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Spring League Hockey

Spring Hockey Registration is active! 
Make sure to sign up soon to secure a spot!
*We are running "practices" more as clinics in March.

See the "Youth Leagues" tab on the top left.
     Select "Flyers Spring League" for 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U
     Select  "Pilots Spring League" for 6U and 8U

To register:

Age Level and Birthyears per 

* Midget  18U   2005 - 2008

* Bantam 14U   2009 - 2010

* Peewee 12U   2011 - 2012

* Squirt   10U   2013 - 2014

* Major Mite  8U    2015 - 2016

* Minor Mite  6U    2017 - 2018

Playoffs 2022-23

Congratulations to all the teams at Skokie Hockey on a fun season!
Here are the results from teams in championship games.

6U-2 (Yellow) CHAMPIONS!



14U-1  Silver CHAMPIONS!

14U-2  Gold CHAMPIONS!

18U-2  Runner Up!

Picture Day Ordering

*See the display case at the Skatium for team photo examples.

Hockey families who participated in picture day,
Contact TinType should you have any questions.

Unfortunate news to pass on. Norwood Park 8-year old Molly Morris has passed on. Molly battled kidney cancer with fierce determination.

Should you want to honor of Molly and her cause:
*Melissa OHara is selling ribbons and can be reached at:


*Orange is the color of fighting kidney cancer! Maybe orange tape on your stick.

Saint Ignatius College Prep Accident - card collection

Great job Skokie Flyers! We had an amazing response to our card collection! Over 200 cards were collected! The cards were dropped off earlier this season. The support was very much appreciated by St. Ignatius!


More ice time: Open Hockey

For those looking for more ice time, please consider attending Open Hockey. See the "Classes & Clinics" tab

2022-23 Gene Razdolsky Memorial Scholarship winner

Aiden Straky

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PLEASE check your Email  Spam and Junk folders. At times, Emails from Matt are ending up in one of those folders. 


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In March, the Skatium began a renovation to replace its aging mechanical equipment. Above is a brief video of the demo of the concrete rink floor which began on March 14th. The Skatium re-opened in October 2022.


Skatium long-time Director of Hockey Operations – Steve Glickman will retire effective May 1, 2022. 

After growing up in Skokie and playing for the Skatium’s first ever hockey program as an eleven year old when the facility opened in 1973 Steve was hired by the Skokie Park District as a Hockey/Golf Program Supervisor in 1987. As the hockey program continued to grow and with spring and summer hockey becoming more popular Steve’s golf responsibilities were removed from his job in 1997 and his title was adjusted to Director of Hockey Operations.

Steve (60), left the Skokie Park District in 1999 for another park district, but returned in 2006 and continued completing 28 years with the Skokie Park District and a total of 35 years as a Hockey Director in the Illinois Municipal Parks and Recreation System. 

“I am forever grateful to the Skokie Park District and Mr. Mark Schneiderman for initially hiring me and allowing me to work in the place that has always been ‘my home away from home’,” Glickman said. “I am also very appreciative to have met and worked with so many great people within the hockey community over the 35 years of my career. I am one fortunate guy.”

"District Hockey Director Retires After Five Golden Decades"

(CLICK ON LINK ABOVE) Enjoy the article written by Skokie Park District's Director of Communications and Marketing Jim Bottorff about the May 1st retirement of Skatium's Hockey Director Steve Glickman.

Congratulations to Flyers Midget 2 - 2022 NWHL MIDGET DIV.2 CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to Flyers Bantam 1 - 2022 NSYHL BANTAM SILVER CHAMPIONS

On March 10th an All-Flyers NSYHL Bantam Silver Championship Game featured Flyers #1 defeating Flyers #2 4-3 in an overtime thriller!

Congratulations to Flyers PW2 - 2022 NSYHL PEE WEE GOLD CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to 18U Midget #1 Coach DAVE POPP. 2021-22 NWHL COACH OF THE YEAR!


Gene Razdolsky was a beloved coach at the Skokie Skatium who passed away after a long battle with cancer on February 6, 2022. Gene was a man of extraordinary remarkable character, patience, empathy and kindness who celebrated victories and losses with equal passion. To honor Gene's memory, we are establishing a fund in his name that will be awarded to one player annually. The goal is to make this award available so that Gene - and all that he embodied - remains part of the Skokie Park District's hockey program.

WE ARE COLLECTING DONATIONS TO ENSURE THAT THIS FUND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.  Our goal is to make this a scholarship that exists for the years Gene would have otherwise been at Skokie.

To contribute, payments can be made to the following:

Youth Foundation of Skokie

C/O Skokie Skatium

9300 Weber Park Place

Skokie, Illinois 60077 

Be sure to include in the “notes” section that the donation is for the Gene Razdolsky Scholarship Fund.

The Youth Foundation of Skokie is a 501c3 and donors will receive the full benefit of a charitable tax donation. Unfortunately, credit card payments may not be accepted at this time.

We anticipate awarding the first year’s recipient prior to the 2022-2023 fall season at the Skatium.  Additional details to follow.

Questions about the fund can be directed to Nicole Seidlitz (


We are very saddened to report that longtime Flyers Coach Gene Razdolsky succumbed to cancer and passed away on Feb 6th. He was 52 years old. Coach Gene was a favorite coach with our Flyers program coaching teams that his boys Robert and Liam played for throughout their seasons with the Flyers. A one-time Flyer himself as a kid, Gene and his wife Eileen were extremely loyal to our Flyers program most recently living in Lake Villa, yet travelling the extra miles to the Skatium to make sure his boys continued to play for the Flyers. Coach Gene will be sorely missed.

Congratulations to our 12 graduating High School Seniors on our two Flyers 18U Midget teams. To see pictures from this event please click on the "PHOTOS" tab at the top of this page and then click on "2022 18U Senior Nights"


   December 1, 2021 


Due to the critical need to replace aging ice and mechanical systems, the Skatium Ice Arena will be closed March 2 to September 12, 2022. 

Several components of the main rink refrigeration system are original from 1973 and are obsolete. 

Both compressors utilized by the main rink date to 1989, one of which has a cracked head casing and is on borrowed time. 

The main rink concrete floor was replaced in 2004, however in a cost savings attempt, outdated refrigeration components were not repaired and only the rink floor was replaced.

Boilers that supply the water to the system have corroded, with the boilers and pipes needing to be replaced. This is also true of the original 1973 air handlers.

The entire project is estimated at $4.78 million, which will be offset by a recent $2.5 million Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The remaining balance of $2.28 million will be paid with a bond issue that will be sold in March 2022.

Although internal Skatium 2022 spring and summer classes, camps, as well as our spring adult league will be on hiatus during this project, discussions are in the works for the Skokie Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA) youth travel program to adopt the park district's youth house league for the 2022 spring season. Details about this will be announced as more information becomes available. 

If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Jon Marquardt, Superintendent of Facilities, at (847) 929-8520.

Congratulations to Flyers Bantam 2 MLK Windy City Tournament 2022 Champs

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LiveBarn is now available at the Skatium. Go to to sign up. Use Promo Code 76d7-82pd to Save 10%

AHAI Concussion Testing

AHAI, Athletico Physical Therapy, the Chicago Blackhawks, and NorthShore University HealthSystem have come together to create the AHAI: A Step aHead Baseline Testing initiative to combat one of the most common head injuries: concussions. The program includes free baseline concussion testing and educational programs, to youth hockey players in the AHAI program. For more information and to register for a free baseline screening please go to the A Step aHead website.

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.


Enjoy listening to the podcast:


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!


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.

Blackhawks Legend 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 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

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


Learn to Skate for Hockey  


    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





photo courtesy of Patrick Long

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.