CIHC is one of 39 NHL Hockey is For Everyone programs and is affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. We serve over 3,000 youth per year in our Learn to Play Hockey, Learn to Skate, and hockey team programs, with more than 65% of our participants being minority and more than 25% are female. The club offers hockey instruction and teams for children ranging from 5-18 years old from Mini-mite through Midget. We also have a girls team (8-14 year olds.) We also offer to all club participants off-ice programming in the areas of leadership development and conflict resolution.
CIHC started in 1999 and focuses on providing on-ice and off-ice opportunities for youth in the Central Ohio area. In partnership with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation, CAHA, the Chillers, and CCYHA, CIHC has been providing year-round ice skating and ice hockey instruction for more than 27,000 program participants. We also provide off-ice programming for club participants in the areas of conditioning, academic support, violence prevention, and community service.
If you are new to the sport of hockey you will find that hockey is a great game to watch, especially in person, and CIHC is a wonderful program for youths who want to learn how to skate or play hockey in a nurturing and team-focused environment. We are lucky to have the best coaches, participants, parents, fans, and donors in central Ohio. Our kids give 100% effort on and off the ice, and we are extremely proud of them.
As the program continues to grow we look forward to representing central Ohio proudly and being ambassadors of goodwill.