Winter Schedule
Winter Session: January 22, 2018 – March 18, 2018

Online Registration: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 9:00 am


Level                                                                      Ages                      Days                                      Times

Toddler Skating

Toddler Crawl                                                    1 – 2 yrs                 Wednesday                           11:15 – 11:45 am

Baby Blades                                                         2 – 3                     Tuesday                               9:30 – 10:30 am
Baby Blades                                                        2 – 3                     Wednesday                          11:45 – 12:45 pm

Pre-School Learn to Skate             
Snowplow Sam 1 – 4                                          3 – 5                       Tuesday                                10:15 – 10:45 am
Snowplow Sam 1 – 4                                         3 – 5                       Wednesday                          12:30 – 1:00 pm
Snowplow Sam 1 – 4                                          3 – 5                       Saturday                               8:45 – 9:15 am

Learn to Skate

Basic 1 – 6                                                            6 to 12                   Saturday                               8:00 – 8:45 am
Basic 1 – 4                                                            6 to 12                   Saturday                               9:15 – 10:00 am

Advanced Levels

Pre-Free Skate                                                     6 and Up               Saturday                               7:00 – 7:45 am
Free skate 1 – 6                                                  6 and Up               Saturday                               7:00 – 7:45 am

Teen & Adult Levels

Teen & Adult 1 – 6                                             13 and Up             Saturday                               7:00 – 7:45 am

Specialty Classes

Ice Dance                                                             13 and Up             Thursday                               11:00 – 11:50 am
Off-Ice Jump                                                        6 and Up               Saturday                               8:50 – 8:30 am   

Class Fees

Level                                                     Ages                                                                                             Fee                        

Baby Blades                                         18 mo – 3                                                                                              $53.00  
Snowplow Sam                                    3 – 5                                                                                                       $77.00
Basic Levels                                         6 and Up                                                                                               $84.00  
Free Skate Levels                                6 and Up (Advanced Skaters)                                                          $92.00
Teen & Adult                                       13 and Up                                                                                             $103.00
Specialty Classes                                  —                                                                                                          Please check the Chicago Park District website 

Morgan Park Sports Center
Figure Skating Beginner Class Descriptions

Baby Blades:
This new class is for the toddler – aged child, interested in skating! The hour long class will include pre-class instruction with guardian, approx 20 – 30 min on the ice for the skater, and story or craft time afterward. Children are encouraged to explore their abilities, enhance listening capabilities, socialize in a group and develop gross motor skills.
*Note: MPSC offers rental skates starting at child size 8. Double bladed skates are not allowed. Figure Skates are suggested.

Snowplow Sam 1 – 4: The Snowplow Sam levels are designed to help the pre-school aged skater (ages 3-5) develop preliminary coordination and strength and maneuver on the ice.

  • Snowplow Sam 1: Introductory level for ages 3-5, no pre-requisites are required. It teaches skaters to balance on the ice, move forward, how to fall properly and safely, and to get back up.
  • Snowplow Sam 2: Skater must pass Snowplow Sam 1 in order to be eligible for this class. Teaches skaters skills such as preliminary backward skating movements; gliding forward; dips and swizzles.

Basic Skills 1 – 6: The Basic Skills levels are the beginner levels for ages 6 to 12, and teach the fundamentals of the sport of figure skating. These levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. 

  • Basic 1: Introductory level, no pre-requisites are required. Teaches skaters skills such as how to balance on the ice; moving and gliding forward; forward Swizzles; backward wiggles and how to Snowplow Stop.
  • Basic 2: Skater must pass Basic 1 in order to be eligible for this class. Teaches skaters skills such as 1-foot glides; backward 2-foot glides; backward Swizzles; 2-foot turns from forward to backward.

Teen & Adult Basic Skills 1 – 6: Teen & Adult curriculum is designed for beginner teen and up skaters (ages 13 and up). It will promote physical fitness and improve balance and coordination.

  • Teen & Adult 1: Introductory level, no pre-requisites are required. Teaches skaters skills such as how to balance on ice; moving and gliding forward; Snowplow stops with speed; dips; 2-foot turns in place.
  • Teen & Adult 2: Skater must pass Teen & Adult 1 in order to be eligible for this class. Teaches skaters forward stroking; pumps on a circle; 1-foot glides; chasses; backward glides; backward wiggles and backward Swizzles.

Pre-Free Skate and Free Skate Levels 1 – 6: This curriculum is for advanced skaters only, who have already passed Basic 1 – 6 or equivalent.

Specialty Classes: For further information about our Specialty Classes, check the MPSC website, or ask the Front Desk.

  • “Power Skating” is a class for Figure Skaters and Hockey players to work on stamina and power.
  • “Edge Class” is an on-ice class for intermediate – advanced skaters to focus on edge quality and control. It will use techniques from Figures and Ice Dance to work on timing and flow.
  • “Ice Dance” is an on-ice class for teens and adults, looking to improve their edge quality and control on the ice. It will focus on basic skating skills, and work on ice dances timed to music.
  • “Off-Ice Jump” classes are for intermediate – advanced figure skaters only, who are in Basic 4 +

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

For more information on level requirements or other info about learning to skate, please visit!
Kathy Janik
Figure Skating Coordinator – Morgan Park Spots Center
773 – 840 – 4593                                                                                           

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