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Hockey – Youth

The Peoria Park District is the place to learn how to play hockey… check out our programming below!


Learn the preliminary fundamentals of hockey while increasing your skating skills. The Coordinator of Hockey must approve your skill level to take this class.
  • Full equipment required.
  • For ages 5-13.

Intro to Hockey II

This class will focus on hockey skills.
Eligibility: Skating Star Level 2 or Super Skates Level 1.  Equipment required: HECC certified hockey helmet with mask, shin pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, athletic cup and supporter, and hockey stick.  Recommended equipment includes hockey pants and shoulder pads. Skate rental is included in the fee.  Equipment is available to purchase at Owens Center in the Edge Pro shop.
  • Full equipment required.
  • For ages 3-13.

Chicago Blackhawks/Minor Hawk Learn to Play Program

The Chicago Blackhawks, Peoria Park District and PYHA host this 4 week program with focus on skating, stickhandling, passing, shooting, and cross ice game play.  Eligibility Not more than one year experience in PYHA. Register with USA Hockey at usahockeyregistration.com. USA hockey registration is free for players 6 and under and $40 for ages 7 and up. Proof of membership is required at registration. Receive a free Blackhawk jersey for participating!
  • Full equipment rental is provided.
  • For ages 3-8.

Freestyle & Developmental Hockey

Sessions are available to practice freestyle and hockey skills and/or to receive private instruction.  Scheduled times and rules are available at the rink and online at peoriaparks.org.
  • Ages 3+.

50/50 Clinic

The 50/50 clinic is for Mite, Squirt, and Pee Wee levels. It consists of 30 minutes of instruction, followed by 30 minutes of scrimmage. Goaltenders are welcome! We will have a separate goalie area for all sessions.

Community Partner: Peoria Youth Hockey Association (PYHA)

Peoria Youth Hockey Association exists to promote the growth of ice hockey in the Peoria area by encouraging, developing and administering the sport. PYHA endeavors to develop and prepare players and coaches to achieve optimal performance at all levels while providing essential information, quality instruction and a positive experience through participation in the program.

  • Travel and House Hockey Leagues
  • Pre-Season Conditioning
  • Used Equipment Sale
  • Clinics
  • Learn more at pyha.org.