Looking for something new and exciting for your kids to try? Kids can Try Hockey For Free with the Columbus Blue Jackets Get Out And Learn! Program (GOAL!).
The Blue Jackets GOAL! program powered by Performance Columbus is designed for boys and girls, ages 5-8, with no prior hockey experience to try street or ice hockey for free. These clinics introduce the exciting sport of ice hockey or street hockey in a fun, safe environment. No equipment necessary.
Through GOAL!, the Blue Jackets aim to remove barriers of entry to the sport and offer children the opportunity to experience the excitement of hockey without the time commitment or cost of purchasing equipment.
Blue Jackets GOAL! Ice Hockey Sessions
During each 30 minute session, GOAL! teaches the basic skills of hockey including stickhandling, passing and shooting. Participants will receive on-ice instruction by USA Hockey certified coaches, free skate rental, an ice hockey stick, winter gloves, and a Blue Jackets GOAL! jersey to keep.
Participants are encouraged to bring a helmet from home (bike helmet is acceptable) along with a pair of winter or hockey gloves. A limited number of helmets and gloves will be available at each session. Hockey equipment is not required to participate.
Basic skating experience is recommended, but it is designed as a first experience with hockey for those who haven’t participated in a hockey program. Each session will be limited to the first 50 participants. Experienced skaters should check out the Blue Jackets Learn to Play Program, which provides free equipment along with 6 weeks of lessons.
GOAL Ice Hockey Sessions
OhioHealth Chiller North, 8144 Highfield Dr, Lewis Center, OH 43035
Saturday, October 16, 2021
- 9:40 am – 10:10 am
- 10:25 am – 10:55 am (Girls-only clinic)
- 11:10 am – 11:40 am (Girls-only clinic)
Register here for ice hockey sessions, or to see future dates.
Blue Jackets GOAL! Street Hockey Sessions
Launched in 2018, the Blue Jackets have introduced 2,000+ kids to ice hockey through introductory clinics. As part of the team’s commitment to remove barriers to the game, street hockey sessions have been added – all a kid needs is a pair of sneakers to experience the excitement of hockey!
Each 30 minute clinic teaches age-appropriate instruction on the basic skills for street hockey from USA Hockey certified coaches.. Free registration includes a free Blue Jackets shirt, street hockey stick and ball to use during the clinic and keep, as well as a “Next Step” parent guide.
Participants should wear sneakers/athletic shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather conditions. Hockey equipment – including a helmet – is not required to participate but is welcomed if you have your own and wish for your child to wear it.
None currently scheduled; check link for future dates.