Session I September 19th – December 14th
Ice Show Session January 9th – February 6th
Session II February 20th – May 10th
Since our founding, The Saddle & Cycle Skating Program has had the opportunity to help countless students acquire foundational skills, develop new techniques and confidently move forward in their learning journey. Known as the best skating school in the Chicagoland area, we provide a wide range of classes to support students from all backgrounds and levels. We would love to have you join our skating family.
LEARN TO SKATE (LTS) – 4 years & older
This program is offered to skaters with previous skating experience ages 4 & up. Skaters must be able to skate unassisted. This program teaches the fundamentals of skating. Skaters will be placed into classes based upon their age and ability. Skaters may register for Monday and or Saturday. No make ups allowed.
LEARN TO SKATE – skaters must have their own skates
Monday 4:30pm – 5:10pm (Closed)
Saturday 10:40am – 11:20am (4 openings)
FREESTYLE SKATING – skaters must have their own skates
This program builds from the fundamentals learned in LTS and incorporates jumps, spins, footwork and gliding maneuvers. Skaters will be placed into classes based upon the last level they have mastered.
9:00am –9:50am – Freestyle 4 & Intro to Freestyle 5 (closed)
10:40am – 11:30am – Delta, Intro to Freestyle 1 – Freestyle 3 (3 openings)
12:30pm – 1:20pm – Freestyle V & up (closed)
High School Team
This 11 week class includes the Annual Ice Show and USFSA High School Team Competitions (TBD). All team skaters must meet minimum requirements and be approved to participate. Contact [email protected] with any questions. Non-members my add onto the class session by purchasing the additional freestyle time which runs from September – May. Skaters performing a solo in the ice show must have weekly private lessons and practice an additional day at the club in order to be eligible to skate a solo.
Friday Mornings 11/6/20 – 2/5/21*
6:00-6:50 or later depending on school start
*no class 11/27, 12/18, 12/25, 1/1
The Saddle & Cycle Ice Rink and Facility Rules
The Skating program is hosted at The Saddle & Cycle Club, a private club. In order to make the figure skating season enjoyable for everyone, we ask all member and non-member participants to adhere to the club policies as set forth here and as outlined in your program.
• All skaters must have a current ISI membership number. To register and/or renew, please go to WWW.SKATEISI.COM
• Parents of participants must submit a signed copy of the “Saddle & Cycle Club Ice Programs – Code of Conduct” form & waiver/liability form prior to participating in any program. Non-members may participate in the skating/hockey program or a summer program.
- To provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater
- To teach correct technique of the the basic elements of skating
- To develop a finer degree of coordination and balance
- To promote physical fitness & fun
Equipment Suppliers – skaters must have their own skates
Rainbo Sports Shop, 2665 Shermer Road Northbrook 224-235-4764
Ron’s Skate Shop, 1730 Pfingsten Road Northbrook 847-205-9595
Skates – Purchase leather skates with adequate ankle support. Participants using skates without toe picks must wear a hockey helmet.
Clothing – Leggings, skating dress or skirt, Sweatshirt or fleece jacket, Gloves or mittens
Program participants interested in private lessons or being a part of the Saddle’s competitive team should contact one of the coaches or call Mary for recommendations. Private lessons compliment the group class instruction and reinforce the proper technique required to progress to the next level. Skaters wishing to develop their skills to their fullest potential are encouraged to take private lessons. Private lessons are $48.00 -$50.00 per 25 minutes. Any student unable to make a lesson must notify their coach at least 24 hours in advance or you will be charged for the lesson.
Mary LeBeau Gullen, Director – 847-323-6919
USFSA Gold Medalist Senior Freestyle,
Mastered Rated by the Professional Skaters Association
Cathleen Bentley – 773-330-7978
ISI Gold Judge
Has coached students thru USFSA Senior Freestyle & Moves In The field
Ros Druce Evanson – 773-519-3249
British World Team Competitor
Bridgette Fox – 773-633-3487
5 years as Saddle Instructor
D.G. Garrity -312-320-1370
Dana Gullen – 847-323-7375
ISI Gold Judge
6 years as a Saddle Instructor
Victoria Truglio – 312-371-5011
USFSA Double Gold Medalist Figures & Freestyle
Important: Registrants and participants permit the taking of photographs and videotapes of themselves and their children during Saddle & Cycle activities for publication use as the Club deems appropriate.