The schedule through the end of July has been released. Additional slots will be added if demand fills the current days and ice is available.
Step 1 - RINK WAIVER LINK
Each person entering the rink needs to have one on file. Please get this done for the rink ahead of time... or you will be asked to do so when you arrive.
STEP 2 - Return to Skate Registration and Slot selection
-Please register in the new system - https://chicagobulldoghockey.gemsbrain.com/account/register. If you have more than one player, click the GREEN + sign below the password field to add more players. CREDITS are PER PAID PLAYER.
PURCHASE CREDIT PACKS (or not)
If you will attend multiple sessions, you may want to purchase 5 pack or 10 pack at a lower cost per session. You can also just checkout and purchase 1 credit during check-out if you prefer. Note that Credits are player specific and cannot be shared.
Navigate to the Program level for your player > Buy the credit pack or just select the session(s) you prefer.
-Only Week 1 registration is released to allow us to address any issues that may come up, then we will release the remaining schedule by the end of the week 1.
-Remember to ONLY RESERVE (Skate) 1 session PER DAY.
-Pay attention to the groups... some sessions are combined, like all Squirts or BT 06/07 (combined). Other sessions are year specific, like separate BT06 or BT07. Sign up appropriately for your player.
-To clarify. there is NO designation as a Team 1 or 2. Group A is one section of ice. Group B is another section of ice, etc... to comply with social distancing. Lets get the kids on their skates and active again. Teams will sort out at tryouts in the fall.
Here are the direct links to each level as well:
(There are no midget at this time... no promises but it may be added in a couple of weeks)
FROM THE PRO SHOP - OFFENSIVE ZONE
The Pro shop at Heartland will be open every day during the Bulldogs skates. We are offering all our regular services including skate sharpening and gear disinfecting. Any questions can be directed to email@example.com
-If you do NOT feel well, do NOT come to the rink today.
-Follow the instruction and direction from rink employees and Bulldogs coaches and staff
-All customers will be fever screened at the front desk prior to using the ice. The arena reserves the right to deny access to any customers with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing symptoms of communicable disease
-All participants must sign an ONLINE WAIVER (which was step 1 above) accessed through the rink’s website. No exceptions. Parents must sign waivers for each of their children under 18.
-Face coverings are required in the lobby and all common areas
-No spectators to reduce building capacity; participants and coaches only (If you are a parent assisting a smaller child, you may enter to assist and MUST wear a face mask at all times).
-Locker rooms are marked for social distancing HOWEVER, it is recommended to arrive mostly/fully dressed to minimize locker room time.
The Bulldogs Family is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own, Kim Heffernan. Kim represented all things right, especially pertaining to youth hockey; she was supportive, kind, always smiling, tolerant, and always welcoming with open arms. She will truly be missed by all that were fortunate to have her friendship. The Heffernan Family is considered one of the founding Bulldogs Families, with Will ('01) and John ('03) setting high bars for competitiveness and Bill serving on the original Board of Directors, guiding the Bulldogs program during our early pioneer days.
Our hearts go out to the Heffernan Family. We will always cherish the joyous memories that we are privileged to have in knowing Kim.
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UPDATE as of 5/26
We are on track to begin the Return to Skate sessions Monday June 1st!
And below is the ice schedule for the first week of June 1st. Registration is still being finalized and will open with instructions as soon as it is ready. You will then be able to secure your spot(s) for the slots that fit your schedule.
At Heartland, the safety protocols are in place following the guidelines set forth for Phase 3 in Illinois, and we will be ready for the kids to safely return to the ice.
NOTE: To further assure the safety for everyone in the rink, we have also decided to delay the start of dryland (HPT) sessions for us Bulldogs until we are at Phase 4; which should be in July. We will open the registration to HPT sessions when we are approved for Phase 4.
As we Return to Skating, we ask that you please help us to assure the health and safety of our players by respecting and following the guidelines and instructions from employees at the rink as well as our Bulldogs coaches and volunteers. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Please continue to stay safe and well. Let us know if you have any questions.
MITE A - Illinois State Champions
MITE AA - NIHL TOEWS CHAMPIONS
MITE A - NIHL KANE CHAMPIONS
Bulldogs Teams are proud to have earned 7 Flags this post-season!
Bulldogs Bantams NIHL
2nd Place State Flag
Bulldogs Bantams 06s
4th Place State Flag
Bulldogs Peewee 07s
4th Place State Flag
Bulldogs Mite AA
Champions NIHL Toews Division
2nd Place State Flag
Bulldogs Mite A
Champions NIHL Kane Division
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The Bulldogs are excited to announce the hiring of Coach Anthony Luka! Anthony is entrusted with coaching our 2008 PW Major Team for the 2020-21 Season. Anthony spent the past three seasons coaching at the Chicago Bruins; most recently as head coach of the '05 Bantam Major CS team. Prior to the Bruins, he was an assistant coach at Team Illinois with the '02 Bantam Majors. Anthony grew up playing his youth hockey at the Northwest Chargers AA and Team Illinois AAA hockey, before moving on to play college hockey at Illinois State University. Anthony comes from a great hockey family; his father Mark is currently the Midget Major Coach at Team Illinois, and his brother Nico is a senior D1 hockey player AIC.
The official partner in training with the Chicago Bulldogs Hockey Organization: Offering sport specific training for teams, small groups, or individuals of all ages. Heartland Performance Training offers top of the line training for the athletes that really want to get better and train at a higher level! At HPT we focus on speed, strength, agility, explosiveness, balance, stability, and much more! Call or email today to sign up for a FREE trial session! Come train with the best to become the best, at Heartland Performance Training!
More information - HPT Details
Youth Hockey Club
American Heartland Ice Arena
7384 N Lincoln Ave
Lincolnwood IL 60712 (MAP)