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Ice Skating

Public and Cosmic Skate

Public Skate

Schedule August 15 through February 28:

Monday – 10:30am-Noon

Friday – 4:50pm-6:10pm

Saturday/Sunday – 1pm-2:30pm

 

No Public Skate 10/7-11/25-11/27, 12/24-12/25, 12/31-1/1, 1/20, 2/18, 2/20

Fees: Adults (18 years old & up) -$7, Youth (3-17 years old) – $6, Skate rental $4

Swipe card – 10 admissions – $60, Youth – $50, Skate rental – $35

Cosmic Skate

All ages can enjoy an evening of skating with DJ music, games, and activities!

7pm-9pm

Saturdays: January 21, February 18, March 18

Fees: Entry per person – $8, Skate rental – $4

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Skating Locations

Indoor Skating

The Northbrook Sports Center is home to two NHL-size ice rinks, community rooms and the Glenkirk Cafe concessions stand.

Outdoor Skating

Outdoor Skating is available at Meadowhill Park and Tower Rink. The outdoor ice rinks are not supervised. Hockey is allowed at Meadowhill Park Ice Rink but not at Tower Rink.

The District needs 72 hours of weather below 15 degrees to begin freezing the rinks, followed by at least 5 days of below-freezing weather before skating is allowed. Skating and sledding involve a risk of injury; therefore, participation is at your own risk. Check the rainout line for the most up-to-date information.

Skating 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.

The Northbrook Valentine Open is a Learn to Skate USA Basic Skills competition held every February.

Holiday Recital
Holiday 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.

Try Skating for Free
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.

Skating Camps

Skate and Dance Camp

Campers enjoy daily skating instruction, practice time and an off-ice dance class. This popular camp groups children by grade and skating level. Skaters present a short recital for family and friends.

Affiliate Programs

Speed Skating

Skaters of all levels and ages are welcome to practice and compete with the Northbrook Speed Skating Club. A club priority is having experienced coaches dedicated to advancing the fun and technical aspects of the sport. The coaches have years of experience teaching speed skating to beginner through elite skaters. They have competed in speed skating at the national and international levels.

Teams Elite

Teams Elite is a highly competitive synchronized skating organization based in Northbrook. The organization offers a world class synchronized skating experience for skaters of all ages and levels by inspiring every athlete to embody integrity, accountability, respect, perseverance and teamwork. At the highest level of the organization, athletes represent the United States internationally as Team USA.

Forms and Downloads

Type Description Applies To Date Posted
Rules Public and Cosmic Skating Guidelines Ice Skating Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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