Learn-to-Play (Minorhawks)

Learn-To-Play Registration is open!

Please click to register your skater on the right side of this page.

The Learn-to-play hockey program is a low-cost program for boys and girls age 5-8 years old who are new to hockey and want to "suit up" in full gear and try this great game! It is specifically designed to teach new hockey players how to skate. Each session is 8 weeks, with one practice per week. 


Appropriate players are at least 5-8 years old.


Learn-to-skate will start Oct 4th and go for 8 weeks. It ill be on Tuesday nights 6-7pm.


Practice will be at The U of I Ice arena.

The Address:

406 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL 61820


Learn-to-play practices one time a week with other opportunities available.


Fees for Learn-To-Skate are $100 per session. This includes 8 on-ice practices and all equipment needed.


Jerseys and all equipment is provided by CUYHA.

If you or your business would like to be a name sponsor of learn to skate please contact pr@cuyha.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to have skating experience?

No. The Learn-To-Skate Program us designed to take a skater from zero experience to entry level hockey skills.

What is the difference between House and Learn-To-Skate?

House is for 6-12 year old children who have the ability to control movement and can be move autonomously on the ice. House has 3 opportunities to skate a week. Two Skills practices and one scrimmage practice a week. Learn-To-Skate is to try hockey and learn basic skills.

Can my child us their own equipment?

Yes, As long as the helmet has a valid sticker and the equipment is in good working order. All equipment should fit properly.


Minor Hawks is our learn to play hockey program in Champaign. For 8 weeks, your player will be given on ice instruction by seasoned hockey coaches who will take your new player thru drills and skating techniques as they progress over the 8 weeks.  All equipment is provided on a loaner basis for all MH skaters.  

Players typically skate for 2 Minor Hawk Sessions before transitioning into our House League program. Some skaters may transition sooner at Coaches discretion.  

All Minor Hawk players will need to obtain a USA Hockey Number to complete the registration process. 

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