Figure Skating

Address: 1851 Landwehr Road
Glenview, IL 60026
Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-7pm
Sa. 9 am- 2 pm
Su. 10 am-2 pm
Phone: (847) 724-2800
Fax: (847) 657-0510

 

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Learn to Skate the Glenview Ice Center Way!

U.S. Figure Skating Classes

Whether you are looking for a competitive edge or just want to try a new form of recreation, the Glenview Ice Center Figure Skating School is the place for you to learn and have fun.

The Glenview Ice Center is pleased to be affiliated with the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program, the official learn-to-skate program of the national governing body for figure skating. The Basic Skills Program was designed by US Figure Skating to be the best beginning and continuing ice skating program to serve the needs of both recreational and competitive skaters. To learn more about the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills program, click here.

Our program is led by Figure Skating Director Dorie Cascio, who has coached International and National level synchronized skating teams and is a member of the Professional Skating Association and U.S. Figure Skating. All Glenview Ice Center figure skating instructors are CerC certified through the U.S. Basic Skills program.

Chicago Open 2013The Glenview Ice Center offers four sessions of Figure Skating Lessons throughout the year. For information on our next session of Figure Skating Lessons, click here.

Beginners Only Figure Skating Classes

In addition to full sessions of figure skating classes, the Ice Center offers several three-day mini-sessions for beginning skaters ages 3-12 years. These classes cost only $15 and include rental skates. Watch this space for information on our next Beginners Only Sessions in Fall 2014.

Registration

Online registration is accepted for figure skating classes. Registrations may also be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the Ice Center.

Ice Show and Competition Opportunities

Glenview Ice Center figure skating students are invited to participate in the Glenview Ice Center’s annual Ice Show which is held in May. The Ice Center hosts two competitions each year, The Freeze, a US Basic Skill competition which will take place in February 2015 and the Chicago Open which will take place July 24-27, 2014. Watch for information on these upcoming competitions in the Forms Box above.

Highlights of the 2013 Chicago Open

Courtesy of Kevin Phelan

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available upon request. For information on private lessons, contact the Figure Skating director at 847-724-2800.

Figure Skating Practice Ice

For students wishing to work on their competitive routines or take private lessons, Practice Ice is available.  See Forms Box above for current Practice Ice schedule for figure skaters is offered in the form of Freestyle sessions and Moves in the Field sessions. During the skating season, Moves and Freestyle ice sessions are offered Monday through Friday in the morning and after school, and on Wednesday evenings.

Synchronized Skating Teams

Synchronized skating is a team sport in which 8-20 skaters perform a program together. The Glenview Ice Center is proud to be the home of the Glenview Blades. Our teams follow the guidelines of U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Synchronized Skating program.

Synch Skating-Nov2013Clinics and tryouts for these teams occur every April/May. For information about this year’s Synchronized Skating tryouts, click here.

If you are interested or have any questions about Synchronized Skating, call Dorie Cascio at 847-724-2800 or dorie.cascio@glenviewparks.org.

The success of Glenview’s Synchronized Skating teams is due in large part to the efforts of the team families who make up the Glenview Blades Organization. Blades families volunteer at various events throughout the year. The bulk of their volunteer efforts are geared towards fundraising to help defray team costs of items such as costumes, tights, t-shirts, team dinners, competition entry fees and more.