Learn to Skate for Hockey
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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.
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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
The Hornets Sled Hockey Team buzzed their way onto Skatium ice to take on SAHA's 16U & 18U teams on January 5th. This 4th annual fundraising event hosted by SAHA raised $4500 for the Hornets Sled Hockey Program.
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.
Congratulations to Flyers Pee Wees on winning the 2018 Niles "Gobble-Gobble" Thanksgiving Tournament: Nick Appelhans, Tyler Berger, Dennis Davoren, Matthew Feldman, Caden Hickey, Aedan Jehl, Aidan Kennedy, Evan Lau, Aiden Litt, Charlie Marsh, Faiz Meghan, Zach Miller, Declan Murphy, Wesley Nunez, Bruno Redican, Noah Toma, Stefan Toma, Marty Toma, Iakov Zorin and coaches Mike Berrafato, Matt Hickey and Paul Feldman.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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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.
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.