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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 12-Sep 1):
Mon-Thu:   12-5pm

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.


Chris Maliszewski, Manager

Tori Ziegler, Office Coordinator

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.

Coupon Books
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

 August Ice Time

Aug 14-18
Freestyle (Mon-Fri) 7-8:10am
Freestyle (Mon-Th) 4-5pm
Aug 21-25
Freestyle (Mon-Fri) 7-9:30am & 4-5pm
Adult Skate (Mon-Fri) 9:40-10:50am
Aug 28-Sep 1
Freestyle (Mon-Fri) 6-9:30am & 4-5pm
Adult Skate (Mon-Fri) 9:40-10:50am
Public Skate (Mon-Fri) 11am-1pm

Public Skating Schedule – Begins Tuesday Sep 5
Times and dates are subject to change

8:40-9:10am [Adults Only]

8:40-9:10am [Adults Only]
11am-1pm | 3:40-5pm

8:40-9:10am [Adults & Late Start Students Only]

8:40-9:10am [Adults Only]

8:40-9:10am [Ice Dance Only]
No public skating Nov 3. Nov 24 Public Skate is from 2-3:30 pm only.

No public skating Nov 4 & Dec 16. Nov 25 Public Skate is from 10:40-12:40
[Begins Oct 8]
No public skating Dec 3

Thanksgiving Public Skate

Thu Nov 23 6:30-8pm
Fri Nov 24 2-3:30pm
Sat Nov 25 10:40am-12:40pm











IceSkate-9Comprehensive 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.

Learn to Skate Programs

Click Here to Register For All Ice Skating 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.

Basic 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.

Adult 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

Please check out the “Public Skate” tab for summer skating information.



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: Click Here to Register
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. 

all levels of girls and boys age 1 ½ – 14 years old.  The program emphasizes having fun while learning skills, developing coordination, and body awareness. 

Click Here to Register for All Gymnastics Programs


CIA Parent & Child Gymnastics
Gymnasts ages 1 ½ -3 ½  participate in an adult/child class. Instructors will emphasize gymnastic skills, large and small motor skill development, coordination, balance, flexibility, and body awareness while having fun.

Ages 4-6
Classes will emphasize basic gymnastic skills using the obstacle course format which helps the gymnasts practice “tricks”, develop coordination, strength, flexibility, and balance.

Take 2 – Gymnastics & Skating Ages 3 1/2-6
Take 2 is an opportunity 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. 

Ages 6 & Up
Students develop strength, balance, and flexibility all of which can build self-confidence and fitness.

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Centennial Gymnastics also offers open gym time weekly for ages 1 1/2 -6, and offers a gymnastic practice session weekly for those enrolled in classes.  Open gym sessions are also offered during winter and spring break.

Summer Open Gym is now over and will resume in the Fall!

Gymnastics Private Lessons

For those interested in learning more skills and progressing faster, or specific skills for cheer-leading or competition. Call 847.432.4790 for more information.

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

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