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Skating School

Spring Skating Classes Start
February 27th!

Schedule is posted to your right!

Registration starts:
In-District Residents - ​February 7 
Open Registration - February 8

Don't forget you can register online!
You may also Fax to 847-671-4755.

Questions? Contact our Skate School Director
Anne Raucci at

Bring your family to the nearby Franklin Park Ice Arena to embark on a lifetime of skating fun! We offer reasonably priced lessons year-round for skaters of all ages includingbeginners. You can enroll your first-time skater in an age-appropriate class and master skating fundamentals along with your spouse or teenager. Our classes are conveniently offered in the evenings and on Saturdays. Weekday tot classes are available as well.  

Our experienced, professional skating staff is eager to share their knowledge and skill with you and your family. We will teach you the basics of balancing and gliding and give you the confidence to advance through the nationally recognized Ice Skating Institute curriculum. WeSKATE is the leading learn-to-skate program that focuses on teaching people to skate for the FUN of it.  

In 2015-2016 we will offer a new session in September, November and February and May. Skates are available for rent at just $3 or you can purchase a discount pass at $30 for 15 rentals.  

To receive a SKATING SCHOOL SCHEDULE or to be added to our mailing list, please call us at the Ice Arena, 847-671-4268 and provide your email address.

On the schedule it states that "We offer a discount for our brand new students!" For clarification, this means that the price for a Tot 1 or Beginners class is less than the higher level tot or youth classes.  

Registration for Skating School Classes are taken online at or at the Franklin Park Ice Arena front desk, open daily, 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Drop off, mail or fax (847-671-4755) your registration form. We will process it and a receipt confirming your participation in the program will be mailed to you. We will contact you if there is a conflict with your first choice. 

Online Registration now available!

The Park District of Franklin Park offers online registration! Enjoy the benefits of checking program availability, class descriptions and registering from home. It’s only a click away!

Online registration will be available for most programs, including Season Skating Passes, Skating Lessons, Panther Instructional Hockey, Adult Hockey Leagues and hockey clinics. Just follow the link on our website to find the program that’s right for you!

Register Online Here!!

Forms & Handouts

In an effort to support a "green" philosophy, we post skating school items on our website rather then print and hand them out in class. These items are also displayed on our bulletin boards in the lobby of the ice arena. Printed copies are available at the front desk. You must have Adobe Reader in order to view these items. Watch this page for more items as they become available.