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.
Northbrook-On-Ice for 2021 will run in accordance with current local and state COVID-19 protocols to create a safe environment for all participants. The in-person audience will be limited to accommodate these guidelines, and the show will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in-person. Additional guidelines include, but are not limited to, smaller group numbers, physically distanced choreography and required face coverings. Detailed information regarding current COVID-19 protocols as they relate to Northbrook-On-Ice rehearsals and shows will be released in the spring. The Northbrook Park District looks forward to presenting a modified but fun show to celebrate all skaters’ talent!
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 the Northbrook 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.
The 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 audiences by elegantly combining the magic of dance with the excitement of high-level skating skills.