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Learn to Skate or Play Hockey this fall


Rockford Park District wants to help you learn to ice skate, improve your skating skills, or learn to play hockey!

The Learn to Skate and Jr. IceHogs/Learn to Play Hockey programs offer people ages 2 through adult of all abilities the opportunity to learn the skills to enjoy ice sports recreation for a lifetime.

Group sessions are offered for beginner, recreational, and advanced skill levels, and meet at Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park once a week for 30-50 minutes, with skates and helmets provided; the next sessions begin the weeks of October 2 and November 6, 2018.

Fees vary according to session type and residency; see website or call for details.

New Buddy Ice Skate Lessons Begin October 6, 2018

Rockford Park District’s Therapeutic Recreation team is offering a new Buddy Skate indoor recreational ice skating program for individuals ages 5-17 with disability related needs. The first session will run Saturdays, October 6-November 3, 2018, from 10:15 until 11 a.m. at Carlson Ice Arena, 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park, IL.

The program follows the Park District’s Learn to Skate curriculum, and will teach beginning to intermediate skating skills. Each skater will be assisted on the ice by a “buddy” to create a fun and successful opportunity. The session fee is $33 ($40 non-resident). Helmets are required, and are available on site if needed.

Mike Costello