One of the best programs the Rockford Park District hosts is Learn To Skate.

When the pandemic hit Rockford, that and many other park district programs ground to a halt.

Now as we're learning to live in our "new normal" the Rockford Park District announced yesterday they're bringing back Learn to Skate for anyone 2 and up who wants to learn how to ice skate. Whether it be for hockey or figure skating it doesn't matter.

Personally, it's a great program and just the thing many families have been looking for.

If you're in a situation like me, where you have kids who normally play football in the fall but are now looking for something new to do, this is a great option.

My oldest child came up with the Jr. IceHogs at the Rockford Park District and now my youngest son is starting to show interest too.

A few weeks ago when we decided it was time to get him on the ice I was disappointed to see that the program wasn't being offered. Now I know I can get my soon to be five-year-old son on skates.

I'm very excited to see how this whole program shakes out, sessions start on September 10.

Sign up at and hopefully, we'll see you on the ice.

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