Great news! We are thrilled to open our doors for Public Skate once again. Midday times are available Tuesday through Sunday; reservations required. Visit our Public Skate page to learn more!

Centennial Ice Rinks is offering small-group Learn to Skate lessons for the Winter 2021 Session, and space may still be available. To learn more about our Winter 2021 offerings, please visit our Ice Skating and Hockey Classes page.

2021 Rules & Procedures

Participant PPE & equipment:

  • Participants should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating and regularly for the duration of practice.
  • Participants should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when inside the facility. This includes while on the ice.
  • All face masks, sanitizing supplies, and hand sanitizer must be supplied by your organization or by your participants.
  • If practical, sanitize shared equipment during use (e.g., between drills) and encourage frequent hand sanitizing or hand washing if facilities are available.
  • Shared equipment is to be sanitized in between scheduled drills, practices, and lessons.
  • Participants should use their own equipment as much as practical.

New practices & procedure at the rink:

  • There is no loitering in the main rink lobby allowed and no spectators.
  • Participants should bring their own source of water.
  • Washrooms are available.
  • Participants should avoid touching facility accessories.
  • Before participating in the sport, instructors should ask whether participant is currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If a participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, and after afebrile and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours.
  • When arriving for their ice session, players and coaches are to enter the ice rink main entrance and follow arrows to enter to the right of the ramp.
  • When leaving, patrons are to exit to the right of the ramp out the main entrance.

Freestyle Guidelines:

  • Freestyle ice is not public skate - skaters must be of Freestyle I level or above to register for a session.
  • Masks are required per the Illinois All Sports Policy.
  • Ice Dance and Pair Skating are not allowed at this time.
  • The house sound system will be available.
  • The jump harness will be available and must be sanitized before and after use by the skating instructor.
  • Skaters and coaches may arrive for their scheduled ice slot 10 minutes in advance.
  • All skaters must check in at the office upon arrival at the rink.
  • Skaters and coaches may put their skates on in the lobby.
  • Skaters who have a break between freestyle sessions will be allowed in the ice rink main lobby, however will need to wear a mask.
  • Spectators are not allowed at this time.

Hockey Guidelines:

  • Masks are required per the Illinois All Sports Policy.
  • Players and coaches may arrive for their scheduled ice slot 10 minutes in advance.
  • Hockey players are to dress at home. No locker rooms will be available at this time.
  • Coaches will be allowed use the coaches room to dress for their session.
  • Goalies will be provided a private area to dress for their time slot. Home dressing is strongly encouraged for all goalies.
  • Spectators are not allowed at this time.
  • There is no congregating in the rink or lobby area.

Centennial Ice Rinks Staff

Jason Stanislaw, Centennial Recreation Complex General Manager
Tel: 847/256-9682 | Email:

Doug Bundy, Centennial Recreation Complex Operations Supervisor
Tel: 847/256-9682 | Email:

Joey Sanchez, Aquatics and Ice Supervisor
Tel: 847/256-9671 | Email:

Natalie Liang, Figure Skating Supervisor
Tel: 847/256-9684 | Email:

Skating School Staff: Jill Aybar; Ros Druce Evanson; Michelle Lu; Liz McShane Beberdick; Kelly Janetzko; Anna McBride; Tracie Miller; Katy O'Malley; Jennifer Paske; Lisa Paul; Angelina Pronos; Olivia Raymond; Jana Reynolds; Lauren Schmookler; Sharon Seiden; Melissa Smoler; Ellen Witwer; Ellie Witzel