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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.

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It is with extreme sadness that we share the passing of Jeremiah Wiltgen back on July 8th, 2018. During the 2017-2018 season, Coach Jeremiah served as an assistant on our 2007 Squirt 1 SAHA all-star travel team.  Coach Jeremiah was an exceptional hockey coach and an even better person.  As an organization, we are saddened by his passing and offer our thoughts and prayers to the entire Wiltgen family.

We also recognize that this can be a very difficult time for parents and skaters who were close to the Wiltgen family.  Below are a few resources on how to talk with children about the death of a friend or loved one.







Congratulations to the Mounties, 2018 Adult Rec. Summer League Champions

Congratulations to the LOT LIZZARDS, 2018 Spring League A- Tier Playoff Champions

Congratulations to the HIGH ROLLERS, 2018 B- Tier Spring League Playoff Champions

Congratulations to the Yukon Yaks, 2018 Adult Rec. Spring League Champions

Congratulations to Pilots #1, 2017-18 MINOR MITE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the LOT LIZZARDS, 2017-18 Adult League VIRGINIA PASOWICZ CUP CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the MEATHEADS, 2017-18 Adult League B DIVISION PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the Mounties, 2017-18 Adult Rec. League Champions

Congratulations to the Flyers Pee Wee #4 team - 2018 Astor Cup Tournament Champions!

Congratulations to Flyers Squirt #5 who defeated Flyers Squirt #1 in a thrilling 1-0 Championship Game victory taking the Wolves Cup NSYHL Squirt Gold Tier 2 Championship.

Squirt #1 gave it a good effort but came up just short to Squirt #5 losing a tight one 1-0 to take 2nd place in the NSYHL Squirt Gold Tier 2 Division.

Congratulations to Flyers Pee Wee #2's who defeated Wilmette #2 4-3 in the Wolves Cup NSYHL Pee Wee Silver Tier 3 Championship Game

Flyers Squirt #4 capped off a great season falling to Pleasant Prairie #3 3-2 in the NSYHL Squirt Gold Tier 1 Championship Game

Congratulations to the Skatium's longtime official Scoreboard Operator and Public Address Announcer ALAN GOULD who was honored by the Blackhawks at their game on February 23rd as BMO Harris Bank's Volunteer of the Month!

Congratulations to Flyers Midget Assistant Coach John Zielinski who was honored as the NWHL "Coach of the Year" for the 2017-18 season.


An all-Flyers Championship Game at the Lake Forest Winter Club Outdoor Legends MLK Tournament featured our Flyers Squirt #4 team defeating Flyers Squirt #3 in an exciting 4-2 thriller. Congratulations to Flyers Squirt #4!

January 9th marked the 30th Anniversary of the first ever Chicago Blackhawks Alumni Game that was played at the Skatium back in 1988

The Skatium hosted the annual Hornets Sled Hockey Team vs Skokie Flyers 18U and 16U Midget Travel teams on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Through tremendous efforts of many of the leaders and patrons of the Skokie Amateur Hockey Association the Hornets Sled Hockey Program was presented with a check of $4000.00 at the conclusion of the evening. 

Coach Clayton "Pat" Condon, original Skokie Chiefs coach from 1973-1980, visits the Skatium on August 2nd to spend time with the Summerstars Hockey Camp as campers, staff and his family celebrate Coach's 99th Birthday!

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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Former Skokie Flyer and NHL Star Mike Brown poses with his wife Katrina and their two sons Axel and Zane after he was honored at the Skatium with a banner that will permanently hang from the Skatium rafters.

To see more photos from this event click on the "PHOTOS" tab above and BROWN DAY 2016.

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

photo courtesy of Patrick Long








Coach Clayton "Pat" Condon, 96 years young, receives his Skatium Legacy Award, along with his son Kevin at the Skatium Legacy Ceremony on December 16, 2014.

Coach Condon was an original Head Coach with the original hockey program at the Skatium - the Skokie Chiefs. Below is a picture of his Squirt team from the 1974-75 season.


For more on the Skatium Legacy recipients, please click on "Skatium Legacy" in the left hand margin.


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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.