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Learn to Skate &
Precise Ice Skating Team

Learn to Skate

Learn to skate with the Pekin Park District! Ice Skating is a great way for all ages to learn new skills and have fun. Lessons are 45 minutes long. Rental skates are included in the session price or you can bring your own.

Lessons are typically held:

  • Mondays - 5 p.m. or 5:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays - 9 a.m.

Session cost: $70 R/ $73 NR

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Learn to Skate Level Descriptions

Tots (3-5 years): Preschool age skaters learn the fundamentals of skating to develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Skills include the correct way to fall, how to get up properly, skill-building games, basic movement on the ice, glides, dips and swizzles.

Pre-Alpha: Beginning skaters are introduced to basic moves such as one- and two-foot glides, dips and swizzles.

Alpha: Progressively builds on the beginning basics. Skills include forward stroking, snowplow stop, forward crossovers and backward swizzles.

Beta: Skaters learn backward stroking, backward crossovers, and T-stops.

Gamma: Moves at a faster pace and includes a combination of skills learned in Beta.

Delta: Skaters work on the positioning, techniques and speed that form the foundation for jumps. 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.

Team: Skaters build strength, develop artistry on the ice, and learn choreography for performance and competitions. Participants must also register for at least one Learn to Skate class per session. Final session of the season will end with an Ice Show for all skaters to participate.

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

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Precise Ice Skating Team

On the Precise Ice Team skaters build strength, develop artistry on the ice, and learn choreography for performance and competitions. Participants must be at the Gamma level or higher and be registered for at least one Learn to Skate class per session.

Team practices typically held:

  • Mondays - 4 p.m
  • Wednesdays - 4:15 p.m.
  • Saturdays – 8 a.m.

Cost: $130 per session

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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.

 

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

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