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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!


Skating Stars • Age 3-6

Whether your child wants to play hockey, figure skate, or needs a FUN activity, Skating Stars is where it’s at! Skating Stars is comprised of 3 levels with 26 elements.  This class is for first time skaters only and offered to those who want to learn how to skate but do not want to commit to the 8-week session. Skating Stars is comprised of 3 levels with 26 elements.

  • Skate rental is included.
  • Age 3-6

Super Skates • Ages 7-15

Whether your child wants to play hockey, figure skate, or needs a FUN activity, Super Skates is their starting point.   This 10-level program is for first time skaters only and offered to those who do not want to commit to the 8-week session.

  • Skate rental included
  • Ages 7-15

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: Super Skate Level 7 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 level 7 Super Skates 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 Shawna Ludy at [email protected] for more information.

Community Partner: Heart of Illinois Skating Club

A local organization for figure skating membership that offers competing, testing, synchronized skating and special events. For more information, like them on Facebook.

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.

Policies:
  1. There are NO TEACHER REQUESTS.
  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. No pro-rated classes after week 3.
  5. If you miss a class, there are NO MAKE-UP CLASSES.