SKATING LESSONS & CLUBS

From learning the fundamentals (how to tie ice skates) to advanced lessons in dance, freestyle or moves, Park District youth ice skating lessons challenge kids to smooth moves on the ice.

Learn To Skate USA lessons support skaters of all ages with each skater receiving at least a 30-minute group lesson and 15-minutes of open practice time each week. Every skater will receive a “Skate With Us” badge that acts as their admission pass during open public skating sessions at the Blue Line Club Arena.

Pre-school Skating

(daytime instruction)

Instructor will work with pre-school skaters (individuals or small groups) during Tuesday AM or PM time slots. Skaters are asked to sign-up for one time slot only. Practice times are open to all skaters.

Lessons Start: November 6, 2018

Fees: $50 Resident | $90 Non-Resident

NEW Location: ICON Sports Center

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Tuesday, 10:15 – 10:45 AM
  • Tuesday, 1:15 – 1:45 PM

Practice Days & Times:

  • Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM | 1:00 – 2:30 PM
  • Thursday, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Snowplow Sam Group Lessons

(Pre-K & K | must be at least 4 yrs)

Introductory classes allowing children with little to no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning basic skills.

Lessons Start: November 1, 2018

What to expect: First Day of Skating

Fees: $70 Resident | $110 Non-Resident

NEW Location: Blue Line Club Arena

Group Assignments

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 5:45 – 6:15 PM
    • 6:30 – 7:00 PM
    • 7:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Saturday
    • 1:45 – 2:15 PM
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    • 4:15 – 4:45 PM
  • Sunday
    • 3:45 – 4:15 PM
    • 4:30 – 5:00 PM

Basic Skills | Group Lessons

(1st grade – 8th grade)

Laying the foundation for figure skating and hockey, basic skills classes teach ice skating FUNdamentals.

Lessons Start: November 1, 2018

What to expect: First Day of Skating

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Group Assignments

Lesson Time Slots:

  • Thursday
    • 6:30 – 7:00 PM
    • 7:15 – 7:45 PM
  • Saturday
    • 1:45 – 2:15 PM
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM
    • 4:15 – 4:45 PM
  • Sunday
    • 3:45 – 4:15 PM
    • 4:30 – 5:00 PM

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Group Skating Section Assignments
  • Ice Show Registration Form
  • Ice Show Costume Info
  • Ice Show Practice Schedules

Family Lessons

Lessons geared towards strengthening friendships and family bonds. Skaters of all ages and abilities will learn skating skills together through various games and activities. Children must sign up with an adult.

Lesson Dates: November 1, 2018

Fees: $35 / family member (minimum 2 family members)

Location: Blue Line Club Arena

Day & Time: Sunday | 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

Hockey Power & Skills

(MUST SKATE AROUND ICE WITHOUT ASSISTANCE)

Lessons teach the basic hockey stance, stride, knee bend, use of edges, and other necessary fundamentals needed to be more proficient and agile on the ice. All elements will be taught first without a stick or puck.

Lesson Start: November 4, 2018

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Equipment: Hockey skates and hockey helmets required. Full hockey gear encouraged.

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Day & Time: Sunday | 2:45 – 3:30 PM

Intro to Synchro

& Theather on Ice

(must skate without assistance)

Introduces skaters to the different types of team figure skating. Synchro teaches skaters to move together in different formations, while Theater On Ice focuses on skating with emotion and feeling to the music. Skaters will perform at the Annual Ice Show at the end of lessons.

Lesson Starts: November 3, 2018

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Recommended Classes: Prior enrollment in Snowplow Sam or Basic Skills Group Lessons strongly encouraged.

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Day & Time: Saturday | 3:15 – 4:00 PM

Pre-Advanced Lessons

(must have passed basic skilLs 2)

Skaters will focus on learning Basic 3 and 4 which includes skills needed to perform jumps and spins, allowing pre-advanced skaters to move into the advanced class or other areas of competitive skating.

Lessons Start: November 4, 2018

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Lessons: Sundays | 5:15 – 6:00 PM

Theater on Ice | High

This class has been canceled for the 2018-19 season.

(must have passed basic skills 3)

Incorporating Theater On Ice choreography and movement, solo skaters and groups will bring to life the excitement of characters and story lines.

Lessons Start: Cancelled

Fees: $70 Resident / $110 Non-Resident

Recommended Classes: Prior enrollment in the Pre-Advanced or Advanced class strongly encouraged.

Where: Blue Line Club Arena

Lessons: Saturdays | 3:15 – 4:00 PM

Advanced Lessons

(must have passed basic skills 4)

Skaters will learn traditional figure skating, including jumps and spins as well as the basic principles and philosophy of choreography, presentation and performance. Lessons conclude with an end-of-year solo exhibition.

Lessons Start: November 3, 2018

Fees: $80 Resident / $120 Non-Resident

Where: Eagles & Blue Line Club Arena

Lessons: SAT (1-2:45 pm | Eagles) & SUN (6:15 – 7:30 pm | BLC)

Synchro Class

(must have passed basic skills 4)

The Synchro Class allows skaters to practice and perform together as a team, while synchronizing movements.

Lessons Start: November 3, 2018

Fees: $55 Resident / $95 Non-Resident

Recommended Class: Prior enrollment in the Advanced Lessons class strongly encouraged.

Where: Eagles Arena

Lessons: 

  • Saturday | 2:45 – 3:15 PM

Border Blades

Private Skating Club

Border Blades Figure Skating Club is affiliated with United States Figure Skating (USFS). Membership in the club enables youth skaters to compete in skating competitions and test according to USFS rules. Any level of skater may join.

For more information on all programs, go to www.borderblades.org/home or email info@borderblades.org. For more information, visit: www.borderblades.org

young skater performs on the ice in the background lights lighting
CONTACT INFORMATION

GF Park District
P: 701.746.2750

HOW TO REGISTER
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Annual

Ice Show

March 1-3, 2019

Location: Purpur Arena

Ice Show is FREE & open to the public!

Ice Show Practices: Feb. 9-28, 2019