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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

Mon-Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: 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, Manager

Carol Sassorossi, Recreation Supervisor

Tori Ziegler, Office Coordinator


Spring Public Skating Schedule

No Public Skate May 14-19 (Times and dates are subject to change.) Public skating ends Saturday, June 2.
8:40-9:10am (Adults Only)
No Public Skate May 14 & 28
8:40-9:10am (Adults Only)
1:40-3:40pm (Open Hockey Only)
No Public Skate May 18
8:40-9:10am (Adults Only)
No Public Skate May 15
No Public Skate May 19
8:40-9:10am (Adults & Late Arrival Students Only)
No public Skate May 16
1-2:20pm (Ends May 27)
8:40-9:10am (Adults Only)
No public Skate May 17


Public Skating Fees

Youth (up to age 18)   $5
Adult                              $6
Skate Rental                 $3
Children ages 4 and younger receive free admission with a paid adult.

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Public Skating, 10 admissions       $45
Skate Rental, 10 admissions          $25
10 admissions                            $90
10 One ½ hour admissions   $130
10 Half hour admissions          $55
Adult Practice, 10 admissions     $30

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 Spring Session that begins April 9. 

Learn to Skate and Hockey Lessons

Class NameAgeDescriptionPlayer Abilities
Toddlers3½-4BeginnerBasics for beginner skater.
Parent & Tot3½-6BeginnerFor the timid skater who would like an adult in class for support.
Tot 14-6BeginnerBasics for beginner skater.
Tot 24-6IntermediateIntroduction to forward swizzles, backward skating, and snow plow stop.
Tot 34-6Intermediate-Advanced Beginning stroking, skate on one foot, edges and curves.
FUNdamental Skating Skills
Basic 16 & UpBeginnerBasics for beginner skater.
Basic 26 & UpPrerequisite Basic 1One foot skating, turning front to back, back swizzles.
Basic 36 & UpPrerequisite Basic 2Stroking, two foot spin, on foot glides, beginner forward crossovers, and edges
Basic 46 & UpPrerequisite Basic 3Backward stroking, edges, advanced forward crossovers, beginning back crossovers.
Basic 56 & UpPrerequisite Basic 4Back edges, back crossovers, beginning one foot spin.
Basic 66 & UpPrerequisite Basic 53-turns, T-stops, Spirals, Lunges, back 2 foot turns.
Pre-Freeskate Silver6 & UpPrerequisite Basic 6Mohawks, edges, advanced turns. Intro to jumps and spin preparations, footwork.
Freeskate & Specialty Skating Classes
Pre-Freeskate Gold6 & UpPrerequisite Pre-Freeskate SilverMohawks, edges, advanced turns. Intro to jumps and spins, jump and spin preparation, and footwork.
Freeskate 1-66 & UpPrerequisite Pre-Freeskate GoldJumps, spins, and footwork.
Freeskate 6 Plus6 & UpPrerequisite Freeskate 6Skills included those needed to earn a solo in the annual ice show. Axel, double jumps, flying, and combination spins and footwork.
High Freeskate6 & UpPrerequisite Freeskate 6 PlusAdvanced skating skills, jumps, and spins.
PowerPre-FS & UpPre FS-High FSDevelop endurance, speed, and strength.
Axel Class6 & UpAdvanced FS 5 & UpProvides a better understanding of the mechanics of the axel. On-ice and off-ice techniques are introduced.
Footwork6 & UpFS 1 & UpDevelopment of turns and edges in different patterns.
Showcase Team6 & UpBasic 6 & UpCompetitive performance team. Group skating skills to music for the purpose of competing.

Commitment to 3 competitions and 2 performances required.
Low Moves in the Field6 & UpPrerequisite Pre-Freeskate SilverUS Figure Skating. Pre-preliminary Moves in the Field.
Learn to Skate USA Adult Lessons
Adult 1-413 & UpBeginner-AdvancedLearn standing and balance, forward and backward skating.

Class is broken into levels advanced moves, edges, and turns.
Women's Workshop13 & UpAdult AdvancedArtistic edges and flow to a variety of music on ice.
Figures13 & UpAdvancedCreating the figure eight and other patterns through body alignment, control, and technique.
Adult Freeskate13 & UpAdvancedIntroduction to jumps, spins, footwork, and gliding maneuvers.
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.
Falcons Hockey 16-13BeginnerNo skating experience required. Forward and backward skating, turns, glides, and stopping.

Hockey helmet with mask required.
Falcons Hockey 26-13Prerequisite Hockey Skating 1One foot glides, backward stance, beginning crossovers.

Hockey skates, Hockey helmet with mask are required.
Falcons Hockey Skills4 & UpPrerequisite Mini Mites 2 & Hockey 2Developmental program to give the skater a solid foundation of skating, stick handling, shooting, and passing.

Hockey skates, Hockey helmet with mask, shin & elbow pads, hockey gloves, and hockey stick are 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

All ice time fees must be paid before going on ice.
6-7am $10
7-8:30am $14
2:40-3:40pm $14
6-7am $10
7-8:30am $14
2:40-3:40pm $10
6:30-7:30am $10
7:30-8:30am $10
2:40-3:40pm $10
6-7:30am $14
7:30-8:30am $10
6-7am $10
7-8:30am $14
2:40-3:40pm $10

Open Ice Dance
9:10-10:50am $13





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 Spring Session that begins April 9. 

Class NameAgeDescription
Itsy Bitsy Tumblers | Parent Tot1½-2Develop large motor skills, get an intro to gym equipment, and learn spatial awareness.
Tumble Tots | Parent Tot2½-3 Develop large motor skills and basic gymnastics using equipment in an obstacle course format.
Little Pros3½-4An independent learning opportunity to build self-confidence, strength, coordination, balance and flexibility. Focuses on enhancing basic body movement, tumbling skills, and using equipment.

Children must be potty trained.
(not yet in kindergarten)
An advanced class which builds a strong foundation for skill comprehension.
Family Fun TimesAdult/Child: Ages 2-6Children benefit by example from their siblings or parents to learn basic gymnastics skills.
(MUST be in kindergarten)
Improve on skills previously learned, practice new skills, and gain confidence. Focuses on independent movement, muscle control and body awareness.
Gymnastics Gemstones | Recreational Program
Gymnastics Club4-6Have fun learning gymnastics, playing games, storytelling, and making crafts.
Ruby6-12No previous formal gymnastics exposure required. Learn basic gymnastic body positions, skills, and build coordination and strength.
Emerald6-12An advanced class which focuses on improving and learning more advanced skills.

Prerequisites: Ruby level class or evaluation by an instructor.
Pearl8-12An intermediate skills class that follows the USA Gymnastics standards to prepare gymnasts for a more formal and in-depth side of gymnastics.

Prerequisites: Emerald level class and instructor evaluation and permission.
Diamond8-12An advanced class where participants must have completed all previous classes within the program. Follows the USA gymnastics standards.

Prerequisites: Emerald and Sapphire level classes and instructor evaluation and permission.
Recreational Team | Stepping stone from recreational gymnastics toward higher level or competitive gymnastics. Members of our Rec Pre-Team and of Rec House Team must come two days per week. Recreational Team classes are on recommendation of the Gymnastics Coordinator or by evaluation of a Team coach.
Rec Jr. Team6-7For serious gymnasts pursuing gymnastics as a sport. Skills will meet all USA Gymnastics standards. Gymnasts must be evaluated by team coach before signing up for Rec Jr. Team.
Rec Pre-Team8-11For older gymnasts serious about pursuing gymnastics as a sport and have at least three years of higher level classes (such as sapphire, diamond, jr team, or training outside of the Park District of Highland Park). Gymnasts must be evaluated by a team coach before signing up for Rec Pre-Team.
Rec House Team9-13Gymnasts get a feel for competitive gymnastics skills and routines. Middle schoolers who have completed advanced level classes and at least pre-team gymnastics may use this as an intro to high school gymnastics. Gymnasts must be evaluated by a team level coach before signing up.

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.

Tuesday:  11:15am-12:15pm

Wednesday: 11:15am-12:15pm
*No Open Gym May 15 & 16


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