Columbus Recreation and Parks, partnering with Columbus Ice Hockey Club (CIHC) and Ohio Blind Hockey, offers an extensive hockey program focusing on bringing the sport of hockey to diverse communities. From a learn-to-skate program to a JV hockey team, a girls-specific hockey program to a blind hockey league, Columbus Recreation and Parks, CIHC and Ohio Blind Hockey are here to introduce the sport of hockey to all!
Columbus Blue Jackets Get Out & Learn
Check out the Columbus Blue Jackets Get Out & Learn event exclusively for participants with visual impairments, physical disabilities, and/or special needs on Feb. 25, 2023. Click here to learn more and to register.
Columbus Ice Hockey Club
CIHC, affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets, is one of 39 NHL Hockey is For Everyone programs. We serve over 3,000 youth per year, with more than 65% of our participants being minorities and more than 25% female.
Learn more about Columbus Ice Hockey Club.
Ohio Blind Hockey
The sport of blind hockey is a fast-paced game with modifications that make it accessible for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Three major adaptations are:
- A larger puck with bell bearings, allowing it to be heard.
- Players must be classified as eligible in one of the three International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) classifications.
- The referees carry an electronic whistle to indicate that the athletes can shoot at the goal.
Learn more about the sport of blind hockey.
Columbus Ice Hockey Club offers opportunities for girl hockey players between the ages of 13 and 19 featuring:
- A developmental program for girls that are new to the sport.
- Teams at various age levels.
- Participation in out-of-town games and tournaments.
CIHC also offers spring and summer roller hockey, specialized power skating camp and other summer development opportunities.
Learn to Skate
This program is for beginning skaters at all levels who wish to learn how to skate. Learn to Skate registration usually opens in early September.
Learn to Play Hockey
This program is for beginning players at all levels who have successfully completed Learn to Skate. Registration usually opens in early September.