Hockey is a fun recreational activity, as well as a competitive sport for kids or adults. Starting off young in a sport such as hockey teaches you the lifelong skills to play or coach hockey into adulthood.
Current program schedule
Our Youth Hockey program is held at Oakton Ice Arena and is staffed by USA Hockey certified professional skills instructors, with classes organized by skill level.
Oakton Ice Arena is proud to partner with the Chicago Blackhawks to bring you our MinorHawks Pre-Hockey program! This introductory program is perfect for getting your child involved in the greatest sport on ice. Contact Hockey Supervisor Jordan Mann by email for details.
Begins with skating skills, such as marching and falling, and advances to skating backward and C-turns.
Introduces stick and puck skills.
Is your child ready to try competitive play in a friendly and fun environment? Join our Jr. Express house league! This in-house league is a great place for children to start practicing their hockey skills in a team setting. Players are divided into teams each season and, at season's end, a champion is crowned. ADM-style cross-ice game format is used. Perfect for recreational play or preparation for travel hockey.
Your child’s safety is our number one priority! A helmet is required for all classes; additional safety equipment may be also be required by instructors along the way. Since testing is required to advance skating levels, registration must be done in person at Oakton Ice Arena. For questions on registration, call 847-692-3359.