2020 SUMMER CHANGES

We are pleased to announce that Centennial Ice Rinks is adding to the services offered in Phase 4 of Governor Pritzker's Restore Illinois Plan. Beginning July 6, we will be offering 6-week Freestyle ice time sessions, daily Public Skate times, and Open Hockey hours on weekends.

  • Click here for more information regarding Public Skate
  • Click here for Freestyle Skate and Open Hockey information and schedules

We will continue to offer privately booked time slots on the ice. We are offering a reduced schedule and ice time needs to be booked 1 week in advance.

Please familiarize yourself with the new rules & procedure for participating in private ice rink time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sean Flynn, Ice General Manager at sflynn@wilpark.org.

To reserve private rental time:

All Ice Time need to be booked in advance

  • Please email sflynn@wilpark.org for availability, fee information, and to make reservations
  • Space must be requested one week in advance
  • Space is not guaranteed

SUMMER 2020 RULES & PROCEDURE

Restrictions on the ice:

  • In Phase 4, sports activities are limited to drills, practices, lessons and competitive gameplay such as tournaments
  • Group sizes should be limited to 50 participants
  • Multiple groups permitted at once as long as:
    • Facilities allow for social distancing of participants
    • 30-ft of distancing is maintained between groups
    • Areas for each group are clearly marked to discourage interaction between groups
  • Participants and coaches should not shake hands, high five, or touch one another other than what occurs inadvertently during a drill, practice or lesson
  • Rink maximum capacity:
    • Main Rink: 50 skaters for public skate, 20 skaters per Freestyle Session
    • Studio Rink: 25 skaters

Participant PPE & equipment:

  • Participants should wash hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before participating and regularly for the duration of practice.
  • Participants should wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when entering the facility. Face coverings may be removed on the ice surface
  • All face masks, sanitizing supplies, and hand sanitizer must be supplied by your organization or by your participants
  • If practical, sanitize shared equipment during use (e.g., between drills) and encourage frequent hand sanitizing or hand washing if facilities are available.
  • Shared equipment is to be sanitized in between scheduled drills, practices, and lessons
  • Participants should use their own equipment as much as practical

New practices & procedure at the rink:

  • Participants should bring their own source of water
  • Washrooms are limited
  • Participants should avoid touching facility accessories
  • Sport organizer should maintain attendance log of participants
  • Before participating in the sport, instructors should ask whether participant is currently exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. If a participant does have symptoms, they should wait to enter premises until they have had no fever for at least 72 hours, other symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days have passed since their symptoms first appeared, and after afebrile and feeling well (without fever-reducing medication) for at least 72 hours
  • When arriving for their ice session, players and coaches are to enter the ice rink main entrance and follow arrows to enter to the right of the ramp
  • When leaving, patrons are to exit to the right of the ramp out the main entrance

Freestyle Guidelines:

  • The house sound system will be available
  • The jump harness will be available and must be sanitized before and after use by the skating instructor.
  • Skaters and coaches may arrive for their scheduled ice slot 10 minutes in advance.
  • All skaters must check in at the office upon arrival at the rink
  • Skaters and coaches may put their skates on in the lobby
  • Skaters who have a break between freestyle sessions will be allowed in the ice rink main lobby, however will need to wear a mask
  • Spectators are not allowed at this time.

Hockey Guidelines:

  • Players and coaches may arrive for their scheduled ice slot 10 minutes in advance.
  • Mite and Squirt players are required to dress at home in full equipment. You may tie your skates in the lobby at this time.
  • Pee Wee and up levels will have access to locker rooms, provided the players wear a mask in the locker room while changing.
  • Coaches will be allowed use the coaches room to dress for their session
  • Goalies will be provided a private area to dress for their time slot. Home dressing is strongly encouraged for all goalies.
  • Spectators are not allowed at this time
  • There is no congregating in the rink or lobby area.

Public Skate Guidelines:

  • Patrons may start to arrive 10 minutes prior to Public Skate
  • It is strongly encouraged to bring your own skates and gloves
  • Skate Rental is available for an additional fee
  • 50 participants are allowed on the main rink and 25 participants are allowed on the studio rink
  • It is encouraged to call in advance on the day of to pay for a session
  • Cash payments will not be accepted, payment is via credit or debit card only

Open Hockey Guidelines:

  • Patrons may start to arrive 10 minutes prior to Open Hockey
  • These Open Hockey sessions are designed to work on skill work, no scrimmaging is allowed
  • Two hockey nets will be on the ice
  • Patrons under 18 years old must dress in full hockey equipment
  • Participants over the age of 18 at the minimum must wear a helmet and hockey gloves
  • 30 participants are allowed on the main rink
  • It is encouraged to call in advance on the day of to pay for a session

Cash payments will not be accepted, payment is via credit or debit card only