Dear Hockey Families, 12/2/2020
Governor Pritzker announced on Monday that with the current Covid-19 Positivity Rate and an expected upcoming Covid-19 spike soon after the Thanksgiving holiday he is not ready to relax or lift any of the Tier 3 Mitigation that the state of Illinois is currently in right now.
Therefore our hockey program must remain paused for two more weeks completing the Covid-19 thirty-day emergency cycle through Saturday, December 19th.
The Illinois Tier 3 Mitigation does allow for individual one on one training and we will also will rent the ice to multiple skaters of the same family. To inquire about this and for pricing information you can contact me, or call Iris at 847-674-1510.
Staying open and being able to offer services is important to our residents. In order to keep our facilities and programs open we must do all we can to help lower the risk of coronavirus spread in our community. As a reminder, please continue to wash your hands, wear a mask, social distance and stay home if you are not feeling well. With the holidays ahead, we strongly discourage non-essential travel and ask families to visit IDPH’s website to view the holiday season safety tips.
Although we know this is disappointing news, our hope is that with the vaccine in sight these guidelines will be short lived and we can get back to what we all love to do. Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
Director of Hockey Operations
Skokie Park District
Skatium Ice Arena Guidelines – Covid
Thank you for your cooperation.
August 17, 2020
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The Skatium is open for scheduled hockey activity adhering to the State of Illinois and CDC Guidelines and Restrictions.
Currently as of this date in the State of Illinois amateur hockey is categorized as a High Risk- Level 1 Sport. What this means is that players are allowed to train and/or practice in a non-contact environment. Any competing in games or scrimmaging is prohibited.
It is also required that all participants both on and off the ice must wear face coverings over their mouths and noses at all times. Players should arrive dressed and there is a seating area outside the Skatium to put skates on.
All Skatium classes will run as usual with enrollment limitations significantly reduced. Skatium youth house league teams will start their season as usual with evaluations leading to teams being formed and team practices. Teams will continue to practice with the hope that the restrictions on games will be modified or lifted entirely. The start to the Skatium's adult league is currently suspended, to start at a later to be announced date.
Thank you to all participants for your support for our programs and your cooperation and patience through these uncertain and challenging times.
YOUTH RAT TIME
Due to the State of Illinois Covid-19 Restrictions of not allowing for any hockey games or scrimmages at this time, we have had to postpone the start of our (Tuesday night) Youth Rat Time program until further notice. Thanks for your understanding.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all Skatium programming, including leagues, classes, clinics or special events are subject to being delayed, changed or cancelled.
Congratulations to Flyers Squirt 3 - NSYHL 2019-20 Silver Champions
Congratulations to Flyers Squirt 2 - NSYHL 2019-20 Bronze Champions
Congratulations to our Flyers Pee Wee 1 Tournament Team, Champions of the Rosemont Outdoor Classic going undefeated throughout the tournament defeating the Sabres in the final 4-2.
Congratulations to Flyers 18U Midget #2 COACH ROB BUIST - 2019-20 NWHL Coach of the Year
Coach Mike Berrafato announced he will be retiring after this 2019-20 season and is holding his award presented to him for 25+ years of coaching service to the Flyers Hockey Club prior to his Pee Wee team's game on Feb 24th.
Flyers Seniors (L-R) Aidan Rappaport, Kevin Zielinski, Emmett Calto, Jason Melnick, Kasper Goralczyk, Zach Ramos & Emilio Kehm were honored on "Senior Night" when our two 18U teams faced each other on February 21st. (not pictured Adam Tomczak)
Students from Pope Francis Global Academy enjoy the Skatium's "Future Flyers Free Friday" promotional class on January 31. If you would like your school to take part in a Future Flyers Free Friday, let Steve Glickman know at email@example.com.
Former NHL Star and Skokie Flyer Mike Brown is interviewed by Sal Barry on this Puck Junk Podcast. Mike talks, among other things, about his start in hockey with the Skokie Flyers and at the Skatium Ice Arena.
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Congratulations to Pee Wee #1 & Flying Cats Goaltender Olive Ryan (far right)- honored by the Blackhawks as November, 2019 BMO Youth Player of the Month!
Our 10U Flying Cats team get ready for their game against Flyers #2 on October 21st.
Our 2019-2020 14U Flying Cats Girls team gets ready for their debut on Sunday, October 6th. Unfortunately they lost to Pleasant Prairie #3 , 6-1.
Learn to Skate for Hockey
IS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS
Our classes offer players who want to eventually play on a Flyers hockey team, however have little or no hockey or skating experience. This program takes the beginner skater from standing on skates to executing basic forward and backwards skating skills. Protective equipment is required and provided as part of this class. This includes helmet with facemask, elbow pads, shin guards, hockey gloves and stick. Skate rental is $3 per session.
For 3-6 year old classes only we allow one parent to accompany their child on the ice during the class. Parents must have their own skates. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of class to put on equipment.
Please click on CLASSES at the top of the
page for more information.
To register, please call 847-674-1510 or for more information contact Skokie Park District’s Hockey Director Steve Glickman at 847-929-7926, or email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Stanley Cup winning former Chicago Blackhawks player and current television analyst Jamal Mayers and the Blackhawks for offering a Rink Partnership Clinic on December 30th where all participants had made generous donations to the Village of Skokie Holiday Giving Program to help out the needy people of Skokie for the holidays.
Stan Mikita played at the Skatium in the very first Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Game in 1988. Here he battles for a loose puck against Dale Tallon, as the late Keith Magnuson backs up Tallon. The referee was an active playing Denis Savard and the goalie was Skatium's Hockey Director Steve Glickman.
January 9th marked the 30th Anniversary of the first ever Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Game that was played at the Skatium back in 1988
Former Chicago Blackhawks player and Stanley Cup Champion Jamal Mayers visits the Skatium to assist with the Blackhawks/Total Hockey sponsored "Little Blackhawks" class on March 26th.
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MIKE BROWN, former Skokie Flyer and current NHL star, most recently with the Montreal Canadiens, comes back to his original home and visits the Skatium and the Summerstars Hockey Camp on July 25th signing autographs with his son Axel looking on.
Flyers Coach Tom Pappas enjoys a beautiful day on the water with his friend Stanley
Former Chicago Blackhawks player and current television analyst Steve Konroyd, along with Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk, visits the Skatium to conduct a skills clinic with proceeds benefitting the Village of Skokie Community Holiday Giving Program
photo courtesy of Patrick Long
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Chicago Blackhawks Great and NHL Hall of Famer Denis Savard has been one of many special guest instructors who have conducted skills clinic at the Skatium.