Little Polar Bears

Little Polar Bears includes both "Learn to Skate" and "Learn to Play Hockey." Once a player has met the requirements of "Learn to Skate," then he or she will progress to "Learn to Play Hockey." The overall program is geared towards our players who are 6 and under, but we're happy to discuss your child's individual circumstances and how we can help introduce newer players to skating and hockey. The goals of this program are to develop the individual skill of each player and prepare them to play at the Mite (8U) level. Skill and skating are the most important tools that will be taught to the players so they are best prepared for the Mite level.


Typically 6 and under, but please call the Hockey Director with any special circumstances.


This is a rolling program with 3 sessions offered from September through February.


Sessions are held at Lake Forest College or the Winter Club.


Players will be offered once per week (45 minutes) through the months of September-November. When the ice is ready at the Winter Club practices will be two times per week. The practices will be focused on skating skills, puck handling, shooting, falling down and getting up, passing, in game situations, and of course fun!


The Learn to Play Hockey games will be on Saturday mornings and one hour long. It will feature a lively crowd, loud scoreboard with goal horns, and big smiles from all the players!


Learn to Play Hockey players will be provided a jersey they will use for practices and games. Our Learn to Skate players can wear whatever they choose. If you need help with gear, please let us know. We have plenty of sanitized gear to loan our newer players.

Additional Costs

There are no extra costs associated with this program.

SESSION 1 (2020 - 2021)

Registration for Session 1 is now closed - please see Sessions 2 and 3 for other Little Polar Bear programs.  

Session 1: 9/13-11/1 Sunday mornings 8-8:45am at Lake Forest College

SESSION 2 (2020 - 2021)

Registration for the 2020-21 season is now open!!  

Session 2: 11/8-12/19, 11/8 and 11/15 8-8:45am at Lake Forest College, then starting the week of 11/16 Learn to Skate will be Monday evenings 4:15-5pm and Saturday morning 10:10-11am at the Winter Club. Learn to play will be Wednesday evenings 4:15-5pm and Saturday mornings 9-10am at the Winter Club. Note: No ice the week of Thanksgiving.


SESSION 3 (2020 - 2021)

Registration for Session 3 of the 2020-21 season is now open!!  

Session 3: 1/4-2/27, All at the Winter Club. Learn to Skate-Monday evenings 4:15-5pm except MLK Day and Saturday mornings 10:10-11am. Learn to play- Wednesday evenings 4:15-5pm and Saturday mornings 9-10am. 

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