Learn to Skate

The Mt. Prospect Park District proudly works with the Mount Prospect Ice Arena to provide quality ice programming. For Open Skate & Adult Rat Hockey Open Skate, please scroll down.

Learn To Skate  

Our Learn To Skate (LTS) program is designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Based on the ISI (Ice Skating Institute) skating model, students progress through the program, learning basic skating skills and developing confidence to skate freely on their own. 

Parent & Tot  

Parent & Tot classes help preschool-aged skaters develop basic coordination and strength to maneuver on the ice. Instructors teach skills in smaller parts making learning easier. For our newest skaters, the Parent & Tot class allows parents to hit the ice and learn and perfect their own skating skills.

Basic Skills

Basic Skills classes are for recreational skaters 6-15 years old. Instructors introduce the fundamental skills of basic strides, edges, and turning to give novice skaters the confidence and ability to enjoy the sport, while preapring them to move to the next level.  


Adult classes are designed for the beginner adult skater (16 & up) looking to reconnect with an old hobby or to learn a new set of skills. Taught in a ‘workshop’ style, the curriculum is designed specifically for the adult skater and includes the basic elements of forward, backward, turns and stops before advancing to more challenging skating moves.  










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