Plans are underway to renovate portions of Centennial Ice Arena including an improved drop-off area, lobby, multi-purpose room, locker rooms, office space, restrooms, and viewing into the gymnastics rooms.  Once approved by the Park Board, the project is expected to begin in early summer 2022.

What to Expect

What Happens to Gymnastics

To make way for construction, our summer gymnastics programs are moving to the Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium beginning Monday, June 13. Our gymnastics families can park in the lot adjacent to the gymnasium in the northwest corner. The lot entrance is at Oakwood (Oakwood and Green Bay Road). Additional parking is located on Lincoln Avenue. Gymnasts can enter the building through Door A3.

Lincoln Elementary School
711 Lincoln Ave West
Highland Park, IL 60035

What Happens to Ice Skating

In the beginning of June, Centennial’s ice rink will be closed for general maintenance. Summer ice skating programs will resume on July 5, 2022.

During the Centennial construction project, ice skating programs will run and communication will be distributed to skating participants via email. Signs will be posted around the building indicating open entrances. Please be aware of adjusted parking and entrance configurations as we navigate through this exciting construction project.

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The Park Board approved a temporary repair of the Park Avenue Boating Facility concrete ramp. On June 1, 2021, a section of the concrete ramp collapsed, resulting in the ramp’s closure for the remainder of the 2021 boating season. The temporary repair project will allow for safe use of the boat ramp from Memorial Day Weekend 2022 through Labor Day Weekend 2022. The total cost for the project is $34,500. It will include casting a new concrete topping over the damaged portion of the submerged concrete ramp, filling a void below the upper part of the concrete ramp, and repairing damaged concrete at the top of the ramp. 

Costs for permanent replacement of the concrete boat ramp and breakwater at Park Avenue are expected to be reviewed by the Park Board on March 9, 2022. If approved, that project would begin in Fall 2022 and be completed by the beginning of the 2023 boating season.