Rockford Park District
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Featured Programs

Learn to ice skate, improve your skating skills, or learn to play hockey!

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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 July 12, 2018. Fees vary according to session type and residency; see website or call for details.

Unique programs at Rockford Park District ice facilities include: Baby Blades for ages 2-3, Figure Skating Training for ages 5-17, Theatre on Ice Figure Skating Camp, and more. Unique hockey programs include Power Skating for the Hockey Player for ages 5+, Youth Learn to Play Hockey for ages 7-15, plus specialized camps and clinics.

For skaters interested in additional advanced training, private 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.

Mike Costello