The Northbrook Park District continues to follow local, state and national COVID-19 guidelines. At this time, face masks are recommended but not required at the Northbrook Sports Center. 

For more than 40 years, the Northbrook Park District Skating School has offered recreational fun and competitive opportunities for the entire family. A staff dedicated to high standards has produced many national-level skaters, and the diversified programming offers ISI and USFS avenues to all patrons.

With an elite level of customer service, the Northbrook Sports Center is home for all your skating needs―offering hockey and skating classes for all ages, public skating, freestyle, cosmic evening skating, holiday skate and dance camps, synchronized skating teams, competitive figure skating teams, a speed skating club and special events.

The Northbrook Sports Center is one of the busiest sports venues on the North Shore. The facility houses two year-round NHL-sized ice rinks, dance rooms, concession stand, Registration Office and rental facilities for parties and meetings, along with an outdoor swimming pool.

History

The Pfingsten Road property was purchased in 1965 for $201,708. In 1968, the Park District built and opened a sports complex with an outdoor swimming pool, one indoor skating rink, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a playground, covering 23.5 acres. A second rink was added in 1973. The pool, tennis courts and playground have been upgraded over the years, and a major renovation and expansion took place in 1999-2000 to upgrade ice rink and pool operations.

Northbrook became known as “The Speed-Skating Capital of the World” after athletes who trained at the Sports Center became Olympic champions. Anne Henning and Dianne Holum won Gold Medals in the 1972 Winter Olympics, and Leah Poulos-Mueller won three silver medals in later Olympics. All were trained by former Park Board Commissioner Edward Rudolph, whose son also skated in two Olympics.

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December 2022

Adult Open Hockey

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 16, 2022

Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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$9 – $17
Open Hockey

Enjoy Adult Open Hockey at Northbrook Sports Center on Fridays! Minimum age for participation is 18 with high school diploma. Full equipment is required. All players must sign in and pay at the front desk at Northbrook Sports Center. Players arriving half way through the session will not be allowed to participate unless a front desk staff member is available to collect payment. Hockey players are required to sign the Drop In Hockey Waiver. Cost • $9 (60 minutes), $13…

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Try Skating For Free!

December 3 @ 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
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One event on December 3, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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3-13 Years Is your child ready for skating lessons? The Northbrook Park District offers a free skating class for children (ages 3 and older) who are interested in learning to skate. Three year olds must be potty trained. The free classes are open to children who have not taken skating lessons. Our professional staff will teach basic skating skills and help determine readiness for class, Children are grouped by age. Registration is required. register now

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Try Skating For Free!

December 3 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
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One event on December 3, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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3-13 Years Is your child ready for skating lessons? The Northbrook Park District offers a free skating class for children (ages 3 and older) who are interested in learning to skate. Three year olds must be potty trained. The free classes are open to children who have not taken skating lessons. Our professional staff will teach basic skating skills and help determine readiness for class, Children are grouped by age. Registration is required. register now

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Adult Open Hockey

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 16, 2022

Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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$9 – $17
Open Hockey

Enjoy Adult Open Hockey at Northbrook Sports Center on Fridays! Minimum age for participation is 18 with high school diploma. Full equipment is required. All players must sign in and pay at the front desk at Northbrook Sports Center. Players arriving half way through the session will not be allowed to participate unless a front desk staff member is available to collect payment. Hockey players are required to sign the Drop In Hockey Waiver. Cost • $9 (60 minutes), $13…

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Holiday Skating Recital

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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5 Years and Older Join your friends and register to participate in the Annual Skating Recital. You may skate a maximum of two routines, solo and or/group, if time permits. Routines must be limited to 90 seconds or less. Holiday music is preferred, and costumes and props are optional. register now  

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Adult Open Hockey

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 16, 2022

Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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$9 – $17
Open Hockey

Enjoy Adult Open Hockey at Northbrook Sports Center on Fridays! Minimum age for participation is 18 with high school diploma. Full equipment is required. All players must sign in and pay at the front desk at Northbrook Sports Center. Players arriving half way through the session will not be allowed to participate unless a front desk staff member is available to collect payment. Hockey players are required to sign the Drop In Hockey Waiver. Cost • $9 (60 minutes), $13…

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Cosmic Skating

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Northbrook Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
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Northbrook Sports Center Cosmic Skating

All ages can enjoy an evening of skating with DJ Music, games, and activities! Entry per person: $8 | Skate Rental: $4 Join us on September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17 from 7-9pm.

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