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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 skaters, parents and spectators year-after-year as we showcase skaters of all ages and levels from our skating school and freestyle ice program.
Cosmic Skating Events for Junior High School Students on
Saturdays from 7:30-9pm
October 26 | December 14 | January 18 | February 15 | March 15
- DJ music, special effects and club-style lighting
- Visitors can chill with friends on or off the ice
- Each event features a different theme
- Entry Fee $5 and Skate Rental $3
The Sports Center will also host the ISI Winter Classic — a national event that showcases skaters of all ages and levels in a variety of events.
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.
See our 2011-2012 Icette Program highlights.
Click below for more Icette Program highlights.
- 2010-2011 Icette Program (2-3 min download)
The Northbrook Winter Welcome is an ISI Competition held this winter at the Northbrook Sports Center.
Click here to download the entry packet.
Summer and Winter Recitals
The Sports Center offers both summer and winter recitals. The summer recital is for those participating in the summer skating program in preparation for the competition season and is held on the last Friday of the summer program. The winter recital is a celebration of the winter holidays and is for skaters enrolled in a Sports Center program. Skaters come together and many choreograph their own holiday-themed programs.
The recitals are for all ages and levels. To sign up, or for more info, please stop by the Sports Center Office or call 847·291·2993.
Great Skate Giveaway
Saturday, December 14 from 1:15-1:45pm
Is your child ready for skating or hockey lessons? The Northbrook Park District offers a free class, twice each year, for children ages 3 and older who have never before taken skating classes. Our professional staff will teach basic skating skills, proper skate lacing, and will determine readiness for class. Click here to sign up. For more information, stop by the Sports Center Office or call 847·291·2993.