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Get in the Game!

Hockey has brought smiles to thousands of young kids in the Pittsburgh area. The Penguins Foundation strives to extend the sport’s reach through our Playing programs. These programs are designed to bring hockey into schools and communities who may not have the resources to enjoy the game.

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  • Health
    We strongly believe that introducing kids to the world of hockey will encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Enthusiasm
    Giving everyone a team to root for brings people together while kids get to enjoy the game on and off the ice.
  • Smarts
    Understanding the game of hockey at a young age helps kids develop important skills that will help them later in life.
Programs for playing
Does your community rink need some upgrades?
The Penguins organization has created a vast array of youth hockey initiatives to engage children of all ages. Programs run the gamut of providing instruction to develop basic skills, teaching safety and good nutrition, encouraging teamwork, enhancing the athletes’ knowledge of the game, and acknowledging their accomplishments.
Little Penguins Learn to Play shares the excitement of our sport with our youngest fans, while teaching the game of hockey, thanks to the support of Sidney Crosby.
PensFIT, launched during the 2012 school year, provides free floor hockey equipment to over 650 qualifying elementary schools, both public & private, in 10 different counties.
Project Power Play takes advantage of the growing popularity of hockey in the tri-state area by affording young players access to newly constructed, outdoor, multi-use athletic facilities in partnership with Highmark.

Get involved and go play!

For more information about playing hockey, click below to find out about our youth programs!


12 Rinks

Through Project Power Play in partnership with Highmark, the Penguins Foundation has built 12 dek hockey rinks in the Pittsburgh region.

100s of Children

Participate in youth hockey programs supported by the Pittsburgh Penguins; including, Sidney Crosby's Learn to Play Program and the YMCA Jr. Penguins Program.