The RIC Blackhawks Sled Hockey Team was formed in the fall of 1999. Supported in part by the Blackhawks Charities, a fund of the McCormick Tribune Foundation, the team includes a core group of players from the greater Chicago-area and several independent players from different parts of the country.
The RIC Blackhawks' season begins in September and ends in April. The RIC Blackhawks is a member team of the United States Sled Hockey Association (USSHA) and participates in competitions held throughout the United States and Canada.
The RIC Blackhawks are a member team of the Midwest Sled Hockey League.