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Centennial Ice Arena


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

Summer Hours: June 11-Aug 10

Mon-Thu: 2pm-6pm


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, Manager

Carol Sassorossi, Recreation Supervisor

Tori Ziegler, Office Coordinator


Public Skating has ended for the season. Please check back in August for our Fall Public Skating schedule.




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.

Below classes are for the Summer Session.

Learn to Skate and Hockey Lessons

Class NameAgeDescriptionPlayer Abilities
Parent & Tot3½-6BeginnerBeginner skating skills and play time for parents and children.
Tot 1-34-6BeginnerBasics for beginner skaters. 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 intermediate figure skaters. Forward and backward skating skills. Turns and edges. Crossovers and beginning jumps and spins. (Classes will be divided by level on the first day)
Freeskate & Specialty Skating Classes
Freeskate All Levels6 & UpPrerequisite Pre-Freeskate SilverAdvanced skating skills for those who have passed Pre-Freeskate Silver. Jumps, Spins, Footwork. (Classes will be divided by level on the first day)
Power6 & UpBasic 6 - Freeskate 3 levels onlySkating for strength, speed, endurance and edge control
Jump and Spin6 & UpBasic 5-Pre-Freeskate Gold Levels onlySkaters learn Jump & Spin technique, gliding moves, edge control and performance skills.
Moves in the Field6 & UpPre-Preliminary and Preliminary
Learn to Skate USA Adult Lessons
Adult All Levels14 & UpBeginner-AdvancedSkills will be adjusted to the ability of the students in class
Hockey Skating FUNdamentals
Mini Mites 14-6BeginnerBasics for beginner hockey skaters. Stand, fall, balance, glide, and stop.

Helmet Required
Mini Mites 24-6Prerequisite Mini Mites 1Forward strides, one foot glides, backward swizzles, and turns.
Cross Ice Hockey4-6For Mini Mites 1 or 2Skaters will learn how to play the game on smaller scale. Hockey will be played across the width of the rink (rather than the length). A hockey helmet with a mask and other protective equipment will be required.

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.

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.

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.


Sheila Lonergan
Skating Coordinator

Inga Fedorova
Head Pro

Freestyle, Moves & Ice Dance Practice Time

Summer Ice Schedule: June 11-August 4

All ice time fees must be paid before going on ice.
30 Mins: $6
60 Mins: $10
90 Mins: $14





Centennial Ice Arena houses the Park District of Highland Park Gymnastics Studio and offers all levels age 1 ½ – 14.  The program emphasizes having fun while learning skills, developing coordination, and body awareness.

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.
Ruby/Emerald6-14For beginners and advanced beginners. If your gymnast was enrolled in Ruby or Emerald in the Spring Session, this is the class for you!
Pearl/Diamond6-14For intermediate and advanced gymnasts. If your gymnast was enrolled in Pearl or Diamond in the Spring Session, this is the class for you!
Competitive Team | Compete in AAU and GIJO Leagues.
Competitive Team6-14Designed for gymnasts that will be competing with PDHP in Fall 2018. Gymnastics Coordinator approval only.
Pre Season Team Camp6-14Five-day or three-day camp options. During this class we learn routines, work on proper technique of skills, dance, strength, and conditioning.

Open Gym IMG_2655

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 Open Gymnastics Schedule: June 11-Aug 3
*No Open Gym on July 6 & July 27

Wednesday:  10:30am-11:30am
Friday:    10:30am-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
$70/60 minutes

Centennial Ice Arena

DSC_7975For information on booking a birthday party, please contact Tori Ziegler at 847.579.4108 or

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


  • $80 (10-20 Skaters)
  • $115 (21-30 Skaters)
  • $155 (31-40 Skaters)
  • $185 (41+ Skaters)
  • $75/assistant/hour (requested assistance, advanced notice needed)
Party Rooms

$40: Small Room (Holds up to 20 people)
$50: Large Room (Holds up to 30 people)
$80: Both Rooms
All party room fees must be paid within 10 days of booking.

Gymnastics 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. All gymnastics party fees must be paid IN FULL within 10 days of booking

Gymnastics Party times include:

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


  • $80 Gymnastics Room Rental
  • $150 Instructor Fee (includes two instructors for 20 children)
    (21+ Children add $75 for a third instructor)
Party Rooms

$40: Small Room (Holds up to 20 people)
$50: Large Room (Holds up to 30 people)
$80: Both Rooms
All gymnastics party fees must be paid IN FULL 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