Darien Park District

Skate School

About Skate School

The Darien Sportsplex Skate School is an ISI program that offers a variety of Ice Skating classes for ALL ages and abilities. Our goal is to teach each student the fundamentals of skating along with our commitment to making them enjoy the sport.

  • The Skate School offers classes from Tots to Adults.
  • Each session runs 6 weeks long. Practice sessions are offered in between group lessons and are included with your registration.
  • Students will be tested at the end of each session in order to advance to the next level.
  • Instructors are available for Private lessons. Please inquire with an instructor or at the Skate school table for a schedule of their available times and fees.

Registration Information

  1. Register Online
  2. Instructors are available for private lessons. Please inquire directly with an instructor for a schedule of their
    available times and fees.
  3. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the first class.
  4. If you have any further questions please contact the Skate School office at cfoggia@darienparks.com

If insufficient enrollment causes an activity to be cancelled, participants will receive a full refund in the mail. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the processing of the refund.

Refunds will not be issued after the first class meeting unless the participant has a medical condition that prohibits participation in the program. A doctor’s note will be required. The refund will be pro-rated based on the number of classes attended. A $5 service charge will be assessed to all refunds.

Session Fees - 6 weeks

Skate Rental: $3

Pre-Alpha thru Delta$150$165

TOT Classes (4 year old): This class teaches the basic skills of skating.

Pre-Alpha I (5-14 years old): No prior class experience required. This class teaches basic forward and backward skills to those who have never taken skating lessons.

Pre-Alpha II (5-14 years old): Must have passed Pre-Alpha I. This class continues basic forward and backward skills in preparation for Alpha level.

Alpha: Must have passed Pre-Alpha test. Class builds on Pre-Alpha skills, introduces forward stroking, crossovers and snowplow stops.

Beta: Must have passed Alpha test. Covers backward stroking, backward crossovers and t-stops.

Gamma: Must have passed Beta test. More advanced skills taught such as outside 3-turns, mohawks and hockey stops.

Delta: Must have passed Gamma test. Continued advanced skills covered will be inside 3-turns, forward outside and inside edges, lunges and bunny hops.

Adults: All abilities, ages 13 & up.

Session Schedules

Regarding the District's response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our office hours are very limited for the time been but you have 4 ways to register for the programs:


If you have registered programs at the Darien Park District/Darien Sportsplex before, and you need your User ID and password, please email cfoggia@darienparks.com
If this is your first time to register programs, more information


Mail filled out, signed registration forms along with payment to:
Darien Sportsplex
451 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561


Drop off completed registration forms along with payment at the Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Road, Darien, IL 60561. A drop-box is located outside the main entrance.


Send your registration form to cfoggia@darienparks.com

Once we process your registration, we will send you a confirmation. Please allow a few days for the processing of your registration. Thank you for your patience!


Any questions, please contact Cindy at cfoggia@darienparks.com