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Centennial Ice Arena


No weekend public skating May 26 – September 1

3100 Trail Way
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Centennial is a premier regional teaching center for both ice skating and gymnastics, with a highly qualified staff and progressive programming. The facility features an indoor ice rink and a fully-equipped gymnastics studio. We offer public skating as well as Learn to Skate, hockey, Freestyle, and gymnastics lessons for all skill levels. Centennial is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and USA Gymnastics.

Front Desk Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-4pm

Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm

Learn to Skate USA

Centennial is proud to offer the Learn to Skate USA program curriculum providing a fun and positive experience that will instill a lifelong love of skating. Something happens the moment your kid’s skates touch the ice. It’s surreal. Empowering. It’s the experience where kids learn much about skating, and themselves. Your child learns glides, swizzles, edges and crossovers. Your child learns positivity, confidence and personal strength.

Learn to Skate USA programs make skating fun and safe for all as they grow an everlasting love for this sport. Through our updated curriculum and our certified, passionate instructors, we build solid skill progression to grow self-esteem in both kids and adults while providing them the resources to reach their hopes and dreams. For more information on the program, click here.

Hockey Organizations and Leagues

Centennial Ice Arena is proud to be affiliated with the following local and metro Chicago hockey organizations.

Falcons Hockey Association
Highland Park Giants
Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Wolves


Chris Maliszewski, Recreation Manager

Carol Sassorossi, Recreation Supervisor

Stephanie Sylvester, Recreation Coordinator

View Summer Ice Schedules below:

June 17-August 9

Public Skating Fees

Youth (up to age 18) – $6

Adult – $7

Skate Rental – $3

Open Hockey – $10

Adult Skate – $3

Public Skate Punch Pass, 10 admissions $54

Skate Rental, 10 admissions $25



Comprehensive ice skating and hockey lessons are taught by ice arena and affiliate organization professionals. The United States Figure Skating Association Basic Skills sanctions our Learn to Skate Program. League hockey is played through the Falcons Hockey Organization, as well as a variety of clinics and camps to improve hockey skills. *Please note: Skate rental is not included in the class fee. Class skate rental is $2.00 per class per person, or $18.00 for a 10-punch pass.

Summer Learn to Skate and Hockey Lessons

If you are interested in private skating lessons please complete the Private Lesson Request Form.

Class NameAgeDescriptionPlayer Abilities
Parent & Tot3½-6BeginnerBeginner skating skills and play time for parents and children.
Tot 1-44-6BeginnerBasics for beginner skater. Forward and backward skating skills. (Classes will be divided by level on the first day)
FUNdamental Skating Skills
Basic 1-Pre Freeskate Silver6-12Beginner-IntermediateBasics for beginner and intermeidate figure skaters. Forward and bakcward skating skills. Turns and edges. Crossovers and beginnings jumps and spins.
Freeskate & Specialty Skating Classes
Freeskate All Levels6 & UpAdvanced Advanced skating skills for those who have passed Pre Freeskate Silver. Jumps, spins, footowrk. (Classes will be divided by level on the first day)
Learn to Skate USA Adult Lessons
Adult All Levels14 & UpBeginner-AdvancedSkills will be adjusted to the ability of the students in the class.
Cross Ice Hockey4-6Pre-Requisite Tot 3 or Basic 3Skaters learn how to play the game on a smaller scale. Hockey is played across the width of the rink (rather than the length). Hockey skates, hockey helmet with mask, shin & elbow pad, hockey gloves and hockey stick are required.
Supplemental Classes
Jump and Spin6 & UpBasic 5 - Pre Freeskate Gold levels onlySkaters learn Jump & Spin technique, gliding moves, edge control, and performance skills.
Showcase Skills6 & UpBasic 3 - Pre Freeskate 2Learn the skills, tips and tricks for being a stronger skaters and better performer. Try out for one of Centennial's Showcase Teams.
Summer Skating Camp6 & UpBasic 5 - Freeskate 6+Two hour on-ice class and 45 min off-ice practice. On-ice programs include technique, power, moves in the field and performance training. Off-ice program training includes jumps, core strength, flexibility and balance.

Skating Tips and Information

  • Please arrive at Centennial at least 20 minutes prior to class time. This ensures enough time to put on ice skates and be ready for the start of class.
  • Skates can be rented at the front desk for $2.00 each class or a 10-punch pass may be purchased.
    • We recommend renting skates during the first few sessions prior to purchasing your own.
    • Skates run true to shoe size. We do not have half sizes.
    • Thin socks or tights should be worn with skates.
    • Skates should fit tighter than tennis shoes.
    • Laces should be tied as tight as possible.
  • Proper ice skating attire:
    • Warm, comfortable athletic pants
    • Long-sleeve sweatshirt or light jacket
    • Mittens or gloves (required)
    • Helmets are highly recommended for beginner skaters- Tot 1 and Basic 1
    • Please avoid bulky winter clothing as they usually restrict movement
  • What to expect on the ice:
    • During the first few weeks of class, we  teach our skaters how to be independent on the ice.
    • This includes learning how to get back up when/if they fall down.
    • For the safety of our instructors and skaters, coaches will not pick students up from the ice.
    • While being on the ice, it is important for each child to pay attention and follow instructions given by their coach.
  • For the safety of all parents and spectators, classes are to be watched from the stands.
  • Skating evaluations will be held the second to last week of each session. Evaluation forms will be sent home after the final class with registration information for the next level.
  • Please note, as each level becomes progressively more demanding and challenging, skaters may remain on the same achievement level for several consecutive sessions.
  • Make up Class Policy:
    • Centennial Ice Skating only offers a make-up class when the absence was due to illness or injury. No scheduling conflicts, previous engagements, or out of town missed classes will be allowed to be made up.
    • In an effort to provide quality instruction while maintaining appropriate class ratios, make-up classes in sections with a full roster will not be permitted. Please contact Carol Sassorossi at 847-579-4103 for a list of available classes.
    • Make-ups are limited to 2 per session and must be made up during the same session as the class(es) missed.


Sheila Lonergan
Skating Events Coordinator

Inga Fedorova
Skating School Coordinator

Freestyle, Moves & Ice Dance Practice Time

View Summer Ice Schedules below:

June 17-August 9

Building closed on weekends June 2-September 1


Welcome to the Park District of Highland Park Gymnastics Program! Centennial Ice Arena houses PDHP’s Gymnastics Studio and offers levels for all ages 1 ½ – 13. Gymnastics improves strength, balance, and flexibility while building self-confidence and new skills along the way.

Gymnastics Lessons

Below classes are for the Summer Session.

Class NameAgeDescription
Parent and Tot1½-3Beginner toddlers develop large motor skills, receive an introduction to gymnastics equipment, and work alongside their parents to explore our gym! Parents are instructed how to spot and assist their little gymnasts through our obstacle course formatted class.
Preschool/Kindergarten Gymnastics4-6An independent learning opportunity for young gymnasts to build self-confidence, strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.Children must be potty trained.
Beginner 1/Beginner 26-14Gymnasts will work on basic gymnastics skills on all events learning proper technique and form while improving in a progressive manner. If your gymnast was enrolled in Beginner 1 or Beginner 2 in the Spring Session, this is the class for you!
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate6-14For intermediate and advanced gymnasts. If your gymnast was enrolled in Advanced Beginner or Intermediate in the Spring Session, this is the class for you!
Competitive Team | Compete in AAU and GIJO Leagues.
Pre-Team and Competitive Team6-14Designed for gymnasts that will be competing with PDHP in Fall 2019. Head Team Gymnastics Coach approval only.
Gymnastics Camp6-14Designed for recreational gymnasts who love gymnastics want to improve on floor, uneven bars, balance beam and vault. Bring your own snack, water bottle and sunscreen every day.

New Summer Offer: Lunch & Tumble Time!

Who: Ages 4-6, any level of experience welcome. Taught by Cyndi Hochman!

What: Enrichment program where students enjoy lunch with their friends, followed by story time and exploration in the gymnastics studio

When: Tuesdays 11:30-1:00pm, bring your own peanut-free lunch

Where: Centennial Ice Arena, 3100 Trail Way Highland Park, IL 60035

Fees: $103 resident/$118 nonresident per session

Activity Codes: Session 1 – 3098631 A, Session 2 – 3098631 B

General Information and Policies

  • For the safety of all concerned, anyone who is not participating in a class (siblings, friends, parents, or caretakers) is not allowed in the gym. Non-participants will be asked to wait in the lobby or Activity Room A (if available) where they may view class through a window.
  • For safety and comfort, proper athletic attire is mandatory for all gymnasts.
    • Girls: gymnastics leotard or leggings/shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Please no baggy shirts.
    • Boys: Shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt.
  • Any clothing with buttons, zippers and/or snaps is unacceptable.
  • No shoes or socks are permitted in the gym, bare feet are best!
  • Long hair MUST be tied back into a pony-tail. Short hair or bangs should be pulled away from the face with a clip or headband.
  • There is no food, gum/candy, or drinks other than water permitted in the gymnastics gym.
  • Make up Class Policy:
    • Centennial Gymnastics only offers a make-up class when the absence was due to illness. No scheduling conflicts, previous engagements, or out of town missed classes will be allowed to be made up.
    • In an effort to provide quality instruction while maintaining appropriate class ratios, make-up classes in sections with a full roster will not be permitted. Please contact Carol Sassorossi at 847-579-4103 for a list of available classes.
    • Make-ups are limited to 2 per session and must be made up during the same session as the class(es) missed.
  • Participants must remain off the equipment and floor until it is their class time and they are called to class by their instructor.
  • Our gymnastics staff reserves the right to move students to the appropriate level if needed.

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Centennial Gymnastics also offers a Parent and Child open gym time weekly for ages 1 1/2 -6.  Open gym sessions are also offered during winter and spring break. Parent supervision is required. $6 per child/per hour.  

Summer Session Open Gymnastics Schedule June 17-August 9:

Wednesday:  10:30-11:30am
Friday:  10:30-11:30am

 Private Lessons

For those interested in learning more skills and progressing faster, or specific skills for cheer-leading or competition.

Private Lesson Fees:
$40/30 minutes
$55/ 45 minutes
$70/60 minutes

Centennial Ice Arena

DSC_7975For information on booking a birthday party, please contact Stephanie Sylvester at 847.579.4108 or

**Parties are not available May 11-Sep 5.**

Ice Skating Party

Skate and glide your way to a birthday party not to be forgotten. Ice skating parties are a unique and exciting way to celebrate your special day. Parties are held during public skating sessions throughout the year. Upon your request, when you book your party, on-ice instructor is available for your guests. All skating party fees must be paid IN FULL within 7 days of booking.

Ice Skating Party times include:

  • Saturdays: 1-2:30pm (Activity Room 12:45pm-2:30pm)
  • Sundays: 1-2:20pm (Activity Room 12:45-2:30pm)


  • 10-20 skaters: $200
    • Party room, skate rentals, skater fees included
  • 21-30 skaters: $280
    • Party room, skate rentals, skater fees included
  • 30+ skaters: $360
    • Party room, skate rentals, skater fees included
  • $75/instructor (advance notice required)


Gymnastics Party

Children ages 3-12 are invited to jump, swing and roll to a birthday filled with fun at Centennial’s gymnastic studio. Our parties are geared to your child’s age group and ability. Obstacle courses are set up using various pieces of gymnastic equipment. Parties last an hour and a half: one hour of gymnastic fun and a half hour of refreshments and presents provided by the host. All gymnastics party fees must be paid IN FULL within 7 days of booking.

Gymnastics Party times include:

  • Saturdays: 3-4:30pm
  • Sundays: 11am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm


  • 0-20 kids: $310
    • Gymnastics room, party room, 2 instructors
  • 21-30 kids: $385
    • Gymnastics room, party room, 3 instructors


Rental Information

Private Rental
Have an exclusive party of  broomball, hockey or just
recreational skating. For availability and pricing, please call Centennial at 847.579.4108.

Front Desk Hours

  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm
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