Whether your kids already love playing sports or you’re looking for a way to get them involved in new activities, you’ll find a range of opportunities close to home. Glenview features various facilities, programs, and leagues, making it easier than ever to find the ideal place for your kids to hone their skills in their favorite sport or get into a new sport for the first time.
No matter if your kids are interested in ice skating, swimming, soccer, or anything in between, you’ll find a place to go in Glenview. Crème de la Crème of Glenview put together this list of local facilities and programs to get you started.
Glenview Community Ice Center
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If your kids are eager to get out on the ice, you’re in luck. The Glenview Community Ice Center is your one-stop-shop for all ice skating activities. You’ll find the Ice Center at 1851 Landwehr Road in Glenview. The facility has earned state-wide recognition for excellence, even winning IPRA’s Outstanding Park and Facility Award honoring public agencies for achievements in design and development.
Glenview’s home for ice sports is a year-round destination, no matter if you’re looking for organized instruction or just a place for kids to get active and have fun. The facility features two NHL-size rinks as well as a studio rink, 11 team rooms, and a dryland training area. With a variety of hockey and figure skating programs available for all ages and skill levels, you’re sure to find the perfect program for your kids. The coaching center boasts qualified staff that guide skaters through different programming levels so skaters can progress to specialized skating and league play.
From their very first steps on the ice to competitive figure skating and hockey leagues, the Ice Center has something for everyone. The Glenview Skating Academy for figure skating is a Learn to Skate USA program, following the United States Figure Skating curriculum. Hockey instructors teach kids skills for skating and playing in games.
You don’t have to sign up for a program to enjoy this facility, though. You can also head to the Glenview Community Ice Center for public skating sessions. You can even rent ice skates to use, so it’s easy to get out on the ice whenever your kids are in the mood for skating fun.
Glenview Tennis Club
Glenview Tennis Club, located at 1800 Wagner Road in Glenview, is the ideal spot for kids to hone their tennis skills close to home. As the leading indoor tennis facility in the North Shore area, the Glenview Tennis Club boasts eight climate-controlled indoor courts plus a range of facilities and services. You can count on the Tennis Club to have you covered whenever your family is in the mood for tennis, no matter the weather.
You can call the club to reserve open courts, available to members with 7-day advanced reservations. Residents can make three-day advanced reservations, while non-residents can make reservations 24 hours in advance. The Tennis Club also offers lessons and programs for kids and adults, both in groups and as private or semi-private lessons. You can find programs for skills levels beginning to advanced and kids as young as preschool-age. You can sign your kids up for tennis summer camps here, too.
Splash Landings Indoor Aquatic Complex
Looking for a local place to get active in the water? Look no further than Splash Landings Indoor Aquatic Complex, located at 2400 Chestnut Ave. in Glenview at Park Center. Four pools offer opportunities for lap swimming and more. You can even enjoy a zero-depth activity pool and warm water therapy here, not to mention a swim lesson program available throughout the year. The Starfish Swim School offers lessons for people of all ages.
Whether you’re signing your kids up for swim lessons or just want a fun place for a family swim, you’ll want to have Splash Landings on your radar. You can enter with a membership or pay a daily entrance fee, which costs $7 for residents or $12 for non-residents. Kids 23 months old and under can get in for free. Splash Landings also offers reservations for private family swims. These one-hour reservation slots in the activity pool provide the perfect opportunity for family fun enjoying water-based activities.
Open Gym at Park Center
Glenview’s Park Center also offers an Open Gym program perfect for families looking to enjoy sports close to home. You can make gym reservations for activities such as basketball and pickleball, reserve family gym time, or make use of tot playground here. Glenview residents can reserve 75-minute time slots up to three days in advance, while non-residents can reserve a visit up to a day in advance.
There’s no better where to have fun as a family than with Family Private Gym Time. You can reserve half a gym for an hour just for members of your household, then have fun playing your favorite sports together. Park Center, a multi-purpose community center, is located on the shores of Lake Glenview at 2400 Chestnut Ave. in Glenview.
Glenview Soccer Club
Kiddos looking to get into soccer have an amazing option right in Glenview. The Glenview Soccer Club offers a variety of programs for budding soccer stars and kids looking for another fun opportunity to stay active close to home. GSC is a travel soccer club, offering U8-U11 boys and girls teams that play together all year long. Teams enjoy both a fall and spring season outdoors, plus they get a chance to get involved in a winter indoor league.
GSC offers additional training opportunities for players, too, like Friday skills classes, summer camps, speed and agility training, and more. Older children in U12-U18 groups can participate in the FC-1 Academy with peers from Glenview, Northbrook, Wilmette, and beyond.There you have it! Crème de la Crème of Glenview just gave you some amazing opportunities to explore when you’re looking for places for your kids to play sports. Do you have a favorite park or facility we didn’t include you think all area families should check out? Drop us a line so we can add your recommendation.