Centennial Ice Arena Renovation Plans

March 31, 2022

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 gymnastics programs have moved to Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium. 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

During our regular annual maintenance, a potential issue was uncovered on the rink floor. The Park District is awaiting the results of a formal engineering assessment conducted in early July on the condition of the rink and facility and repair options. While we hope to have the ice rink safely operational before Fall, the formal engineering assessment and repair options may indicate the need for a more robust repair. For this reason, we are not currently accepting registrations for our Fall skating programs.

We understand the significant impact this unexpected information has on our skaters. The continuation of hockey and figure skating programs and services are important to the Park District, and the formal engineering assessment and repair of the ice rink is a priority. We will provide additional information on this page and via email to our skating families as soon as information is received. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Sassorossi at [email protected] or 847-579-4103. 

Once the renovation project begins, 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.