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.
Jr. Ice Academy
Jr. Ice Academy lessons are are designed to help the preschool-age skater develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice.
Figure Skating Academy
The Figure Skating Academy is the premier location for skaters interested in taking group lessons, learning the fundamentals of figure skating and in moving beyond the fundamentals. Figure Skating Academy follows the US Figure Skating’s Learn to Skate curriculum.
Freestyle and Competitive Lessons
For skaters who wish to progress into free skating skills while remaining in the group lesson environment.
* You can join lessons at any time, ask about a pro-rated tuition fee for mid-session registration.
This time is for figure skaters to practice and/or take private lessons. For ice times, hours and more information see the link below or contact the service desk at the Triphahn Center Ice Arena. Click here for Freestyle hours.
Figure Skating Academy Camps
Hoffman Estates Park District offers several camps seasonally to address the needs of new skaters to developing athletes. Click here for camp details and to register.
Adult Figure Skating Lessons
Designed for “later skaters”, this class follows the curriculum of the Ice Skating Institute and United States Figure Skating Adult tracks. Open to beginners through advanced older skaters, this class will be divided into groups according to ability and enrollment. Click here for camp details and to register.
Figure skating is a technical sport with many intricate moves and elements that can take several weeks or months to achieve. Coaches provide the critical instruction needed to achieve the proper technique and desired look of the element, instant feedback and critique and training needed to learn new elements. Skaters learning the basics in classes will receive group instruction and will learn the breakdown and beginning steps to how an element like forward skating should be performed. In group lessons the instructor’s goal is for skaters to be able to accomplish the elements learned with minimal mistakes. Private lessons allow the skater even more in depth critique and mastery of the element.
You may contact Melissa Motyka-Ciavarella at MMotyka@heparks.org or 847-885-7500 ext 503 for a coach referral or information on private lessons. Once you choose a coach, they will walk you through the process of contract ice and times they are available to teach. Most lessons take place after school until 5:30pm or before school.
Private lessons are performed at the rink during freestyle ice. Freestyle ice is provided during the day to all figure skaters. This is not public ice and skaters taking private lessons or practicing on the ice must adhere to the ice etiquette rules.
* We do allow group lesson coaches to write on your child’s testing sheet that they recommend the child to take private lessons for additional help/instruction.
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.
Why sit idle while the kids are on the ice when you can get fit? Get moving at the Triphahn Fitness Center. Low monthly rates!
Contact for Figure Skating: Melissa Motyka-Ciavarella MMotyka@heparks.org 847-885-7500 ext 503