Park District offers hockey, skating lessons

Staff Report

Rockford Park District’s Learn to Skate and Jr. IceHogs/Learn to Play Hockey programs offer people ages 3-adult of all abilities the opportunity to learn the 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 50 minutes (depending on lesson type), with skates provided; the next sessions begin Jan. 3-5, 2013, for hockey, and Jan. 29, 2013, for figure skating.

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 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 (click Register Now), by mail, fax, or 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 (click Register Now), in the Park District’s Fall/Winter 2012/2013 Program Guide (, 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. 26, 2012-Jan. 1, 2013, issue

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