Nelson Center

1601 North 5th Street

The Nelson Center contains two indoor ice rinks, six locker rooms, and two concession areas that are open to the public year-round. The Nelson Center houses the only two indoor ice rinks within a 60 mile radius and therefore serves as the home for most ice related programs, events and activities in the area. The Springfield Park District offers a variety of instructional classes and leagues designed to teach children and adults how to ice skate, figure skate, or play hockey. The Nelson Center also reserves weekly open skate time to allow the community to enjoy ice skating. 

Additionally, the Nelson Center is home to the Jr Blues hockey program, the Springfield Figure Skating Club, Springfield Youth Hockey Association, Lincoln Land High School Hockey and Sr. Hockey League. Click on the user group tab (over on the right) to visit their websites for information about each group.

Click on the following links to find out more about our monthly programs:

June/July Learn to Play Hockey

June/July Learn to Ice Skate Classes

July Figure Skater's Schedule

July Drop-In Hockey Schedule

Special Olympics Bocce Ball
Zoo Camp - Cool Cats
No Bake Cooking Class
First Friday Dance at Erin's Pavilion
Animal Play Day at the Zoo - Red White & Blue
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