Try Hockey Free

Is your child interested in trying hockey but not sure where to start?

The Southern Illinois Ice Hawks Hockey Club offers a developmental/recreational program for Boys and Girls ages 5-18. Our mission is to not only teach children how to play hockey but to also help them to build a foundation for becoming the future leaders of tomorrow.

Ice Hawks coaches will be on the ice to show technique and skills, as well as board members and volunteers on and off the ice to answer player and parent questions.


Children at least 5 - 18 years old


Equipment Fitting and Off-Ice Instruction

4:45-5:45 pm

On Ice Instruction

6-7 pm

Skills Required

It is recommended for children who have completed a Learn to Skate class or who can skate from one end of the rink to the other unassisted looking to learn more about the sport of youth hockey; no advanced skills are required!


Mckendree Metro Rec Plex

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to register my player before the event?

Yes, registering your player before the event will save you time completing required waivers the day of, as well as allows us to ensure we have the proper equipment available.

What if my player currently doesn't have any equipment?

No worries, please bring any equipment you have. Ice Hawks will have sticks, skates, and equipment there for your child to use if you do not have any.

Our goal is to allow each player the opportunity to truly try hockey for free without any initial commitment.

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