmet, knee/shin pads and gloves.

MinorHawks and Little Blackhawks (Little Blackhawks offered in spring and summer only) – Players in this program must have passed Beginner Blackhawks. At this level, players will continue to develop skating fundamentals such as forward stride, backwards skating, stopping and basic edge control. Sticks and pucks will be introduced at this level to teach participants how to skate with a stick and learn the fundamentals of basic puck control. Equipment required: skates, helmet with full face shield/cage, shin pads, gloves, elbow pads, pants, shoulder pads, and stick.

Blackhawks Rookies – Skaters at this level must have passed Beginner Blackhawks and Little Blackhawks. This class works to prepare players for an ADM team experience. Players will refine forward skating, backwards skating, stopping and edge work. Players will also begin passing, shooting and learning about situational play. Equipment required: skates, shin pads, hockey pants, shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, helmet and stick.

American Development Model (ADM)

The American Development Model is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice, and prepares them for a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey. ADM teams are offered through the Chicago Jets and Chicago Stallions. Click on the logos below for more information.

Youth Hockey

ADM (American Development Model) Teams

The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and preparing them for a lifelong passion for the sport of hockey. ADM teams are offered through the Chicago Jets and Chicago Stallions. Click on the logos below for more information.

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Jets Chicago Hockey Club
After completing the Blackhawks Rookies program at MB Ice Arena, players have the option to join an American Development Model (ADM) program run by the Chicago Stallions at the MB Ice Arena or through the Chicago Jets at Johnny's Ice House. Click the team logo to view each program's specific date, time, and age information.