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Congratulations to Flyers Bantam 2 MLK Windy City Tournament 2022 Champs


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The main rink concrete floor was replaced in 2004, however in a cost savings attempt, outdated refrigeration components were not repaired and only the rink floor was replaced.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





As a reminder, we ask that all Skatium participants, families and guests continue to follow the health mitigation requirements set forth by the Illinois Department of Public health, and mandated by the Village of Skokie.Please keep in mind that masks are required while in the Skatium.


Thank you,

Kurt von Helms

Skokie Skatium - Facility Manager

Skokie Park District


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Our Youth Open Hockey is back in session on Tuesday evenings, 7:35-8:35 PM. This program is held on our Studio ice, $15 per player limited to the first 16 skaters, plus two goalies to register for the specific day. Ages 7-12. A supervisor will be on the ice. Team experience required. Goalies are free.

We accept registrations only through the Skokie Park District's registration system at Registration begins at 9:00 AM three days prior to the specific date of the Youth Open Hockey.











Congratulations to the 2021 Adult League Spring Champions - The LOT LIZZARDS

Congratulations to the 2021 Adult League Spring Tier B Playoff Champions- the HAMBURGLARS









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Congratulations to our three graduating high school seniors of our 2020-21 18U Flyers Midget House teams 

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#19 BRENDAN BUIST and his parents Rob Buist and Colleen McVeigh

#33 MASON DAVIS and his parents Andrew Davis and Melissa Tuber-Davis

#69 DANIEL GORSKI and his parents Neil and Suzette Gorski

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

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  


    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

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





Congratulations to the 2021 Adult League Summer League Champions - The LOT LIZZARDS

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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.

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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.