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Registration for the 2022-2023 Season is Now Open!

Tape those sticks and sharpen those skates, Polar Caps!  Registration for the 2022-2023 season is now open.  Visit our registration page for more information and to register your skater »

Learn to play "PUMPKIN Season" Registration IS NOW OPEN!

It's Learn to Play "Pumpkin Season"! 10 sessions (Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons from October 19 through November 19) for just $60. This program is specially designed for new skaters, ages 4 and up, and focuses on developing basic foundation skating and hockey skills in your young player. Learn more at We look forward to meeting you!

Registration for Little Blackhawks Learn to Play at Madison Ice Arena is now open! 

Little Blackhawks, sponsored by the Chicago Blackhawks organization, is an introductory hockey program for ages 4-9, where all necessary gear is included with the registration fee (and it's yours to keep!). 

Registration Fees Include:

  • 8 weeks of ice time and lessons at Madison Ice Arena, beginning August 9, 2022.
  • A full set of brand-new CCM gear to keep, including skates, helmet, pads, jersey, and more!
  • Appearances by Chicago Blackhawks Alumni
  • One (1) ticket to a Chicago Blackhawks home game in the 2022-2023 season

See this link for details: 

Little Blackhawks is an outstanding introduction to youth hockey, providing first time participants between 4-9 years of age with head-to-toe equipment, age-appropriate instruction and certified coaching, in a fun and safe atmosphere. 

This program is for first-timers only. If you have previously participated in Little Blackhawks or if you already play on a team, you cannot enroll for this program.

Girls Summer Hockey Clinic

We are excited to bring back our weekly girls' summer hockey clinic. Our goal is to improve skill, strengthen relationships, and build confidence. This program is designed primarily for girls from 6-9 years old, but can accommodate additional skaters around that age range. It includes skaters that are in Cross Ice, Red White and Blue, House (Rink Rats) and girls that have completed the Learn-to-Play program and know how to skate. If you have any questions about your player participating in the program, please contact Drew Justman at We are also looking for volunteer parents that want to help coach on the ice.


Ice sessions will be once per week on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer starting June 22 and ending on August 31 at Madison Ice Arena. Sessions will be held from 6:30-7:30pm.

Please note that all dates and times will be posted on the Polar Caps website calendar.


The cost of the program is $80.

Please use the below link to register.

The Registration "Home" is not currently available.

Hockey Equipment Rental

Equipment Returns:

If you still need to turn in rental equipment, please contact us to arrange a time at

Please place all equipment being returned in the bag received from the Polar Caps or in a large heavy duty garbage bag. All returns will be done in the parking lot at Madison Ice Arena so that you do not have to enter the rink.

Equipment Rentals:
We are making hockey equipment available for rental for the 2022-2023 season from the Polar Caps. Equipment typically includes shoulder pads, shin pads, elbow pads, breezers (hockey pants), gloves, and helmet. Note that sticks and skates are not provided with rental equipment.

Rental fee is $50 and equipment deposit is $50.

If you need to rent or exchange equipment, please email us at:


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