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What are the benefits of playing Adult Hockey?
Hockey is so much more than a game to watch on TV or from the bleachers,

  • Playing adult hockey promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Playing adult hockey creates camaraderie, and the sharing of a sport with friends and family.
  • Playing adult hockey presents a fun, challenging and rewarding option that you can play for the rest of your life.

Pro Hockey Academy offers progressive classes designed for adults of all ages and skill levels. Our curriculum fits your needs whether you're a beginner who simply wants to learn the basics or an intermediate player who wants to elevate your game to the next level.

Our first goal is to help you build a solid skating foundation. Once you have a solid foundation, you'll be amazed how quickly you'll learn more advanced skills in stickhandling, passing, shooting and playmaking.

Our coaches are not only knowledgeable and experienced, but they are excellent communicators, listeners, and above all, excellent teachers too.  Furthermore, they love the game, and they love teaching you the game every bit as much as you love playing it.  This is why Pro Hockey Academy provides a superior adult hockey learning experience!

Our on-ice instruction is run efficiently and is designed to maximize learning and fun, not to beat you up.  We use a variety of mediums to teach you the game, including chalk talks, video and written materials.  Our coaches want to help you improve your game and they take the time to focus on your special needs as well.  Want some tips on how to improve your slap shot? Throw a saucer pass? Perform a hockey-stop? Win face-offs?  Deke a goalie?  We'll give you the opportunity to focus on any hockey skill you desire.

For most of us, it's too late to become the next Patrick Kane but it's never too late to take up hockey, improve your skills, understand the game better and receive the joy from playing the greatest game on the planet! 

What are Adult Hockey 101 classes like?

What our alumni is saying...

“I have two young sons who absolutely love playing hockey and now I have a special bond with them the rest of my life.”
David – Firefighter ,Hockey Dad Age 41

"I was quite impressed with the coaches who were always very patient with me as I struggled with most of the skating drills"
Jenny – Administrator, Age 32

"I love how each technique is fully explained and taught in a progressive style. I learned the fundamentals very quickly!"
Larry - Construction Contractor, Age 37

“What a great experience!  I doubt that you could learn more about hockey in only 7 classes.”
John – Options Trader, Hockey Dad, Age 50

"I attend class with a group of Hockey Moms and we have a ball. It's something we all look forward to every week."
Angie – Housewife, Hockey Mom, Age 36

"In my class, I was the one who needed the most improvement but I never felt intimidated by the coaches or the other students. It's actually quite fun!"
Meghan – Pediatrician, Age 33

Founder: RAY LILJA

  • USA Hockey Certified Level 5 (top) Master Instructor
  • Professional Skaters Association Certified Level 4 (top) Master Instructor
  • Adult Program Development / Instructor at Chicago Blackhawks Fifth Third Arena

For further information on GROUP, PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS in the greater Chicago area please email