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Contact the Franklin Park Ice Arena to find out about available ice for sale on our Main or Studio Arenas. Call us at 847-671-4268 or email Judy

We’ve been at it for a long time and our experience shows. Whether it’s a birthday party or a hockey game; whether it’s broomball on the sandbox or our entire school on the big ice; when you choose our arena, you can count on quality. You’ll see it in every part of your visit here, but the quality shows especially in our ice surface. Unparalleled. Here at the Franklin Park Ice Arena, it’s an "ice thing”. We know what’s important. We do what we know and we love what we do. We have the experience to do it right. It’s simple. We give you a comfortable place and a perfect sheet of ice - every time. 

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Schedules & Standings

Click to view league schedules and standings!

The Franklin Park Ice Arena invites you to participate in our B Summer Adult Hockey League all season long. The league consists of a 10-game season and conclude with a single elimination tournament. Our goal is to make sure every team has a great experience playing the best sport around. Quality hockey at a fair price, that’s our guarantee at the Franklin Park Ice Arena.

USA HOCKEY INSURANCE: Proof of USA Hockey Insurance required at time of registration. USA Hockey number must be on the team roster for every player. USA Hockey insurance is valid September thru August. Players must be able to provide picture ID at ALL times. Goalies may substitute for any team in the league except during playoffs.    

Your cooperation with the league management and acceptance of league rules will insure that all participants have a fun and successful season. The league will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the Franklin Park Ice Arena, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois (AHAI) and USA Hockey. Standings and suspensions are updated regularly and can be found on this website.

Contact Stan Dubicki, Assistant Arena Manager at 847-671-4268 for more information.

Winter Season

December 27-March 21 (10 games plus single elimination playoff)
Register online or download and fax the registration form to 847-671-4755. Registration begins November 24/Deadline December 14. Games begin December 27.

Fee:     $210
New Players #15618/Returning Players #15619

Women's Summer Hockey League

June 3-July 30, 2014 | Only $165/Skater (Goalies FREE) | 8 games

The Franklin Park Ice Arena invites you to participate in our Women’s Summer Hockey League. The season will take place June 3 through July 30 (no games July 22 & 23) with games being played on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings starting at 8:10 pm. Players of all skill level are welcome to participate. An evaluation will take place prior to the start of the season and teams will be drafted so a mix of skill levels are on each team. Our goal is to make sure every team has a great time playing the best sport around.

  • Player Evaluations: Wednesday, May 21, 8:10-10:10 pm
  • 8 game season/12 minute periods
  • Games on either Tuesday or Wednesday night at 8:10 pm
  • Game Jersey
  • Each player can request a “buddy” to be on their team
  • USA Hockey Referees & Scorekeeper

Fax in your player registration form with credit card to 847-671-4755. Registration begins April 14. The deadline to register is May 11! For more information call 847-671-4268 or contact Sara Bolan.

Building CLOSED due to construction!

On Thursday, July 9 contractors will be installing new rooftop units on the lobby roof. Due to crane use, there will be no access to the building that day. Registration for fall hockey will take place at the Community Center, 9560 Franklin Ave.

The Franklin Park Ice Arena will be offering fast paced fun action for new mites. This program will take place on Saturday afternoons on the Studio Arena.

Dynamites
The Franklin Park Ice Arena will be offering fast paced fun action for new mites. This program will take place on Saturday afternoons on the Studio Arena. Fun interactive hockey taught on our Studio Arena for players up to 6 years of age. Skill development, skating drills and 3 on 3 play will be the focus of this program. Full gear is required. Have fun this spring with this great class.

Our 3-on-3 program will focus on the following:  

  • Accelerated skill development  
  • Balanced ice/more puck touch action  
  • Reasonably priced-includes jersey  
  • Loaner equipment is available FREE for new players, limited availability  
  • Best of all, your child will leave the ice smiling!

Season: April 6-May 11 (6 weeks) on Saturdays 
Dynamites (born 2007-2008): 12:10-1:20 pm #12775
Reasonably Priced: ID $94/OD $105 

USA Hockey insurance required for all new players. Register on-line at USA Hockey after April 1!. It’s free for players born 2007 or later but registration is still required.  

School's Out Hockey Camps

Panther Premier Hockey School for Mites & Squirts

Sundays: June 15-July 27 at 9:20-10:20 am ~ 6 weeks (no class July 6)
Panther Premier Hockey School offers both players and goalies the chance to take their game to a higher level. While working through the intense drills, game situations, and controlled scrimmages, players can improve the skills of their game while still having fun. Off-Ice Training is held immediately after the on-ice session, weather permitting.
Fee: $176 ($197 OD) #14787

DJ SK8 and Cosmic SK8!

Come to the Franklin Park Ice Arena for Cosmic and DJ SK8! We will dazzle you with these interactive fun skating sessions. This season themed DJ SK8 will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month starting in October! During Cosmic SK8! we turn down the regular lights and turn up the mood with theatrical lighting, special effects and a DJ playing the hits. The DJ SK8! will have the same great music minus the special lighting; but will still be a fun alternative to our normal Public Skate sessions. Best of all, admission is only $6 for DJ SK8 and $8 for Cosmic SK8 ($3 skate rental).

Our next Cosmic SK8 sessions will be on March 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. and 8:20-9:50 p.m.

Check the schedule for dates and times.

Try Hockey or Skating for Free Clinics

The Franklin Park Ice Arena will host a clinic on November 7 at 4:50 p.m. to Try Hockey or Skating for FREE! This fun event designed for children 4-9 will include a free class by our professional instructors, a goody bag for all participants and other fun activities. Don't miss out on this fun event!!

Prime Ice for Sale

The Franklin Park Ice Arena has discount prime ice available Thanksgiving weekend! Please contact Judy Caracci to book the ice or call the rink at 847-671-4268.

 

 

  • Saturday, November 28 @ 3:40-4:40 p.m. $230
  • Saturday, November 28 @ 4:50-5:50 p.m. $230
  • Sunday, November 29 @ 3:40-4:40 p.m. $230
  • Sunday, November 29 @ 4:50-5:50 p.m. $230

School's Out Hockey Camp 2018

3-Day Camp (Tues/Weds/Thurs - 8am-2pm)
Camp 1 =  Jr Panthers & Gold Mites
Camp 2 = Squirts & Pee Wees

2-Day Camp (Mon/Fri - 8am-2:30pm)
Camp 1 = Gold Mites & Squirts
Camp 2 = Pee Wees & Bantams


June 4 - August 3, 2018 (8 weeks)
*No camp the week of July 4


Registration is going on now!

*See the brochure to the right for more important registration information and fees

Women's college & AAA U16-U19 players, are you looking for somewhere to skate this summer?
Look no further than the Franklin Park Ice Arena and join our new Women's College & AAA 3 on 3 Hockey League!

Wednesdays, June 6 - August 1 (no 7/3)
Rotating start times of 8:10pm or 9:20pm
Player Fee: $110 / Goalie Fee $60

*See the flyer to the right for more information & follow the link to register online!

Is Jr. Panthers for you??

Eligible skaters for Jr. Panthers are skaters with minimal skating experience born between 2012-2009.  Skaters must have passed Panther Paws Group 2, or have completed a class with similar requirements at another facility.  Jr. Panther skaters that are either too young or not developmentally ready to play Gold Mites Tier III hockey.  Tier III is the level of the competitive hockey program that skates out of Franklin Park. 

Jr. Panthers will provide skaters with instruction using USA Hockey's ADM Model as well as offer game-like experiences through "Jamborees".  Skaters will benefit from a "team-like" environment and will see a 5:1 practice to game ratio. Coaches are a combination of experienced rink staff and volunteer parents of skaters registered in the program.  Not only is this a learning experience for the kids, but for our future Panther coaches.  Moms or Dads interested in helping will have their USA Hockey registration and background check completed and will gain valuable experience through their hands-on involvement. A small training session will take place early in the season to offer guidance and to provide reference materials to help coaches see more success. 

Jr. Panthers is highly recommended for any younger skater that meets the requirements and wants to play Panther Hockey in the future. 

Disclaimer: Participation in the Little Blackhawks program does NOT trump the requirements in place to participate in Tier III Hockey.  To participate as a Gold Mite (2009-2010) or Squirt (2008) for the 2017-2018 season, all players must PASS the skills from Panther Paws Group 5.  This can be accomplished by participating in the class or through a private evaluation of the Group 5 skills.


Step Up Your Game Summer 2018
This popular clinic is back! Step Up Your Game is for the hockey player who wants to raise their level of play. This program is ideal for the player who is not afraid to put in the work to get to the next level. Participants will be asked to play outside their comfort zone. Many of the drills will be advanced and will challenge your skater’s limits. Those who commit to the required work will see marked improvement in speed, agility, skill and confidence.
Two lead instructors will be on the ice each session to ensure development.


For Gold Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees & Bantams.
Since Step Up is on the Main Arena, the ice will be split. Gold Mites/Squirts on one end and Pee Wees/Bantams on the other.

Tuesdays, June 5 - July 31
*No Class 7/3 or 7/17. Class will be on 7/18 that week*
6:40-7:50pm on the Main Arena

Fee: $110 ID / $120 OD 

Summer Hockey Focus Clinics

NEW* this summer we are offering focus clinics by division.

Limit: 15 skaters per clinic. First come, first serve

Fee: $10 per skater, goalies free

All clinics are day-of online registration or walk-in, no pre-registration accepted.

Skaters run the risk of the clinic being full if they walk-in the evening of the clinic. No exceptions are made to our 15 skater max limit. Day-of online registration is highly recommended. Spots cannot be held by calling in.


Join us for our Spring Season of Panther Girls Hockey!

This Spring, we will offer an All-Girls Power Play Program for 10U (2008-2009), 12U (2006-2007) & 14U (2004-2005).
All girls will participate in a power skate on the Main Arena on Mondays from 6:55-7:55pm. You will then have Team Play Strategy & Tactics on alternating Thursdays (6:20-7:20pm) and weekend slots on the Studio Arena. Games will also be arranged with other local girls teams and we plan to participate in a local Girls Tournament May 18-20!

March 12 - May 24, 2018
Skater Fee: ID $295 / OD $330

Goalie Fee: $260

Registration begins February 1, 2018


Are you a Girls U10 to U19 hockey player looking to keep those feet moving this summer? Register for our Franklin Park Panther Girls Summer Skates!

Our Panther Girls Summer Skates are intended to provide girls with a fun atmosphere where the first 15-20 minutes of each session will be spent on skill development & the remaining time spent on small area games. The skill development component will work on stickhandling/puck control and shooting at game speed.
Instructors will match players of similar abilities for small area game situations.
Instructed by our Panther Girls Coaching Staff & Hockey Director, Tim Monroe

Tuesdays, June 5 - July 31 (no 7/3)
8:10-9:10pm on the Studio Arena

Fee: $100

Registration is going on NOW!