Chill Development Program

The Columbus Chill Hockey Club is one of the top hockey programs for Ohio Hockey players who want to compete at a high level while still being eligible to participate with their high school hockey season. 

Participating in high paced, fun practices with an emphasis on skill development and competition are a big key to developing as a player. Every practice will be run by high quality, professional coaches.  Each practice will include a competition aspect that will help players develop in their "Learning to Compete" stage.

This year, the Columbus Chill Development Program will offer a 4-week spring session and a 4-week summer session.

Chill Development Program

Heading into its 8th year, the Development Program has been remarkably successful in enhancing players' skills across all levels, fostering competition among high school-aged participants, and ensuring a highly enjoyable experience. This program is designed to elevate your skills and overall performance as a player, offering challenging scenarios, ample puck handling opportunities, and continuous decision-making within a game-like setting.

This program has sold out the past few years. Register early. 


High School Aged Players.

For the 2024 Program we will accepting players with birth years 2005-2009.

For those players within those birth years but are currently in 8th grade, please reach out to to learn about details on the approval process for your player.

DATES - Spring Session

April 11

Evaluation Skate 5:30 PM or 6:40 PM

Evaluation session times will be assigned when registration closes.

April 23 - May 16, 2024  

(8 Ice Sessions)

Starting Tuesday, 4/23 -  Assigned by teams and rotate each week.  Times at 5:30, 6:40, or 7:50 PM (Skill Session & Small Area Games)

Starting Thursday, 4/25 - Assigned by teams and rotate each week. Estimated times are 5:15, 6:40, or 8:05 PM (Small Area Games)

*Player’s Ice Time will be 60 mins on Tuesday and 60-75 minutes on Thursday - each player will be given a specific schedule after the Columbus Chill staff forms even teams.

Player's ice times will change each week depending on game schedule and practice design.  Each player’s exact schedule will be set after the April 11th session when teams are designated. 

DATES - Summer Session

The 4-week summer session will run July 9 to August 1. Registration will open mid-late May for the summer session.


Spring Session: OhioHealth Chiller North

Summer Session: Chiller Ice Works


After the 4/11 evaluation session, players will be placed on small teams to compete for the I-270 Cup.  Each Tuesday (30 min) & Thursday, teams will play small area games battling for points for placement in the I-270 Cup Tournament during the 5/14 and 5/16 ice sessions. The top team in the standings chooses the small area game to be played for the tournament.  The winning team receives a special prize. In the past, it has been Championship Hoodies. 

Tuesday sessions:  30-minute skill and technique work (passing, shooting, skating, decision making, position specific details) and 30-minute Tournament Style Small Area Games

Thursday sessions: Tournament Style Small Area Games where Wins and Losses are recorded after each 8 - 10-minute game. 


All players will receive a practice jersey and t-shirt.


The practice and games will be facilitated by Coach RJ and his staff. Each year, the Columbus Chill bring in the top coaches and trainers to help the players during the Spring program. LHSS and Lee Harris leads some of the Tuesday sessions. 

There will be a goalie coach for the goalies at the Tuesday sessions. Goalies are rotated between the teams. Goalies need to be able to refocus and focus quickly in the small area game environment. This could be the best development they will see all year. 


Email the Columbus Chill Hockey Club below or view our website.

Columbus Chill Hockey Club

Development Program - Spring 2024

THIS PROGRAM WILL OPEN to the public ON Wednesday, March 6 at 12 Noon. 


Welcome to the Columbus Chill Development Program

This year the program will offer a

4-week spring session (April 22-May15).

and a

4-week summer session (July 9 to August 1).  (Registration will open mid-late May for the summer session)

Cost is $315

On the following pages you will be able to complete the registration process.  You will provide contact information, sign consents and submit payment.

You will need your valid 2023-24 USA hockey number in order to register.

Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately.

To complete registration through our secure site, you will be required to pay fees in full so please have your credit card or checking account information available.

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