Rockford Park District is offering programs 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 3 to adult of all abilities the opportunity to learn skills to enjoy ice sports recreation for a lifetime.
Six-week group sessions are offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels, and meet at Carlson Ice Arena in Loves Park once a week for 30 to 60 minutes, with skates provided; the next sessions begin the weeks of Jan. 5 and Feb. 16, 2012.
For figure skating students interested in additional advanced training, private lessons are also available from the professional coaching staff of the Park District’s ice facilities.
Registration is under way for skating and hockey programs, and will continue until capacity is reached. Fee assistance for group lessons may be available to those meeting program qualifications.
Registrations are taken online at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click Register Now), by mail, fax, at Customer Service locations in downtown Rockford, or at Carlson Ice Arena, Riverside and Perryville, Loves Park. Registration information and class descriptions, schedules and fees are available online at www.rockfordparkdistrict.org (click Register Now), in the Park District’s Fall/Winter 2011 Youth/Adult Guide (www.rockfordparkdistrict.org/programbrochures), at Park District Customer Service and facilities, or by calling (815) 969-4069 or (815) 987-8800.
For information about support and adapted sports programs for skaters and hockey players with disabilities, call (815) 987-8800.
From the Dec. 28, 2011-Jan. 3, 2012, issue