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Veterans Memorial Arena 2017-18 Learn to Skate Schedule

$65.00 Resident
$68.00 Non-Resident

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Session 2:

Wednesdays: 6:00p & 6:45p All Levels Available at Both Times
November 29 – January 17, 2017
No Class on December 27 & January 3, 2018

Saturdays: 9:00a All Levels
December 2 – January 13
No Class on December 30


Session 3:
Wednesdays: 6:00p & 6:45p (All Levels Available at Both Times)
January 24, 2018 – February 28, 2018

Saturdays: 9:00a
January 20, 2018 – February 24, 2018


Winter Ice Show:
December 16, 2107 at 7:00p

Spring Ice Show:
March 3, 2018


Learn to Skate Lessons 

Ice skating is an exciting and fun life-long activity! Pekin Park's Skating program is committed to providing quality instruction for three-year-olds and up and at all skill levels that are exciting, challenging and fun. With an excellent, professional staff and fun, interactive lesson plans, we pride ourselves on helping skaters to reach their goals. If there is anything you need to make your experience more enjoyable, please let us know.


Based on the guidelines of the Ice Skating Institute (ISI), the Rink offers beginning through advanced figure skating classes. Whether you are an experienced skater or have never stepped foot on the ice, we have classes tailored to fit your needs.

Tots (3 - 5 yrs.)
Preschool-aged skaters will learn the "fun"damentals of skating to develop coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Curriculum includes the correct way to fall, how to get up properly and how to start moving on the ice, followed by new skills such as two-foot glides, dips and marching steps.

Pre-Alpha (6 yrs. – Adult)
Pre-Alpha skaters are introduced to basic moves such as one- and two-foot glides, dips and swizzles.

Alpha (6 yrs. – Adult)
Alpha progressively builds on the beginning basics. Skills include forward stroking, snowplow stops, forward crossovers and backward swizzles.

Beta (6 yrs. – Adult)
Beta skaters learn backward stroking, backward crossovers and T-stops.

Gamma (6 yrs. – Adult)
Gamma moves at a faster pace and includes combinations of skills learned in Beta.

Skaters work on the positioning, technique, and speed that form the foundation for jumps and spins. Delta skaters also learn inside three-turns, edges, shoot-the-duck, lunges and bunny hops.

Jump and Spin
Skaters learn a progression of jumps, spins and advanced combinations.

Private Lessons
All private lessons are scheduled directly through the instructor of your choice.


Freestyle Ice

PPD Learn to Skate participants can skate during Freestyle ice times. Freestyle ice is subject to cancellation per the Arena Manager. 


Ice Shows

All students enrolled in Session 2 of Learn to Skate classes are invited to perform in the Winter Wonderland Skate Expo and Session 3 skaters can participate in the annual ice show.


Precise Ice Skating Team

Precise Ice allows skaters to enjoy skating as part of a team! As members of Precise Ice, skaters build strength, develop artistry on the ice, and learn choreography for performance and competition. Membership in Precise Ice is at the Head Coach's discretion, and skaters must also register for at least one Learn to Skate class.


For further or more specific information related to skating programs, please contact the Recreation Department at (309) 347-7275.

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