Ice Skating


The Park District offers ice skating classes at Glacier Skating Academy, 670 Lakeview Parkway, in Vernon Hills. Ice skating classes are offered for 3 years through adult.

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TOT SKATING (3-6 Years)

These classes teach the very basic of skating skills by using fun and excitement along with instructional techniques. All skaters must wear gloves/mittens and a protective helmet. Skates included in fee.

THRIVING 3’S & Fabulous 4’s (3-4 Years)

These classes are for one parent and one child. The class is geared toward the skater age 3 or 4 that has a bit more caution stepping onto the ice. This is a great way for the parent to learn as well; the parent will be on the ice learning at the same time as the child. Helmet required for the child.

BASIC 1 (6+ Years)

Basic skating skills will teach the skater the fundamentals of skating. The skater will learn skills such as forward stroking, forward swizzles, snowplow stops, backward skating, backward gliding and more. A helmet is required.

ADULT (16+ Years)

Basic fundamental skating skills will be taught in a relaxed, skate at your own pace atmosphere. Coaches will rotate instruction based on your skill level.