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Figure Skating

US Figure Skating Sweating and Stretching

Flexibility is essential for success in skating, and  regularly engaging in an off-ice stretching routine will improve your flexibility over time. Challenge yours elf to focus on flexibility with this fun two-part workout! First, complete the dynamic warm-up “sweat” routine to ensure that your muscles are warm and your body is ready for st retching. Then, complete the st retching routine to increase your overall flexibility. When you’ re finished, check the box indicating the day of the week you completed a full #SweatAndStretch session. Complete the stretching course.

Learn To Skate Fundamentals

Learn what skaters will learn in each class and specific level course by reviewing these handouts. Class details and to register.

Basic Skills
Free Skate
Snowplow Sam
Speed Skating

Group Lessons

This is the place to start to learn how to ice skate! Come join our group lessons with our experienced staff coaches that provide the critical instruction needed to achieve the proper technique and mastering of each element in your prospective level. In group lessons, the instructor’s goal is for skaters to be able to accomplish all the elements required. All skaters will receive an evaluation at the end of each session in order to know what level to sign up for the next session.

Figure Skating Academy Camps

Hoffman Estates Park District offers camps to address the needs of new skaters to developing athletes.

Adult Figure Skating Lessons

Designed for the “later skaters”. If you have never skated before and would like to learn or you would like to brush up on your skating skills, this is the class for you. We follow the USFS Learn to Skate USA curriculum. The class is open to beginners through advanced skaters. This class will be divided into groups according to ability and enrollment. Why sit and watch your children when you can be learning too? This will be such a great way to enjoy skating as a family.

Private Lessons

Is your skater is having trouble with a certain skill or skills? Is your skater interested in competitions? This may be the time to consider adding a private lesson in addition to your group classes.

We also offer private lessons for the advanced or competitive skater, with National and master rated coaches.

Contact Melissa Motyka-Ciavarella, Figure Skating Manager at MMotyka@heparks.org or 847-781-3642 for a coach referral or information on private lessons. Once you choose a coach, they will walk you through the process of Freestyle ice, fees, and times.

All private lessons are paid through HEParks, not directly to the coaches.

Freestyle Hours

March Freestyle Schedule:   February 28 – March 27, 2021

April Freestyle Schedule:  March 28 – May 1, 2021

Skaters must reserve their ice slot for the entire month.  Register online for ice slots available (search for code 212059 for March & 222059 for April).  Rink is limited to 15 skaters per ice slot.

Skating Special Events

Hoffman Estates Park District offers many fun and exciting skating special events. Skating Events held throughout the year: Ice Show, Egg Slide, Great Pumpkin Skate, Skate with Santa and many more! Click here for more information on special events.

 Figure Skating Programs:

Jump / Spin Class
Skaters focus on proper techniques and learn new exercises to accomplish their current and new jump/spin goals. Must be Basic 3 level or higher.

Power/Edge Class 
Offered to both hockey and figure skaters.  Designed to improve speed, agility, endurance/stamina through innovative power drills. Also learn to master your edges, turns and transitions. Skaters must be in Figure Skating Basic 3 or Hockey Development or higher.

Speed Skating 
Do you have the need for speed?  This class is offered as a part of the Learn To Skate USA program, but is geared for those skaters who want to race, taught by experienced US speed skaters and certified coaches, and includes the use of speed skates during lessons.

Synchronized Skating
This is a class to introduce a National and International TEAM figure skating sport. Skaters will be learning basic formations, step sequences and a short routine to music. Must be Basic level 3 or higher and ages 6-16.

For more program information, see here.


Contact for Figure Skating: Melissa Motyka-Ciavarella  MMotyka@heparks.org 847-885-7500   ext 503