Rockford Park District
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Featured Programs

Learn to Skate or Play Hockey


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 session begins the week of November 6, 2018.

Other Upcoming Sessions:

  • Week of January 7, 2019

  • Week of February 18, 2019

  • Wee of April 1, 2019

Unique Programs at Rockford Park District Ice Facilities

Visit or call 815-969-4069 for information on unique skating programs including Baby Blades for ages 2-3, Junior Figure Skaters Training for ages 6-16, Off-Ice Jump classes for ages 5 and older, and new Buddy Skate lessons for ages 5-17 with disabilities. Unique hockey programs include Power Skating for the Hockey Player for ages 7+, Youth Learn to Play Hockey for ages 5-15, plus a variety of specialized camps and clinics.

For skaters interested in additional advanced training, individual lessons are also available from the professional figure skating and hockey coaching staff of the Park District's ice facilities.

Registration for skating and hockey programs will continue until capacity is reached. Fee assistance for group lessons may be available to residents meeting program qualifications. Registrations are taken online and at Customer Service locations: UW Health Sports Factory in Rockford, or Carlson Ice Arena or Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park.

Registration information and class descriptions, schedules, and fees are available online.

Mike Costello