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Athletics & Enrichment

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Robotics & Coding
with A Bit Different

Ages 11-17  

Learn new STEM skills to build a robot and program it to accomplish simple tasks. This series of four classes is led by engineers from A Bit Different, a local non-profit committed to bringing STEM education to more students. No prior robotics or coding experience is needed. 

This is a pay-what-you-can class with no program fee required. Participants who are and and willing to contribute to the sustained success of this program are invited to choose an optional add-on contribution during registration. 

All Saturdays in February 2023

When: Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm 

Who: Open to all youth in ages 11-17 of any gender 

Cost: Pay-what-you-can with optional contribution 

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Basketball

Basketball has been a part of the HPNC story from our very beginning in 1909. Participants develop fundamental skills while broadening players’ knowledge of positions and responsibilities for an increased basketball IQ. At HPNC, players learn age-appropriate skills and sportsmanship through drills and scrimmages. 

Winter 2023: January 10-April 1

5-8 year-olds

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:20pm

Saturdays from 9:30-10:20am 

9-13 year-olds

Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30pm  

Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm

Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am

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Youth Open Gym Basketball

Middle & High School 

Open gym basketball at HPNC is for new as well as skilled players. HPNC staff will facilitate 5-on-5 full court games, open to all genders. 

Open court basketball connects youth throughout the city with the goal of enjoying the game in a fun and safe environment. The free-play atmosphere provides youth agency with their play under the supervision of HPNC staff. 

Winter 2023: January 9-March 27

When: Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm 

Who: Open to all youth in grades 8-12 of any gender 

Cost: FREE, registration required

 
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Roller Derby

Roller derby is a fast-paced contact team sport that requires speed, strategy and athleticism. Youth ages 9-17 will learn basic and intermediate skating skills and roller derby rules. They will build physical strength and agility in a sport that fosters confidence and team spirit.

In preparation for an inter-team scrimmage and mixer with the Chicago Riots Junior Team on July 30, HPNC is hosting two training sessions. 

Winter 2023: January 21-March 25 

When: Saturdays from 12:00-1:00pm  

Who: Open to all youth ages 9-17 of any gender

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Adult Open Gym Basketball

Open gym basketball at HPNC is for new as well as skilled players. HPNC staff will facilitate 5-on-5 full court games, open to all genders. 

Open gym basketball creates community for individuals from throughout the city with the goal of enjoying the game in a fun and safe environment.

Fall 2022: November 30-December 21
When: Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm 

Who: Open to adults of any gender and skill level 

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Acrobatic Arts

This internationally acclaimed curriculum was developed by Mandy Yip and is offered at HPNC through our partner, Kenwood School of Ballet. Acro Dance is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance – Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering, and Tumbling. Developed with input from professional experts in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, yoga, Acro, Pilates, physiotherapy, and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple, thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!

See current offerings on the Kenwood School of Ballet website