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Summer Ice Skating Classes
NO CLASS JULY 4
- There will be no hockey classes this summer. See you in the fall!
- Classes may be combined or cancelled at the discretion of management depending on enrollment.
- Make-Up Policy: One make-up class is allowed per session per skater. No make-ups are allowed during the first week of classes or the week of evaluations.
- Class Evaluations: We offer evaluations before the end of each session. Instructors will determine whether a student is ready for evaluation one week prior to testing. Evaluations are optional. Skaters ready to test will be notified by their class instructor or the Figure Skating Supervisor.
- Hockey Class Equipment: There are no hockey classes during the summer session. The Wilmette Park District requires skaters in Hockey II through Advanced Power classes to wear the following equipment:
- Helmet and face mask
- Elbow pads (recommended)
- Shin pads (recommended)
- Hockey skates
- Skating Class Attire/Equipment: Skaters should wear comfortable pants, a warm jacket or shirt, and gloves or mittens. A thick, warm hat or a well-fitted helmet is recommended. Figure skates are recommended for non-hockey classes; a helmet is not required for skaters wearing figure skates. All skaters in hockey skates must wear a helmet and face guard.
- Skate Rental: Skates are available for rent onsite at the Ice Rinks for a discounted rate of $3.75 per class, or for additional savings and convenience, session-long skate rental booklets are also available at the Ice Rinks front office. We have multiple options to choose from, so you can match the number of classes in your session. Coupons are for class use only.
Ice Skating Instruction
To learn more and register: CLICK ON THE CLASS TITLE to enter our Registration Portal to view specific day, time and fee information.
- 30-Minute Sessions: rates vary based on instructor
- Private Lessons are 1:1 student to instructor
- Semi-private lessons are 1:2 students to instructor
- Lessons are subject to ice and instructor availability – space may be limited
- Contact Florence Krieger for more information and lesson requests at email@example.com
ICE SKATING CLASSES
We introduce beginners with no previous instruction or experience to basic skills including falling, standing, marching and basic gliding. On-ice and off-ice instruction builds confidence. We recommend figure skates for this class; children in hockey skates must wear a hockey helmet with a face guard. Tuesday afternoons
Skaters should have completed Snowplow Sam 1. Participants will learn basic gliding, moving dips, backward wiggles, forward swizzles, beginning snow plow stop motion, two-foot hop in place. Tuesday afternoons
Skaters should have completed Snowplow Sam 2. Participants will learn forward skating, forward one-foot glide, forward swizzles, backward two-foot glide, backward swizzles, snowplow stop, two-foot turn in place, and two-foot hop in place. From Snowplow Sam 3, skaters can advance to Basic 2 or Hockey 2. Tuesday afternoons
Beginners with no previous instruction or experience are introduced to basic skills including falling, standing, marching, dips, basic gliding, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, beginning snowplow stop, and a two-foot hop. On-ice and off-ice instruction builds confidence. We recommend figure skates for this class; children in hockey skates must wear a hockey helmet with a face guard.
Skaters learn scooter pushes, one foot glides, rocking horse swizzle, backward swizzles, backward two foot glides, two-foot turns in place, moving snowplow stop, and curves. Children in hockey skates must wear a hockey helmet with a face guard. Tuesday afternoons
Skaters learn beginning forward stroking, forward pumps on a circle, forward to backward two foot turns on a circle, backward one foot glides, backward snowplow stop, forward slalom, and forward pivots. Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons; or Saturday mornings
Skaters learn forward outside and inside edges on a circle, forward crossovers, backward pumps on a circle, backward one-foot glides, beginning two-foot spin, and forward lunges. Tuesday afternoons
Skaters focus on the individual skills intensively as named. These classes are for skaters in Pre-Freestyle level and above. Choose from:
– Theater On Ice
– Power & Edges
– Jumps & Spins