Mission Statement

The purpose of the Skatium is to be a financially stable municipal recreational facility which will provide the residents of Haverford Township with recreational and learning opportunities in all disciplines of skating as well as enhancing the quality of life by providing them with an affordable opportunity for a unique experience among the community at large.

  • Rick Turnbull, Operations Manager
  • phone: 610-853-3252 | rturnbull@havtwp.org
  • Kristin Caparra, Skating Director
  • phone: 610-853-2085 | website: www.crossroadsfsc.org | email: kc.skatium@yahoo.com
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  • About the Skatium
  • The Skatium is owned and operated by Haverford Township. Celebrating 47 years of service to the community.

    Skatium Facts:
    • The Skatium opened its doors on September 20,1974.
    • Membership was first limited to Township residents only.
    • The Skatium name came from a Township-wide contest, the winner was 12 year old Michael Steinberg.
    • The cost to build the facility was $1.5 million. The mortgage was paid off in 1994.
    • The first Director of the Skatium was Dennis Ott. Dave "The Hammer" Schultz was the Skatium's Director in the early and mid 90's.
    • The Skatium has been Voted the Best Place to Skate and Play Ice Hockey in Delaware County for numerous years
    Skatium is the home rink of :

    Haverford Hawks Youth Hockey | Haverford High Ice Hockey | Inter County Scholastic Hockey League (Haverford, O'Hara, St. Joe's Prep, Carroll, Lower Merion, Harriton) | Home Ice Independent Hockey League (Episcopal Academy, Haverford School) | St. Joseph's University Ice Hockey | Crossroads Figure Skating Club


    Hockeytown is your one-stop shop for all your Ice Hockey Equipment needs. The Hockeytown Pro Shop at the Skatium should be your go-to shop for custom apparel orders, offering custom screen printing and embroidery for any team or company event.

    Get Your Skates Sharpened by the Best Around!

    Skate Sharpening by FRANK, now available at the Hockeytown Pro Shop before, during and after all hockey games, or by appointment. Call or text Frank at 267-432-4280 to set up an appointment or for the latest hours.

    Sharpening Rates

    • Hockey Skates  $7.00
    • Competitive Figure Skates $15.00

    Hockeytown's Pre-Paid Skate Sharpening Cards

    • Five Sharpenings for $25.00

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  • Advertising
  • The Skatium is home to numerous local high school ice hockey teams, the Haverford Hawks youth ice hockey club, Crossroads Figure Skating Club and many public events each month. Place an advertisement on the dasher boards at the historical Skatium and take this opportunity to market your business in a great way.

    • One Year Ad $400.00
    • ***Includes cost of the sign***

    For More Information contact Rick Turnbull at 610-853-3252 or email at rturnbull@havtwp.org

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  • Ice Hockey & Skating Lessons and Clinics Information
  • The Skatium and the Delaware County Skating Club are pleased to be a part of the Learn to Skate USA Program. Learn to Skate USA is endorsed by USA Hockey, US Figure Skating and US Speed Skating. The program is designed to provide a fun, positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating in its participants.

    Enrollment for camps and Learn to Skate Classes are online at www.crossroadsfsc.org.

    Class dates are not interchangeable without permission of the Skating Director.

    Program Benefits

    • Learn to Skate USA Membership
    • Crossroads Figure Skating Club Basic Skills Membership
    • Participation in the Holly Berry Winter Skating Show and/or Spring Fling Skating Show


    • 20% discount is available to those who enroll for either 4 or 5 sessions at a time.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    • How Old Do You have to be to Enroll in Skating Lessons? The Skatium offers lessons from ages 3 all the way up to the adult level.
    • Do You Provide Skates or Helmets? For those enrolled in Group Lessons, the Skatium offers FREE Skate Rental for those who may need them. Our Pro Shop also stocks used and new skates, that are available for purchase to LTS skaters. We do not provide helmets for LTS skaters. Helmets are required for those 6 and under and are strongly recommended for beginners over the age of 6. A bike helmet or hockey helmet is perfectly fine for skaters.
    • Do You Offer Private Lessons? Yes! For more information regarding private lessons, please contact our Figure Skating Director, Kristin Caparra at 610-853-2085 or kc.skatium@yahoo.com.

    Tips and Suggestions:

    • Skaters should always arrive 15 minutes before class starts.
    • Dress in layers so you can remove them as necessary.
    • Bike or hockey helmets are strongly recommended for beginner skaters. They are required for all those under the age of 6.
    • Wear gloves not mittens.
    • Ice skates should fit snuggly; please only wear one pair of thin dry socks.

    Equipment or Skate Purchasing:

    Hockeytown Pro Shop and Franks Perfect Edges carries all necessary skates and other accessories you may need. Mention that you are an LTS member to receive a discount on Riedell skates!

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  • Public Skate & Open Hockey
  • The Skatium offers daily Public Skate sessions and multiple Open Hockey times each week. The hours of Public Skate and Open Hockey sessions can be viewed at the top of this page or by calling the Skatium Information Line at 610-853-2226.

    Listed below are our rates for Public Skate admission and the specials we currently offer

    • Adult, 7 years and over: $8.00
    • Children, 6 years and under: $6.00
    • Senior Citizens: $3.00
    • Skate Rentals: $2.00

    • Below are the rates for Open Hockey

    • $15 per person
    • Goalies are Free

    Please Note:

    Now Accepting Visa and Mastercard. No Debit cards.

    Skate Helpers

    • Available for Rent at the Cashiers Booth for $3.00.
    • Please be aware that we have a limited supply of helpers and they are rented on a first come, first serve basis.
    • **No Personal Skate Helpers Allowed**

    Morning Skate Discounts:

    Special rates for Home School Students, Day Care Centers and Schools during our weekday late morning/early afternoon session.

    • Rate: $7.00

    Group Rates

    • Any organization having ten or more participants is entitled to a Group Discount Rate of $7.00. Please call 610-853-2226 for more information and to reserve the discounted rate.

    Skatium Pass Books:

    • Book of ten Public Skate admissions for $65.00 (township residents - proof of residency required) or $70.00 (non-township residents).
    • Add Skate Rental for an additional $10.00.

    Saturday Night College Special:

    • Special discounted rate for Saturday night Public Skate session. Must show a valid college ID - $7.00 includes skate rental.

    Hockeytown Pro Shop and Franks Perfect Edges carries all necessary skates and other accessories you may need. Mention that you are an LTS member to receive a discount on Riedell skates!

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  • Private Rentals/Party Packages
  • Parties, Group Outings, Hockey, Broom Ball or just to get friends & family together.

    Contact Rick Turnbull (phone: 610-853-3252 or email: rturnbull@havtwp.org) for private ice time and cost details.

    Hourly rate - $375.00

    • Bring your class for a fun skating outing at the Skatium during our 10 a.m. to noon weekday session
    • Special rate with lunch available
    • **Skating instruction is available for all group outings**

    Meeting Rooms

    • Available for business or organizations events - $50.00 for two hours.

    For Birthday Party information, please contact:

    • Have-A-Burger | 610-853-4637 | email: freshburgers@haveaburger.com
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