WickerICE Skate Lessions

2019 WickerICE Learn-to-Skate for Children Ages 5-12 Years

WickerICE 2019 Learn-to-Skate PRE-SEASON Sign-Up

Ages 5-12 years old 

January 5 - February 23 from 10am - 11am

Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen (when ice is frozen)


We are now collecting names for Learn-to-Skate. Classes are FREE, but we ask that you volunteer time at the rink to help us keep our community rink open to all.

WEEKLY PROCEDURE when classes begin January 5:

EACH MONDAY we will review the weather and ice conditions, and then email you to let you know IF classes will be offered the coming Saturday. If class WILL happen, you can:

  • SIGNUP for CLASS: You will be directed to a sign up - the first 16 children signed up are in the class.
  • SIGNUP to VOLUNTEER (payment):  You will be directed to sign up to volunteer at the rink for each class your child attends. If you'd prefer to make a donation, please follow the link below.


Questions: [email protected]

Instructors: Scott Hooper & AmySue Mertens

  • Saturdays, Jan. 5 – February 23 from 10am - 11am  WHEN ice is frozen
  • Ages 5 - 12 years 
  • LIMIT 16 students per week
  • Bring your own skates
  • WEAR HELMETS (bike or hockey helmet)
  • SUGGESTED: Wear knee and elbow pads
  • Classes are FREE - donate to support the rink: www.WickerPark.org (click Donate in the upper corner)

WickerICE Learn-to-Skate instructors:

SCOTT HOOPER - Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Scott has been playing hockey since the age of 5. He's played goalie most of his life, including for his high school team and one year of Division 3 college hockey at Kettering University. Scott moved to Chicago in 2010 and has bounced between living in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Ukrainian Village. He still plays hockey twice a week, and looks forward to a second year at WickerICE helping the youth in our area to learn to ice skate.

AMYSUE MERTENS - A fifth generation Chicagoan, AmySue learned to play hockey as an adult. She plays forward for two adult league teams at Johnny's Icehouse and captains a team at MB Ice Arena. A handful of years ago she helped to start a youth hockey program in Chicago focused on breaking the sport's traditional barriers to entry. AmySue is excited about helping this winter's young skaters find enjoyment learning to play the greatest sport on Earth.

Date: 01/05/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CST

Location: WickerICE Rink - 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

Created by:   Wicker Ice
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Available Slot


You will be NOTIFIED each week if class will be held that week.

36 slots filled - more available
Carlin Metzger (2)
2 kids, 6 and 8 years old.
Claire Ragen (3)
Billy, Thomas, Annie
Joie Graves (2)
Kate & Molly
Kelly Dailey
Jane Suarez del Real
10 year old
Betsy Siber (2)
Inge and Gwen Siber
Diana Rojas
Karl Johnson (2)
Ages 5 & 7
Stephanie Thommes
Psuren Leibovich (3)
Lauren Leibovich (3)
Kato Schuneman
Alexandra Schuler (2)
Ages 8 & 12
Lexi Nawrocki
Dimple Rao (2)
Valerie Kelly
Gloria Trujillo-Reyes (2)
Lily Heiserman
Elizabeth Lim (2)
Tanavi Malhotra
Dominic Hood
Gavin Dorich

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