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Centennial
Ice Arena
GYMNASTICS IS NOW AT LINCOLN SCHOOL (711 LINCOLN AVE W). Learn more.

Centennial Ice Arena is temporarily closed

Home to Highland Park's Ice Skating & Gymnastics Programs

Centennial is proud of its reputation as a premier regional teaching center for ice skating. We offer Learn to Skate, hockey, and freestyle lessons for all skill levels. Centennial is a member of US Figure Skating and follows the Learn to Skate USA program.  

Ice Update

Centennial Ice Arena is temporarily closed, and ice programs will not be offered in Fall 2022 due to an unexpected and necessary replacement of the rink floor. 

An unknown issue was uncovered on the rink floor during our regular annual maintenance in June. Since then, the Park District has acted swiftly to conduct an exhaustive investigation of the facility and ice flooring system with an engineering firm. The findings confirmed that the building is structurally sound. However, the rink floor has been compromised and will require complete replacement.   

This is very disappointing for our Park District, our participants, and the community. Our top priority is to deliver essential recreation programs to our community safely. To this end, we have partnered with the Winnetka Park District to provide Learn-to-Skate programs for our skaters this Fall at the Winnetka Ice Arena ( 490 Hibbard, Winnetka, IL).  The Winnetka Park District is also generously extending resident rates to Highland Park residents for their Fall Learn-to-Skate programs.  To learn more and register for Winnetka Learn-to-Skate classes, click here.

An expeditious replacement of the ice rink flooring is a priority for the Park District. We will keep residents and our Centennial ice participants updated on the replacement of the rink floor timeline and progress. 

Centennial Gymnastics Program has moved to Lincoln School

Same great program at a new location. We offer a wide range of gymnastics programs from adult-child through competitive team. We are a member of the AAU & GIJO Gymnastics Associations.  

COVID-19 Guidelines

We are committed to the health and safety of everyone who visits Centennial Ice Arena.  Please do NOT enter the facility if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or you are from a household with someone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

We appreciate your compliance with these safety guidelines and procedures for the well-being of our community.

Centennial Ice Arena is a “Mask Optional” Facility as of 2/28. Click here for more information.

Centennial Ice Arena Renovation Plans

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.  The project is expected to begin in early summer 2022.

What Happens to Gymnastics:

Gymnastics has a new location! Our gymnastics program is now at Lincoln School (711 Lincoln Ave West, Highland Park). Please use Door A3 for entrance to gymnastics.

What Happens to Ice Skating

Centennial ice rink is temporarily closed for ice maintenance until further notice.

Registration

Fall Session:

  • Registration going on now

Rentals/Parties

Celebrate your special day in a unique way that is perfect for all ages.  Centennial Ice Arena offers rental packages for gymnastics parties.  We are currently not offering ice skating parties due to ice renovations for the summer.

Questions?

Contact Us

Carol
Sassorossi
Recreation Program Manager
847.579.4103
Stephanie
Sylvester
Recreation Supervisor
847.579.4108
Erik
Kuffell
Recreation Facilities Coordinator
847.579.4102
Deb
Dean
Gymnastics Coordinator
847.579.4106
Sheila
Lonergan
Skating Coordinator
847.579.4104