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Centennial Ice Arena

3100 Trail Way | Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Phone: 847.432.4790
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Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: 9:30am-12:30pm

Centennial Ice Arena has been dedicated to serving Highland Park and the surrounding communities since 1970, providing ice skating and hockey lessons for all ages, public skating, organized programs and year-round events. The arena is also home to an one-of-a-kind indoor youth gymnastic facility which offers a wide variety of gymnastic programs.

As a member of the United States Figure Skating Association, our curriculum is sanctioned by the USFSA Basic Skills Program and provides comprehensive training for all skill levels. Ice skating, hockey and gymnastics programs are taught by ice arena and affiliate organization professionals.

Facility Features

•Indoor Ice Arena
•Gymnastic Studio
•Locker Rooms
•Best Futures Cafe
•Pro Shop

Xtreme Hockey and Lacrosse Pro Shop

Phone:  847.926.9095
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Jon Pratscher, Manager

Julie Rivi, Assistant Manager


Public Skating Schedule

(Times and dates are subject to change)
8:30-9:10am (Adults Only)

8:30-9:10am (Adults Only)
*No public skate Jan 7 due to Winter Fest
8:30-9:10am (Adults & Late Arrival Students)


IceSkate-9Centennial Ice Arena offers a variety of ice skating lessons for ages 3 ½ to adult, from the very beginner to the advanced skater in basic skating, hockey, and freestyle. Skating lessons are offered September-May.

Comprehensive ice skating lessons are taught by ice arena and affiliate organization professionals. The United States Figure Skating Association Basic Skills sanctions our Learn to Skate Program.

*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.

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Learn to Skate Programs

*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.

Early Childhood

This beginner level for ages 3 ½ – 6 years old allows preschool children to develop preliminary coordination to become comfortable on the ice. Skaters work on the fundamental moves of forward and backward skating, overall coordination and balance. Minimum of 5 skaters for all classes.

IceSkate-1Basic Levels 1-8

Basic skills, for ages 6 – 12 years old, are the fundamentals of the sport. These levels introduce fundamental moves including forward and backward skating, stops, crossovers, and turns. Skaters will be introduced to beginning spins   , jumps, arabesques and other simple free skating elements. Minimum of 3 skaters for all classes.


Freeskate levels are designed for ages 6 – 12 year olds to build a strong foundation of edges, all basic skills mastered, all basic spin positions acquired, and every single jump learned. Minimum of 3 skaters for all classes.

Specialty Classes

Centennial offers a variety of specialty ice skating classes for the beginner through advanced skater such as Beginning Speedskating, and other programs for basic and freeskate students.

IMG_0310Adult Classes

Offered to skaters 13 years and up, classes are available to those who wish to learn to skate, and to those who are experienced skaters, but want to learn advanced skills and improve technique.

Take 2

Ice Skating and Gymnastics Preschool
Take 2 is a combination of both ice skating class and gymnastics class for children ages 3 ½ – 6 years old.

Satellite Skating Class for Homeschoolers

Revolving around your Homeschool, or private groups’ schedule, Centennial offers learn to skate classes to suit your needs.  Registration must be done in person. To schedule a class for your group, call Inga Fedorova at 847.579.4104.

To view the current brochure for days and times classes are offered, please

Ice Skating Tips and Information

When skating indoors dress to stay warm, but do not overdress. Sweatpants and a jacket are ideal. Remember gloves and a hat. Be sure to have hair secured neatly off the face. Helmets are required for hockey skates, and recommended for all other skaters. Bicycle helmets are acceptable for beginners.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for classes and lessons. If renting skates for lessons, please write down the type and size of skate after the first class so you will have the information each week when renting.

Ice skates should fit snugly but be comfortable. Skates which are too big or too loosely tied will not offer the proper support and will make skating more difficult. If you have questions about proper fit, you may request help from a skating professional at the front desk.

Skating Coordinator
Sheila Lonergan

Head Pro
Inga Fedorova


Freestyle, Moves & Ice Dance Practice Time

All ice time fees must be paid before going on ice.

Open Ice Dance





We are currently in the Winter Session which will run Jan 2-March 25.

Centennial Ice Arena offers a variety of ice hockey classes, access to league hockey play through the Falcons Hockey Organization, as well as a variety of clinics and camps to improve hockey skills. Ice hockey lessons are available September-May.

*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.

Ice Hockey Learn to Skate Classes
Ice Hockey lessons are offered from the beginner to advanced skating level for participants ages 3 1/2 to Adult. Also offered are classes in stick-handling, as well as learning the basics of the hockey game and rules.

Hockey Organizations and Leagues

For those interested in learning and playing in a hockey league.

Falcons Hockey Association
Falcons Hockey Association’s dedicated board, hockey professionals and parent volunteer network provides competitive and recreational hockey for all youth ages. Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced player – playing travel, girls travel, or house league hockey – we have a program for you. Please browse our site and sign in to receive additional information about programming, clinics, upcoming events and association news.

IceSkate-15Join the hundreds of boys and girls who play with the Falcons. The Falcons Hockey Association is one of the largest youth hockey clubs in Illinois, with home ice at Centennial Ice Arena in Highland Park To get started in Falcon’s hockey, please go to

Highland Park Giants
Are you interested in playing with or watching the Highland Park High School Giants Hockey Team. The high school team uses Centennial Ice Arena as its home rink, and practices and plays games here. For more information, or a schedule of games, please visit

Chicago Blackhawks
Centennial Ice Arena partners with the Chicago Blackhawks. For more information on the Chicago Blackhawks, please visit

Chicago Wolves
Centennial Ice Arena partners with Chicago Wolves. For more information on the Chicago Wolves, please visit

Centennial Ice Arena houses the Park District of Highland Park gymnastics studio.  Classes are offered for all levels of girls and boys age 1 ½ – 14 years old.  The program emphasizes having fun while learning gymnastic skills and developing coordination and body awareness. To view our current brochure with course offerings, please click here


CIA Parent & Child Gymnastics
Gymnasts ages 1 ½ -3 ½  participate in an adult and child class with the adult being the primary supervision for each child.  Instructors will teach the class in an obstacle course format emphasizing gymnastic skills, as well as large and small motor skill development, coordination, balance, flexibility and body awareness while having fun running, jumping, balancing, swinging and climbing on real gymnastic equipment.

IMG_2587Ages 4-6

Preschool gymnasts, ages 4-6 years old will participate in a fun class which will emphasize basic gymnastics skills and having fun on an obstacle course.  The obstacle course format helps the gymnasts practice gymnastics “tricks” as well as develop coordination, strength, flexibility and balance.

Take 2 – Gymnastics & Skating Ages 3 1/2-6
Take 2 is an opportunity for children to participate in both gymnastics and ice skating. Parents must be available to assist their children with changing clothes between classes. Participants must register for Double Dippers based on their gymnastic skill level. All first-time skaters will be placed in the Beginner Tot level. Program evaluation for ice skating and gymnastics will be done during the session.

Ages 6 & Up
Grade school children ages 6-14 years old will participate in gymnastic classes based on level and age.  Each class provides instruction  of a progressive nature for the level of the students in the class with emphasis on fun while perfecting current skills and learning new skills.  Students also develop strength, balance, and flexibility all of which can build self-confidence and fitness.


IMG_2655Open Gym & Practice Session
Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 11/2-6 years old, and offers a gymnastic practice session weekly for those enrolled in classes.  Open gym sessions are also offered during the winter and spring break sessions from school.

Gymnastics Private Lessons

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

Open Gym & Practice Sessions

Parent/Child Ages 1 1/2-6
Wed     11:15am-12:15pm        $6/per child
Wed     1:15pm-2:15pm           $6/per child

Private Lesson Fees:
$40/30 minutes
$70/60 minutes
$55/30 minutes-(semi-private)
$85/60 minutes-(semi-private)

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Centennial Ice Arena

DSC_7975To view and print the gymnastics party waiver, click here.

To view and print the skating party waiver, click here.

Ice Skating Party
Skating parties are not available May 28-Sep 5.

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 assistance is available for your guests.

Ice Skating Party times include:

  • Mondays: 11am-1pm (Activity Room 11am-1pm)
  • Tuesdays: 11am-1pm (Activity Room 11am-1pm)
  • Wednesdays: 11:30am-1pm (Activity Room 11am-1pm)
  • Thursdays: 11am-1pm (Activity Room 11am-1pm)
  • Fridays: 11am-1pm (Activity Room 11am-1pm)
  • Saturdays: 1-2:20pm (Activity Room 12:45pm-2:30pm)
  • Sundays: 1-2:20pm (Activity Room 12:45-2:30pm)


  • $75 (10-20 Skaters)
  • $110 (21-30 Skaters)
  • $150 (31-40 Skaters)
  • $180 (41+ Skaters)
  • $70/assistant/hour (requested assistance, advanced notice needed)
Party Rooms

$35: Small Room (Holds up to 20 people)
$45: Large Room (Holds up to 30 people)
$70: Both Rooms
All party room fees must be paid within 10 days of booking.

Gymnastic Party

Children ages 4-12 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.

Gymnastics Party times include:

  • Saturdays: 2:45-4:15pm, 4:30-6pm
  • Sundays: 11am-12:30pm, 1-2:30pm & 3-4:30pm


  • $75 Gymnastics Room Rental
  • $140 Instructor Fee (includes two instructors for 20 children)
    (21+ Children add $70 for a third instructor)
Party Rooms

$35: Small Room (Holds up to 20 people)
$45: Large Room (Holds up to 30 people)
$70: Both Rooms
All party room fees must be paid within 10 days of booking.

Rental Information

Private Rental
Have an exclusive party of  broomball, hockey or just
recreational skating. For availability and pricing, please call Centennial at 847.432.4790.

Front Desk Hours

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