Blackhawks free Hockey Clinics

A young skater practices his stick-handling skills at a Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey clinic. Locally, clinics will be held at Mt. Greenwood Park on Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 29. For more information, visit the website at nhl.com.

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Park District are partnering again this winter to offer free hockey clinics at six neighborhood ice rinks across the city.

Parents of children ages 5 to 12 years old are encouraged to enroll their young ones in this year’s clinics. The free Blackhawks clinics will take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Feb. 8.

Skates and equipment will be made available to participants for free. Upon arriving at the rinks for their scheduled clinics, participating kids will also receive a keepsake Chicago Blackhawks jersey.

Blackhawks hockey clinics will be held locally at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St., on Wednesdays, Jan. 8 and 29, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., for ages 5 to 8, and from 5 to 5:45 p.m., for ages 9-12.

Online registration is required before attending one of the clinics. Parents are also encouraged to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before the clinic begins to better facilitate the distribution of equipment and jerseys.

For more information, visit nhl.com.