learned the fundamentals of hockey through our no or low-cost hockey programs
in the growth of youth hockey
Learn To Play presented by Performance Columbus, in association with Moo Moo Express Car Wash
In collaboration with the OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks, we have simplified the hockey development pathway for boys and girls ages 10 and under. Learn to Play aims to deliver a positive experience with age-appropriate instruction and certified coaching, led by former Blue Jackets player Andrew Cassels.
of equipment were provided at no cost to families
Hockey Is For Everyone
The Columbus Blue Jackets are committed to inclusion and breaking down barriers of entry to hockey. This past year, on our annual Hockey Is For Everyone Night presented by Vorys, we shared the story of the Ice Eagles team, a blind hockey program offered through the Columbus Ice Hockey Club and Columbus Recreation and Parks. Programs like this give individuals with varying degrees of sight issues the chance to get on the ice and play the sport they love.
supported through CCYHA Special Hockey providing hockey programming for individuals with development disabilities
supported through Ohio Sled Hockey to provide specialized equipment
High School Hockey
Since the Blue Jackets' inception, the club has been committed to the growth of high school hockey in central Ohio. Thanks to the support of OhioHealth, this commitment is exhibited in many ways, including the Hall of Hockey jersey display at Nationwide arena and the Blue Jackets Cup, an end of season tournament for local school teams. Additionally, each season the Blue Jackets invite high school seniors to join the team on the ice for a recognition ceremony, and Nationwide Arena hosts the Ohio Hockey Scholastic Athletic Association state ice hockey championships.