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Centennial Ice Arena

3100 Trail Way
Highland Park, IL 60035
847.432.4790
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Centennial Ice Arena is open for select gymnastics classes. The ice rink is closed.   For details see the Centennial Ice Arena General Information page. 

See status updates on all Park District facilities and programs here.

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Centennial Ice Arena is open for select gymnastics classes following these guidelines.  To register for classes visit our digital brochure.

Centennial is a premier regional teaching center for both ice skating and gymnastics, with 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 | 9 am-5 pm
Fri | 9 am-4 pm
Sat | 8 am-2 pm

Learn to Skate USA

Centennial is proud to offer the Learn to Skate USA curriculum, providing a fun and positive experience that instills a lifelong love of skating. Something happens the moment your skates touch the ice. It is a surreal and empowering experience to learn as much about yourself as you do skating. You learn glides, swizzles, edges, crossovers as you build 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 improve 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

Contact

Carol Sassorossi, Program Manager
847.579.4103
csassorossi@pdhp.org

Stephanie Sylvester, Recreation Supervisor
847.579.4108
ssylvester@pdhp.org

The ice rink is currently closed.  See updated information on facilities and programs here.

View Ice Schedules Below:

 

Public Skating Fees:

  • Youth: (Up to age 18) $6
  • Adult: $7
  • Ice Skate Rental: $3

 

 

 

The ice rink is currently closed and all skating classes are canceled.   See updated information on facilities and programs here.

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.

Learn to Skate and Hockey Lessons

If you are interested in private skating lessons please complete the Private Lesson Request Form.

**New this year for Fall-Spring Sessions** All skaters in Tot and Basic Skills classes receive 1 public skate pass each week. Click here for more info.

Class NameAgeDescriptionPlayer Abilities
Parent & Tot3½-6BeginnerBeginner skating skills and play time for parents and children.
Tot 1-44-5BeginnerBasics for beginner skater. 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 intermeidate figure skaters. Forward and bakcward skating skills. Turns and edges. Crossovers and beginnings jumps and spins.
Freeskate & Specialty Skating Classes
Freeskate All Levels6 & UpAdvanced Advanced skating skills for those who have passed Pre Freeskate Silver. Jumps, spins, footowrk. (Classes will be divided by level on the first day)
Supplemental Classes
Jump and Spin6 & UpBasic 5 - Pre Freeskate Gold levels onlySkaters learn Jump & Spin technique, gliding moves, edge control, and performance skills.
Moves in the Field (Low)6 & UpPre-Fs Silver & UpLearn the skills, tips and tricks for being a stronger skaters and better performer. Try out for one of Centennial's Showcase Teams.
Power/Basic 5-Freeskate 66 & UpBasic 5 - Freeskate 6+Develop power, endurance, speed and strength. Class will be divided into low/high power.

Skating Tips and Information

  • Please arrive at Centennial at least 20 minutes prior to class time. This ensures enough time to put on ice skates and be ready for the start of class.
  • Skates can be rented at the front desk for $2.00 each class or a 10-punch pass may be purchased.
    • We recommend renting skates during the first few sessions prior to purchasing your own.
    • Skates run true to shoe size. We do not have half sizes.
    • Thin socks or tights should be worn with skates.
    • Skates should fit tighter than tennis shoes.
    • Laces should be tied as tight as possible.
  • Proper ice skating attire:
    • Warm, comfortable athletic pants
    • Long-sleeve sweatshirt or light jacket
    • Mittens or gloves (required)
    • Helmets are highly recommended for beginner skaters- Tot 1 and Basic 1
    • Please avoid bulky winter clothing as they usually restrict movement
  • What to expect on the ice:
    • During the first few weeks of class, we  teach our skaters how to be independent on the ice.
    • This includes learning how to get back up when/if they fall down.
    • For the safety of our instructors and skaters, coaches will not pick students up from the ice.
    • While being on the ice, it is important for each child to pay attention and follow instructions given by their coach.
  • For the safety of all parents and spectators, classes are to be watched from the stands.
  • Skating evaluations will be held the second to last week of each session. Evaluation forms will be sent home after the final class with registration information for the next level.
  • Please note, as each level becomes progressively more demanding and challenging, skaters may remain on the same achievement level for several consecutive sessions.
  • Make up Class Policy:
    • Centennial Ice Skating only offers a make-up class when the absence was due to illness or injury. No scheduling conflicts, previous engagements, or out of town missed classes will be allowed to be made up.
    • In an effort to provide quality instruction while maintaining appropriate class ratios, make-up classes in sections with a full roster will not be permitted. Please contact Inga at 847-579-4104 for a list of available classes.
    • Make-ups are limited to 2 per session and must be made up during the same session as the class(es) missed.

Contacts:

Sheila Lonergan
Skating Events Coordinator
slonergan@pdhp.org

Inga Fedorova
Skating School Coordinator
ifedorova@pdhp.org
847.579.4104

The ice rink is currently closed and ice times are not available.  See updated information on facilities and programs here.

Open Freestyle Practice Time

Ice Schedules below:

 

 

 

 

Centennial Ice Arena is open for select gymnastics classes following these guidelines.  To register for classes visit our digital brochure.

Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics 

July Gymnastics Schedule

General Information and Policies

  • For the safety of all concerned, anyone who is not participating in a class (siblings, friends, parents, or caretakers) is not allowed in the gym. Non-participants will be asked to wait in the lobby or Activity Room A (if available) where they may view class through a window.
  • For safety and comfort, proper athletic attire is mandatory for all gymnasts.
    • Girls: gymnastics leotard or leggings/shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Please no baggy shirts.
    • Boys: Shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt.
  • Any clothing with buttons, zippers and/or snaps is unacceptable.
  • No shoes or socks are permitted in the gym, bare feet are best!
  • Long hair MUST be tied back into a pony-tail. Short hair or bangs should be pulled away from the face with a clip or headband.
  • There is no food, gum/candy, or drinks other than water permitted in the gymnastics gym.
  • Makeup Class Policy:
    • Centennial Gymnastics only offers a make-up class when the absence was due to illness. No scheduling conflicts, previous engagements, or out of town missed classes will be allowed to be made up.
    • In an effort to provide quality instruction while maintaining appropriate class ratios, make-up classes in sections with a full roster will not be permitted. Please contact Deb at 847-579-4106 for a list of available classes.
    • Make-ups are limited to 2 per session and must be made up during the same session as the class(es) missed.
  • Participants must remain off the equipment and floor until it is their class time and they are called to class by their instructor.
  • Our gymnastics staff reserves the right to move students to the appropriate level if needed.

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 Private Lessons

For those interested in learning more skills and progressing faster, or specific skills for cheerleading or competition.

Private Lesson Fees:
$40/30 minutes
$55/ 45 minutes
$70/60 minutes

Contact:
Deb Dean, Gymnastics Coordinator
847.579.4106

Rentals are currently not available.    See updated information on facilities and programs here.

For more questions about birthday parties please contact Stephanie Sylvester, ssylvester@pdhp.org

Birthday parties not available Memorial Day – Labor Day

Ice Skating Party

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 on the weekends. Party package includes skate fees, skate rentals and party room. Upon your request, when you book your party, on-ice instruction is available for your guests.

A $50 refundable damage deposit is charged at the time of purchase. Deposits shall be refunded approximately two weeks after the date of the rental if the group or individuals using the space left the room in an orderly state. Please note: Additional fees will be assessed to the renter if there is any damage incurred by misuse of the facility and its property.

Cancellation Policy: Parties are 50% refundable if your reservation is cancelled thirty or more working days prior to approved rental time. If reservation is cancelled less than thirty days, only the security deposit will be returned.

Ice Skating Party FAQ

Ice Skating Party times include:

  • Saturday and Sunday 12:45-2:15 pm

Party Package Fees

  • 10-20 skaters: $200
  • 21-30 skaters: $280
  • 30+ skaters: $360
  • $75/instructor (advance notice required)

Gymnastics Party

Children ages 3-12 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. Party package includes instructors, gymnastics room and party room.

A $50 refundable damage deposit is charged at the time of purchase. Deposits shall be refunded approximately two weeks after the date of the rental if the group or individuals using the space left the room in an orderly state. Please note: Additional fees will be assessed to the renter if there is any damage incurred by misuse of the facility and its property.

Cancellation policy: Parties are 50% refundable if reservation is cancelled thirty or more working days prior to approved rental time. If reservation is cancelled less than thirty days, only the security deposit will be returned.

Gymnastics Party FAQ’s

Gymnastics Party times include:

  • Saturdays: 3:30-5:00pm
  • Sundays: 10:45am-12:15pm, 12:45-2:15pm, 2:45-4:15pm

Party Package Fees

  • 0-20 kids: $310
  • 21-30 kids: $385