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Ice Skating – Youth

Does your youngster love to be on the ice? The Peoria Park District offers numerous skating classes for children of various ages and skill levels! Follow Owens Center on Facebook for the most up to date information on classes, leagues and programs.

***Open Skate schedule and tickets can be found HERE under Public Skate Schedules.

Skating Stars and Super Skates

Whether your child wants to play hockey, figure skate, or needs a FUN activity, Skating Stars and Super Skates are the places to start.  Skating Stars is comprised of 3 levels that teach the fundamentals of skating through on-ice games tailored for children ages 3-6.  Super Skates offers an in-depth 10-level curriculum for beginners through advanced recreational skaters ages 7-15.  Owens Center also offers a one-time only enrollment for a 4-week skating session for both Skating Stars and Super Skates during our fall, winter, and spring sessions.

  • Skate rental is included.

Power Skating Class

Prepare for an intense on-ice workout! This class helps strengthen the skater’s endurance and speed. Get ready to have fun while working up a sweat. This class corresponds with the monthly freestyle schedule.

  • Pre-requisite: Learn to Skate Level 10.

Booster Lessons

Receive help on new skills or reinforce difficult skills with private instruction from a member of our Booster Staff. Must be enrolled in current group skating lesson to participate.

Jump & Spin

Learn the jumps, spins and connecting moves necessary for freestyle tests. The 10-level program takes skaters from beginner jump & spins to mastering an axel and having knowledge of all the spin positions.

  • Pre-Requisite: Completed Super Skate Level 9 and currently enrolled in Super Skates.

Ice Dance Class

Looking for a way to define your edge quality and rhythm? Not sure if you are ready for Jump & Spin? Try another fun part of skating and join the Ice Dance Class.

  • Pre-requisite: Completed Super Skates Level 9 and currently enrolled in Super Skates.

Synchronized Skating

Interested in joining a synchronized skating team? HOI’s River City Gems welcomes new skaters each season. All levels are encouraged to participate. Practices held throughout the week. Contact the River City Gems at [email protected] for more information.

Clothing & Skates:

Warm, comfortable clothing with mittens/gloves and protective head gear or hats for young children is recommended. Adults additionally benefit from wrist guards and knee pads. Skate rental is included in the cost of your lessons. Skates should be your shoe size or one size larger. Wear one pair of thin socks.

  2. A minimum of 5 skaters is required for classes to be conducted.
  3. The Instructor to Participant Ratio is one instructor to 5-10 participants.
  4. Pro rates are only given for weeks 1-3 (during 8 week sessions).
  5. If you miss a class, there are NO MAKE-UP CLASSES.