Northbrook Park District • 545 Academy Drive • Northbrook, IL 60062 • 847·291·2960 •
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Sports Center—Special Events

The Northbrook Sports Center hosts several events throughout the year: local, regional, national and international hockey tournaments, figure skating and speed skating tournaments. The Northbrook Sports Center can also accommodate large events such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events and meetings, community events and the annual production of Northbrook-On-Ice.

Northbrook-On-Ice captures the hearts of those who participate each year and of those who watch the spectacle of skill. The annual event has been called the best amateur ice show in the country and has dazzled spectators since 1969.

Over the years, national ice skating entertainment shows such as the Ice Capades and Ice Follies have sent scouts to Northbrook-On-Ice to find talent. Every May, four exciting performances showcase skaters of all ages and levels from our skating school and freestyle ice program.

More than 50 upper-level skaters participate in each show, guaranteeing an impressive display of talent. Planning for Northbrook-On-Ice is a year-round process, and volunteers contribute greatly to the success of the show.

Our Icette program, unique to the Northbrook Sports Center, is a dynamic dance group made up of three teams: Icettes, Jr. Icettes, and Dancettes. Skaters in FS 5 or above and in sixth grade and up may be eligible to participate. Tryouts are held every November.

The Icette and Jr. Icette teams perform multiple dance-style numbers in the annual ice show. The Icettes amaze the audience by elegantly combining the magic of dance with the excitement of high-level skating skills.


The Northbrook Winter Welcome is an ISI competition held every December at the Northbrook Sports Center. With over 300 competitors each year from Illinois and surrounding states, this competition is a great way to begin the competitive season. 

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Northbrook Sports Center Special Event information.

Winter Recital
The winter recital is a celebration of the winter holidays, open to skaters enrolled in a Northbrook Sports Center program. Many of the skaters choreograph their holiday-themed programs. To sign up, or for more infomation, please stop by the Sports Center Office or call 847·291·2993.

Try Skating for Free
Is your child ready for skating lessons? The Northbrook Park District offers a free class, twice each year, for children ages 3 and older who have never taken skating classes. Our professional staff teaches basic skating skills and determines readiness for class. For more information, stop by the Sports Center Office or call 847·291·2993.

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