Figure Skating

Starfire synchronized Ice skating team

Rocket Ice Skating Rink is your premier ice rink serving the southwest Chicago suburbs for figure skating. We have professional coaches, friendly staff, clean facility, and quality ice. We also offer a wide variety of classes and programs.

Our Goal

Our goal at Rocket Ice Skating Rink is to share our love of figure skating with your child. Our staff members are knowledgeable and great role models. They understand the impact they have on your developing daughter or son. Our instructors will teach, push, and encourage each ice skater. Practices will be centered around friendship, fitness, and fun!

Competition Opportunities

Rocket Ice Skating Rink offers our ice skaters opportunities to compete in competitions locally and regionally. We also host an annual basic skills competition. Synchronized ice skating teams travel further more frequently.

Benefits of Figure Skating

  • Learn to Skate teaches youth skaters the fundamentals of ice skating. Our ice skating classes will increase skaters’ strength, balance, and coordination. These are core skills for all sports. If your child does choose to continue their ice skating career, they will be surrounded by a wonderful ice skating community. There are many avenues to pursue with ice skating. They will begin a journey that will affect them in more ways than they imagined.
  • Figure Skating teaches ice skaters how to be self motivated and how to set long and short term goals. Ice skaters will also gain self confidence and composure from competing. Learning how to accept setbacks and victories is an important life skill.
  • Ice dance teaches precision and attention to detail. The ice skaters learn how to work and coordinate with a partner. They will also understand the importance of communication.
  • Synchronized Ice Skating teaches teamwork. “Synchro” skaters will gain self-confidence while interacting with peers and adults. Click here to learn more about synchronized ice skating.
  • In all ice skating endeavors, each ice skater will learn the benefits of hard work, discipline, and commitment. Most of all, they will learn how to have FUN doing the sport they love.
Teenager in Rocket Ice Skating Rink's ice skating show.
Figure Skating girl in a yellow polk-a-dot skating dress

Beyond Rocket Ice

Figure Skating opens many doors. There are national and olympic opportunities. Surrounding colleges also have collegiate and/or club figure skating and synchronized ice skating teams. The list below is just a few midwestern universities with a synchronized ice skating team, figure skating team, or both. It is a great way to be involved at college and to continue ice skating.

  • University of Illinois
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Northwestern University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Michigan
  • Indiana University
  • Marquette University
  • University of Minnesota
  • And many more!

Visit  https://www.usfigureskating.org/Content/colleges.pdf or https://www.usfigureskating.org/content/CollegeswithSynchro.pdf for more information!

Synchronized skating team of University of Michigan
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“Rocket Ice- My daughter and I were so impressed with the competition that Rocket Ice Arena put on. This was our favorite one she’s done. It was well organized, the staff was friendly and professional, and there was just an overall feeling of warmth at the rink (if that makes sense haha). The goody bags were a huge hit and Gracie could not stop talking about the medals. She competes in synchro and said she has not seen any as cute as yours! We will definitely be back next year!”

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