Registration Dates 2019 – 20

Registration is now open! Register online by visiting Chicago Park District website.

Chicago Park District Sessions and Registration Dates

Fall 1: September 3, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Registration: Tuesday, July 30th 9:00 am

Fall 2: November 4, 2019 – January 12, 2020
Registration: Tuesday, October 21st 9:00 am

Winter: January 20, 2020 – March 15, 2020
Registration: Tuesday, January 7th 9:00 am 

Spring: March 23, 2020 – May 31, 2020
Registration: Tuesday, March 2nd 9:00 am 

Summer: June 15, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Registration: Tuesday, May 25th 9:00 am 


Figure Skating / Learn to Ice Skate Classes

Learn to Skate Classes

Toddler Crawl: For the toddler aged child 12 mo – 24 mo. Toddler Crawl is a play-based class to teach kids that the ice is a fun, silly and slippery place! Participants do not wear ice skates, but walk/crawl on the ice in boots, snowpants, helmet and gloves. 

Baby Blades: For the older toddler, ages 2 – 3 years. Baby Blades is a longer play-based class, where skaters will wear skates for the first time! It’s a BIG DAY when they stand up by themselves for the first time!!

Snowplow Sam: For pre-school aged children, 3-5, the Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the pre-school aged skater develop preliminary coordination and strength and maneuver on the ice.

Basic 1-6 Levels: For Ages 6 -12, the Basic Skills levels are the fundamentals of the sport of figure skating and introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns.

Free Skate Levels: For ages 6 and up, The Free Skate levels are designed for advanced skaters, who have already passed all of the introductory “Basic 8” levels. Skaters are already getting used to spinning and jumping.

Teen and Adult Levels: For ages 13 and UP!! the Teen and Adult levels are the fundamentals of the sport of figure skating and introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns.

*If there are questions about a skater’s proper level, please contact Skating Coordinator Kathy Janik to set up an evaluation time on the ice.

New to Ice Skating?? Start here, with our Welcome Guide!

Freestyle Ice (click here for the Drop-In Schedule!)

Freestyle Ice is practice ice for Figure Skaters who are in Free Skate 1 and above, or any level skater that has scheduled a private lesson with a coach. It is not an open skate. Hockey players are not allowed on Freestyle Ice (Please check the Stick n’ Puck schedule for Hockey practice times.)

For more information on level requirements, please visit!

Ice Rink Calendar

Our up-to-the-minute Daily Ice Calendar, which lists all Learn to Ice Skate classes, Freestyle Ice, Stick n’ Puck, Rat Hockey and everything else in between!


Check the Skating Bulletin Board weekly for general program information, schedule changes, important dates, and special events.

For more information about the skating program or if you have any questions, please contact the Skating Coordinator or inquire at the Business Office. (773) 840 – 4622

Kathy Janik
Morgan Park Sports Center – Skating Coordinator
(773) 945 – 6014


What's New

Register for Summer Session 1 and Summer
We’re teaming up with our sister facility McFetridge
Morgan Park Sports Center Closed. March 16,
2018 Skate Exchange! October 20th 7:00 –

Ice Rink Reservations

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Special Events

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