asked questions regarding our Learn to Skate Programs:
my child wear
Children should be dressed in warm, comfortable clothing. Socks should
be lightweight and not heavy and it is recommended that beginning skaters
wear helmets or a thick hat. Mittens are also suggested. Knit leggings,
sweaters or sweatshirts are a good choice. Blue jeans for boys are also
a good choice.
has never skated before. What class should they enroll in?
The tot I class is the beginning level class for tots ages 3 5.
It is suggested that all skaters begin in the Tot 1 class even if they
have skated a little before. Skaters will be placed in the class that
benefits them the most.
Pre-Alpha class is structured for beginning skaters ages 6 11. This
class is an entry- level class and it is suggested that all beginning
skaters start with this class. This includes skaters who have not skated
before and those who have had some skating experience but no formal training.
are the classes?
The Barrington Ice Arena prides itself on personalized attention and
caring about the individual child. Our tot classes are approximately 10
1, always with the concern of the childs development in mind. Our basic
skills class sizes are approximately 12 1, however this may vary. In
addition to a highly trained staff of professionals, we have a staff of
class assistants who are trained to make your childs skating experience
one full of learning and fun.
is the USFSA/ISI registration fee for?
The Barrington Ice Arena charges a once a year fee for your child
to be registered with both the USFSA (The United States Figure Skating
Association) and the ISI (The Ice Skating Institute). These organizations
provide programs and services for your children while they are enrolled
in their programs. Information on these organizations is available from
Paula Wagener (630-521-1111.)
you offer hockey learn to skate classes?
Yes, you can look under the youth hockey or prehockey sections or
you can contact Geno Goss at 847-381-4777.