When should we arrive for class?

Participants need to be in equipment and ready to go by the time class starts. As it typically takes skaters 20 minutes to get ready, we suggest at least 20 minutes before class.

Where does my child start?

Children with no or very little skating experience should register for Mini Cub 1 or Mighty Cub 1. Children who can successfully navigate a public skate (starting, stopping, etc) without assistance from a walker or the wall can enter Mini Cub/Mighty Cub 2. Those with experience should compare their current skill work to our level descriptions. See the hockey progression chart.

What equipment do we need?

Each level of hockey has it’s a separate set of equipment requirements. Review your level description and parent letter for the needs of each level. 

The Park District of Oak Park proudly utilizes USA Hockey’s One Goal Program. The One Goal organization provides starter sets of equipment (no stick) for players generally ages 4-8 new to the game or unable to participate due to the high cost of equipment. One Goal Equipment has limited availabilty and is distributed on a first come, first serve basis and all fittings must be done prior to your first day of class. Quantities are very limited through the summer months. For details, please contact Bryce Miller.