Sidney Crosby's Little Penguins Learn to Play Hockey is an introductory program for children ages 5 to 9. The program aims to inspire families to join the sport. Little Penguins provides first-time participants FREE head-to-toe equipment, eight to ten weeks of age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. Little Penguins is presented by the NHL and NHLPA with the support of Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, DICK'S Sporting Goods, CCM and USA Hockey.
Please note the following program eligibility requirements:
*If the host facility becomes aware that a registered child has previous hockey league/program experience, the child will be removed from the Little Penguins program.
Each participant's equipment set includes the following, customized by the Pittsburgh Penguins:
The only equipment we suggest you purchase is a mouth guard and athletic supporter.