BOURBONNAIS 165 Main Street
Pick Up ~ Delivery ~ Dine-In ~ Catering Lunch Buffet Friday & Sunday ~ Seasonal Outside Dining ~ Online Ordering ~ Wi-Fi
Dine - In Specials
Mondays ~ $5 Off Family Pizza TUESDAYS ~ 2 for 1 Pasta Dinners WEDNESDAYS ~ Free Appetizer With purchase of a Family 1 Topping Pizza
Thursdays ~ $3 Bottle of Wine with Purchase of a Family Pizza
Any Small or Medium Pizza Please mention coupon when ordering. One coupon per order. Not good with any other offer. Expires 11-1-2016
Any Large or Family Pizza Please mention coupon when ordering. One coupon per order. Not good with any other offer. Expires 11-1-2016
Variety of Thin or Deep Dish 2 Topping Pizzas
Garden Salad with the purchase of a 1 Topping Pizza
(Family Thin or Large Deep Dish) *Does Not Include Premium/Double Charge Toppings *Prices are Per Person Plus Tax Minimum Order of 10 People Per Package
Please mention coupon when ordering. One coupon per order. Not good with any other offer. Expires: 11-1-2016
Welcome to kvpd! COMMISSIONERS & STAFF BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Lisa Cooper
Alfred JJ Hollis
Duane Tucker Commissioner
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Roy Collins Executive Director
John Coghlan Attorney
View this Brochure Online at www.kvpd.com
Director of Finance
Loren Petrakis-Mueller Director of Marketing
TABLE OF CONTENTS Commissioners and Staff....................................................4 General Information................................................... 5 & 6 Rentals..............................................................................7 Trips..................................................................................8 Seniors..............................................................................9 Youth Athletics.................................................................10 Youth Programs...............................................................11 Adult Athletics.................................................................13 Adult Programs................................................................14 Special Events..................................................................17 River Run Dog Park/Campground....................................20 KVPD RecCenter.............................................................21 Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena..............................................22 Hockey............................................................................28 Registration Form.............................................................29 Parks Map........................................................................30
Vickie St. Louis Office Manager
Finance Assistant/HR Clerk Payroll Clerk
RECREATION STAFF Kati Vaughn, CPRP
Superintendent of Recreation
FACILITY/MAINTENANCE STAFF Todd Poole
Ariana Padilla Office Manager
General Manager Splash Valley/ General Manager Ice Valley
Sam Jordan, Jr., CPRP Athletic Manager
Operations Manager Ice Valley
Superintendent of Parks
Gary Reardanz Maintenance
Robert Freyman Maintenance
Charlie Riner Maintenance
The Kankakee Valley Park District exists to acquire, develop, and maintain parks, promote the conservation of natural and historical resources, and provide recreational facilities, programs and services for the benefit of all District residents. The ability to accomplish our mission is made possible through the dedicated efforts of commissioners and staff, the generosity of area residents, a combination of tax dollars, fees, private donations and grants, and by working cooperatively with other governmental and private entities.
Lost and Found
Items left at Park District programs or events will be kept at the Park District Administrative Office. Items can be retrieved during regular business hours. Items will be kept for 30 days and then donated.
Give a gift of recreation! Gift cards are good for any Park District program, including bus trips and sports leagues. Gift cards may be purchased at our Administrative Office located at 893 W. Station St., Kankakee or at the RecCenter located at 150 N. Indiana Ave., Kankakee.
Our office is located on the corner of Wall and Court Streets at 893 W. Station St., Kankakee. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 p.m. The office is closed on Holidays.
Phone Numbers/Web Sites/Email
Park District Administrative Office....................... 815-939-1311 Splash Valley Aquatic Park................................... 815-929-9779 Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena.................................. 815-939-1946 KVPD Recreation Center or RecCenter................ 815-929-1885 Park District fax................................................... 815-933-7338 Park District website.......................................... www.kvpd.com Park District email address................................. firstname.lastname@example.org
Park District Board Meetings
Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Bird Park Meeting Room located at 893 W. Station St., Kankakee. Residents are invited to attend to make suggestions or comments to help us improve the programs and facilities we offer.
Kankakee Valley Park Foundation
The Kankakee Valley Park Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for educational, civic and charitable purposes. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the Kankakee area by assisting in the preservation of open space and enhancing recreation facilities and programs in Kankakee for people of all ages to enjoy.
Americans with Disabilities
The Kankakee Valley Park District desires all its residents,regardless of disabilities, to participate freely in its parks facilities, programs and services and is intent to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The District will analyze and evaluate its parks, facilities, programs and services and take reasonable measures to ensure that people with disabilities are accommodated.
Please try to register early for classes to ensure the success of a program. For most programs, a decision will be made 3 days before a class is scheduled to begin. Registering at the last minute may mean that the program has already been cancelled. If you miss a deadline, please call (815) 939-1311 to see if there has been an extension.
We ask that you follow park and city ordinances. Please keep your pets on a leash at all times and clean up after them. For information on River Run Dog Park see page 27. Thank you for your cooperation.
Grills in our Parks
Groups are allowed to bring grills out to any Park District park. If you bring a charcoal grill, we ask that you take the used charcoal with you and dispose of it on your own. Please do not leave it on the ground or place it any garbage can on site.
A $50 service charge will be assessed on all checks returned due to insufficient funds. 1. Full refunds will be issued for any program canceled by the Park District. 2. Filling out a refund request does not guarantee a refund. 3. Participants may request refunds for programs up to three business days before the program’s first meeting. In athletic programs and leagues, the program is considered to begin with its first practice. 4. R efunds will be issued via check 7-21 business days once approved. 5. Refunds for trips and contractual programs will only be issued if the spot can be filled from the waiting list. A full refund policy can be found on our website at www.kvpd.com The KVPD facilities and programs are offered on a non-discriminatory basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity The Kankakee Valley Park District prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, ethnicity,religion, and/or individuals with disabilities.
Severe Weather Policy
Programs and Splash Valley Aquatic Park may be cancelled due to severe weather. Decisions about canceling an event will be made at least one hour before the scheduled start time. If an activity is interrupted by severe weather, a supervisor will stay with the participants until the weather has passed, or the participants have been picked up by a parent/guardian. Each facility and event has a weather line that can be reached by calling (815) 939-1311, and following the automated attendant instructions.
Instructor Positions/Program Ideas
The Kankakee Valley Park District is expanding our educational and recreational programs. If you have a particular skill, have an idea for a new program, or are qualified to teach various recreational or educational classes, please call (815) 929-1885 ext. 303.
The Kankakee Valley Park District takes pictures at its parks, programs and special events for publicity purposes. Please be aware while visiting parks or attending Park District programs, pictures of you and your family may be taken and used for publicity purposes without notification or compensation.
Get Your Picture I.D. at the New RecCenter. . .
Whether you need a Dog Park pass or a Splash Valley pass, you now get them at the new RecCenter located at 150 N. Indiana Ave., Kankakee, IL 60901. The number there is 815.929.1885 and they will get you set up. Once Splash Valley opens you may also get your Splash passes there. If you have your Season Pass from last year, you can simply renew it at any office, no need for us to print a new card.
Message from the KVPD Director Pardon our excitement, but we’re still celebrating the KVPD’s 90th Anniversary and as of Nov. 1, 2015 the KVPD has been awarded accreditation for the first time in park history. As we get into full winter mode, there’s still time to enjoy the last few weeks of 2015, while preparing for an exciting new year. Our 5th Annual Holiday Lights Spectacular continues each Friday thru Sunday, until December 20, and closes out another fantastic year that included: two Kids Trout Fishing Days, our biggest BBQ Fest to date, MMA fights at our RecCenter, a new Haunted Trail/ Village for adults and children, ice fishing at Bird’s Park Quarry, and a nationally sanctioned skating competition and Division I hockey at Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena. Next year will be no exception, as we work to offer services, programs, parks, and facilities that enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors. Don’t hibernate. Come on out and enjoy the outdoors. Our 37 parks offer opportunities for sledding, cross-country skiing, hiking, ice fishing, and more. Don’t miss our Annual Outdoor Show, February 27, that is sure to get you excited for spring and summer. Mark your calendar for BBQ Fest 2016, July 14, 15, 16. Plan a camping stay at our improved campground, book a softball tournament, at our award winning softball complex or enter one of our 5K/2K run and walks, or just enjoy the beautiful Kankakee River that runs along 11 of our parks. Stay informed of all our activities, and new programs and events by checking our website: www.kvpd.com.
Building and Pavilion Rentals The Kankakee Valley Park District has buildings and pavilions for rent. Our facilities can accommodate groups of any size; whether you are hosting a birthday party, family gathering, class reunion, wedding reception, bridal/baby shower, or school function, we have the perfect place for you. Call (815) 939-1311 for availability of your date or to tour a facility. All buildings and pavilions are located in Kankakee and Aroma Park.
Boat Slip Rentals at Beckman Boat Harbor Registration for new renters opens May 1st!
Enjoy the beautiful, scenic Kankakee River without the hassle of moving your boat around all summer. Kankakee’s spacious Beckman Boat Harbor can accommodate boats up to 26 feet long. Each slip rental includes two parking passes (exclusively for the slip renter). The harbor is fenced-in and each renter receives their very own key to the locked gate. Proof of boat registration and insurance is required at time of rental. Space is limited, so hurry in today! Residency is determined by boat registration. Registration: begins April 1 for 2015 Boat Slip Renters; begins May 1 for new renters. Fee: 20 ft or less $425 (Resident) $525 (Non Resident) 21 to 26 ft $450 (Resident) $550 (Non Resident)
Boat Launch Parking Passes $5 Daily fee – New Machines (paid at machine in desired parking lot) $10 for Resident Season Pass (May – October) $55 for Non-Resident Season Pass (May – October) **Season Passes available for purchase at Bird Park, 893 W. Station St., Kankakee, (815) 939-1311 ext. 700. **Vehicle Registration is required at time of purchase for each vehicle requiring a Season Pass.
As stewards of the Kankakee Valley Park District, we take your quality of life seriously.
Roy Collins Executive Director Kankakee Valley Park District
300 Bridge St. Aroma Park
Beckman Park (Air Conditioning)
Jeffers Park (Air Conditioning) 221 W. Water St.
Goselin Park (Air Conditioning)
1605 Cobb Blvd.
Pioneer Park (Air Conditioning) 750 N. Hobbie Ave. Civic Auditorium 803 S. Eighth Ave.
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Beckman Park 1605 Cobb Blvd.
Bird Park (By Playground) 893 W. Station St.
Bird Park (By Boat Launch) 893 W. Station St. Cobb Park Cobb Blvd.
Goselin Park 300 Bridge St. Aroma Park
Legion Park S. Sixth Ave. & W. Hickory St.
McBroom Park S. Tenth Ave. & W. VanMeter St.
Old Fair Park N. Indiana Ave. & N. Harrison Ave.
Pioneer Park 750 N. Hobbie Ave.
Potawatomi Park Aroma Park
Railroad Bridge Park Aroma Park
Four Winds Casino
Join the KVPD as we travel to Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan. Get in the action by playing Keno or one of their 60 table games that include Blackjack, Craps, Crazy Four, Let It Ride®, Mini and Midi Baccarat with Dragon Bonus, Roulette, Three Card Poker™ , and Pai Gow Poker. If you like to play slots you will not be disappointed with their choices of over 3,000 slot machines. You can pick and choose from slots that start at a penny or slots that go up to $100. Your fee for this trip includes transportation, $15 instant slot credit, and a $10 food credit at the casino. Valid I.D.’s are required when attending the Casino. Please register by January 1st and March 16th.
Departure Location: Q uarry Building at Bird Park
(small building across from pavilion) Fee: $30 Min/Max: 30/54
Ages: 21and up Dates: Day: Depart: Return:
Jan. 22 April 6
8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
The Paramount Theater in Aurora presents: A Salute to Ella, Judy, and Patsy. Ella Fitzgerald brought a sultry swing to jazz. Judy Garland pumped each and every performance full with heart-wrenching emotion. Patsy Cline’s tenderness brought an element of sweet soul to country. All three changed the American musical landscape forever. The show begins at 3 pm.
Departure Location: Quarry Building at Bird Park (small building across from pavilion) Ages: 21and up Fee: $85 Min/Max: 20/26 Dates: Feb. 28
12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 141003-01
Chicago Flower and Garden Show
Gear up for spring with a trip to the Flower and Garden Show. See beautifully designed gardens by master gardeners and horticulture design specialists. Come see over 200 garden related exhibitors, including a teaching garden where you can get tips to improve your own garden. The Flower and Garden Show is located at Navy Pier in Chicago. Please register in advance.
Departure Location: Quarry Building at Bird Park (small building across from pavilion) Ages: 18 and up Fee: $42 Min/Max: 15/26 Dates:
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Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is a world of wildlife in the shadow of skyscrapers. Located within a verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers. The bus drops us off near the zoo, then the day is yours to enjoy. The trip departs from and returns to the Quarry building at Bird Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear comfortable shoes, this is a walking-intensive trip.
Departure Location: Quarry Building at Bird Park (small building across from pavilion) Ages: All Fee: $30 Min/Max: 27/54 Dates: April 15
Day: Depart: Return: Code: Fri.
5:30 p.m. 162001-01
Experience America’s Canyon Country on a trip that combines the destination’s stunning vistas, unique forests, incredible topography, and bright colors. Kankakee Valley Park District is organizing a special trip, Canyon Country, with the longeststanding U.S. tour operator Collette. The trip is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Canyon Country offers an unforgettable tour of Arizona, Utah, and Nevada departing on October 6, 2016 for 9 days, for $2,999. The tour features stops at three national parks: Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion. You will be able to experience the spectacular views of Lake Powell, the wonders of Kaibab National Forest, the stark beauty of Monument Valley, and the bright lights of Las Vegas. You’ll also have the wonderful opportunity to experience a delicious chili cook-off, Navajo culture, breathtaking landscapes, and awe-inspiring vistas. Interested travelers can learn more about the tour by attending a free, informational presentation at the RecCenter hosted by Lora Carlson, a local Collette representative, on Thursday, Wednesday 13th, at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP Todd Poole by calling (815)-929-1885 ex. 303, to request a free brochure for more information.
Shipshewana Flea Market The Kankakee Valley Park District is happy to be returning to the Shipshewana Flea Market. Shop “till you drop” is more than just a saying in Shipshewana! If hunting for treasures through the 1,000 plus Flea Market vendors is not enough to make you drop, you can walk across the street to the Trading Place Antique Gallery, or walk the short distance to the wide variety of shops downtown. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, as there will be lots of walking required. Shipshewana is located in Indiana in the heart of Amish Country.
Departure Location: Quarry Building at Bird Park (small building across from pavilion)
Code: Ages: All Fee: $37 Min/Max: 30/54 5:30 p.m. 162006-01 Dates: Day: Depart: Return: May 25
Seniors Tai Chi In-a-Chair
Early Morning Walking
Developed with the input and guidance of medical specialists, yoga teachers and Tai Chi teachers, this therapeutic routine features gentle stretching, moderate movement, and healthful breathing. The techniques are designed to improve stamina, balance, and flexibility. Most of the routine is performed while seated, and if possible, a simple Tai Chi Form is taught standing. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, the form has been featured internationally, presented at national and regional wellness events, and is recommended by many doctors and physical therapists. Instructor: Gary Paruszkiewicz Location: Civic Auditorium Ages: All Fee: $5 Min/Max: 4/22
On the fourth Wednesday of every month, the RecCenter will be hosting to play dime bingo games and offering a few special prizes to winners. Come join us on these mornings of fun games and conversation. Coffee will be provided and participants may bring snacks. Pre-registration is required. Min/Max: 4/20
Jan 5 – Feb 9 Tues. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 151402-01 Feb 23 – March 29 Tues 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 151402-02 April 12 – May 17 Tues. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 151402-03
Ages: 55+ Fee: 10¢ for two Bingo cards each game Location: RecCenter, 150 N. Indiana Ave, Kankakee Dates: Day: Time:
Participants will learn all about quilt making and receive hands on instructions to begin your own quilt. The instructors are members of the Kankakee Quilt Makers Guild and they have over 50 years of quilting experience and have made more than 100 quilts. Bring your sewing machine in and get ready for a new adventure in quilting. A materials list will be given in the first class. Instructors: Patty Kersch, Joanne Fritz, and Janet Lochner of Kankakee Quilt Makers Guild Location: Bird Park Quarry Builing Ages: 18 and Up Fee: $45 Min/Max: 2/6
Join us at the RecCenter from 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday for a little bit of winter exercise
– it’s FREE! Senior Bingo
January 27 February 24 March 23 April 27 May 25
Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed.
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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March 1 – April 5 Tues. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 161001-01
Walgreens Vitamin Supplement Program
Walgreens will be educating you on how to Get, Stay and Live well through using Vitamin and Herbal supplements. It is a basic education for all ages about the different types and uses of vitamins. The presentation will be 30-45 minutes with an opportunity to ask questions after the event. Walgreens will be providing paper and pens for anyone who attends the event. Instructor: Walgreens Staff Ages: All Fee: $2 Min/Max: 4/20 Location: RecCenter, 150 N. Indiana Avenue, Kankakee
Date Day: Time: March 30 Wed.
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon of Relaxation
Come to the RecCenter for an afternoon of relaxation! Home Bound Health Care will be here with fully licensed Massage Therapists and staff to perform a therapeutic chair massage and a foot spa as well. You will not want to miss out. Please register in advance. Instructor: Home Bound Healthcare Ages: 55+ Fee: $2 Min/Max: 4/12 Location: RecCenter, 150 N. Indiana Ave, Kankakee
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Youth Basketball League
Showcase your skills this winter at the KVPD Rec Center! Emphasis will be on Fun, Learning, Participation, and Good Sportsmanship. Teams will meet once a week for practices and games will be played on Saturday mornings. All players and coaches will receive an award at the end of the season for their participation. We need volunteer coaches to ensure the success of our league. Practices starts the week of January 18th, and teams will play a total of 7 games. Deadline: January 15, 2016 Location: RecCenter, Gym
6-7 Feb 1 – Mar 19 Sat 9:00 a.m. $40.00 164100-01 8-10 Feb 1 – Mar 19 Sat 10:00 a.m. $45.00 164100-02 11-12 Feb 1 – Mar 19 Sat 11:00 a.m. $50.00 164100-03 Practice Days: Mon or Wed
This is a fun, interactive instructional league for 4 – 5 year olds, accompanied by an adult. Kids learn the basic fundamentals of basketball and work on motor skills, coordination and teamwork. Adults learn ways to help children practice and continue the development of these skills. Our goal of this program is to conclude classes with a real game the last 3 weeks of class. Location: RecCenter, Gym Fee: $35.00 per child Ages: 4 – 5
Jan. 14- Feb 18
Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Teen Basketball League
Showcase your skills this winter at the KVPD Rec Center! Emphasis will be on Fun, Learning, Participation, and Good Sportsmanship. Teams will meet once a week on Sundays for games. We need volunteer coaches to ensure the success of our league. Teams will play a total of 7 games. Deadline: January 15, 2016 Location: RecCenter, Gym Ages: 13 – 15
Jan 17 – Feb 28
2:00 p.m. $50.00
Bitty Batter’s T-Ball League
T-Ball Time will feature parent/child introduction in T-Ball basics such as base running, field positions, batting and sportsmanship. This class will have a lot of repetitive drills to introduce the kids to the game. Adults must participate with children each week. Sign up your little slugger today! Location: Splash Valley Soccer Fields Fee: $35.00 per child Ages: 3 – 5
Apr. 5- May 10 Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Does your child love to tumble? Well, we have the perfect class for you! This class will focus on enhancing and developing the existing skills your child holds, and teach them a routine of movement to thrill the fans. Tumblers will perform for parents on the last day of class. Instructor: Leotis Davenport Ages: 6 – 12 Location: RecCenter, Charlton Room Fee: $30
Jan. 11- Feb. 29 Mon Mar. 7- Apr. 25 Mon
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Afternoon Recess at the RecCenter
Bring your child to the RecCenter every Sunday afternoon to have fun with the KVPD! Staff will lead the class in a different sport each week that will increase athleticism, knowledge of different sports, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Ages: 6-12 Location: RecCenter, Gym Fee: $12 per child for session
Mar. 6 – Mar. 27 Sun
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Taekwondo for Tiny Tigers
Do you want to do something great for your children? Learning the Korean martial art form known as Songahm will help your child develop discipline, confidence, concentration, and selfcontrol, all qualities that are important to a child’s growth. Basic techniques including punching, kicking forms, and self defense are taught in this class. Uniforms are required. You can purchase one at ATA. Each session is an 8 week course; 2 classes per week. Instructor: ATA Black Belt Academy & Karate for Kids Ages: 3-6 Location: 1220 Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Fee: $60 (does not include uniform) Deadline: Friday before session begins
Jan. 5 – Feb. 25 Tues & Thurs 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. 114302-01 Mar. 8 – April 28 Tues & Thurs 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. 114302-02
Karate for Kids and Adults Taekwondo
This class is for children and adults and is sure to strengthen your child’s discipline, confidence, concentration, and self-control. Learning the Korean martial art form known as Songahm Taekwondo is a fun and beneficial opportunity. Basic techniques including punching, kicking forms, and self-defense are taught in this class. Uniforms are required. You can purchase one at ATA. This is a great activity for parents to do with their children. Instructor: ATA Black Belt Academy & Karate for Kids Ages: 7 and up Location: 1220 Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais, IL 60914 Fee: $65 (does not include uniform) Deadline: Friday before session begins
Jan. 5 – Feb. 25 Tues & Thurs 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 164300-01 Mar. 8 – April 28 Tues & Thurs 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 164300-02
youth programs Horseback Riding Lessons
Youth Flag Football League
Best way to learn the game of football is by taking off the equipment! Sign your child up for our flag football league to take their knowledge and fundamentals of football to another level. This league is for athletes of all skill levels. Emphasis will be on running, catching, throwing, participation, and teamwork. Teams will practice once a week and play one game for 6 weeks. Deadline: March 7, 2015 Fee: $35.00 Location: Splash Valley Soccer Fields Ages: 6-14
Mar 21 – May 21 Sat 11:00 a.m. 164101-01 Practice Dates: Mon or Tues between 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Parent & Tot Gym Time
Parents bring your kids to the RecCenter gym to play and socialize. Socialization is an important process in early childhood development and it’s good for parents too! Toys, games and equipment provided. Ages: 0 – 5 Fee: $1 per child Location: RecCenter, 150 North Indiana
I want to coach sports!
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
March 17 – April 14 Thurs. April 28 – May 26 Thurs.
Are you interested in coaching sports? How about managing sports? In this class participants will learn how to setup athletic classes. Students will work together in groups to setup a curriculum for a 6 weeks class. Students will then teach the sport to the rest of the class as if they have no knowledge of the sport. Sports that will be covered are: Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer, Volleyball, Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Kickball, and Football. You may be creative enough to create the next popular sport so bring your ideas. Parents this class is a great way to jump start your teenage for a confident future.
Jan. 15- Feb. 19
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 121800-01 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 121800-02
The creative play of building with Legos is fun and can help develop learning concepts and fine motor skills. Kids can build based on that week’s theme or just create their own masterpiece. We provide the Legos, the kids will provide their imaginations. Instructor: KVPD Staff Location: RecCenter, 150 North Indiana Ages: 5 – 10 Min/Max: 2/12 Fee: $5 per child, parents are free
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 am
Location: RecCenter Fee: $15 Date: Day:
Students will be introduced to horse basics and safety. They will learn how to approach a horse in its stall, put its halter on, groom, and saddle a horse. In addition, students will learn about basic horse and equipment care. Long pants and shoes with a heel are necessary for safety and comfort. Riding helmets are required and will be provided. Instructor: Kim Selby & Wellspring Riding Academy Staff Location: Skyview Farm, 57 S. 8000 W. Rd., Kankakee Ages: 7 and up Fee: $100 Min/Max: 1/4
Tues. & Thurs.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Hula hooping is a great way for kids to spin up some exercise without really knowing it. This is the perfect class for kids to get active and have fun. Kids will also gain confidence through body awareness as they learn to move and play. Not just a toy anymore, the hula hoop can be a positive tool for learning and fun! Please register in advance. Instructor: Dezeray Divit Location: Civic Auditorium Ages: 6–12 Fee: $15 Min/Max: 5/15
Bring your toddler to the RecCenter the second Wednesday of the month for a surprise, fun-filled activity involving arts and crafts, science, Legos, music, and games. Each session will offer a different activity, with an emphasis on stimulating learning through involvement and socialization. Activities may include a take home project for ongoing enjoyment. Please register in advance. Instructor: Park District Staff Location: RecCenter Ages: 3 – 5 Fee: $3 Min/Max: 4/10
Dates: Feb. 10 Mar. 9
Day: Wed. Wed.
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
youth programs Outdoor Education
Mealworms get their name from the fact that they feed on flours, such as oat meal, corn meal or wheat products. Uncle Joe used them for bait when fishing, but did you know that they also have potential for science projects? This program will engage and educate children in a fun learning environment. Parents and guardians are encouraged to join in with the experiments. Instructor: Tom Kearney from Earth Stewards Location: Quarry Building (building in Bird Park directly across from park pavilion) Ages: 8+ Fees: $10 Min/Max: 4/20
Date: Day: May 15
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Parent & Child Drive-in Movie
This workshop will highlight how to get started fishing, from putting your pole together, to casting, to being safe around the water. Participants will also learn how to make their own lures, how to clean a fish, and then get to fish in the river! Participants are encouraged bring their own fishing gear, however, some materials will be provided. Instructor: Park District Staff Location: Goselin Park (Aroma Park) Ages: 6-12 Fees: $5 Min/Max: 4/10 May 28
For the Scouts
Troops do you need help getting your badges? We can help! Give us a minimum of 4 troops, what you would like to learn, and we can design a program for you. Fees will vary depending on the Code: type of activity desired. Give us a call at 815-929-1885 for more 131808-01 information.
Calling all Teachers! Check out our new nature programs being held out of the Quarry Building located in Bird Park. These programs align with the CORE and Next Generation Standards. We can design a program around your needs. The fee is $3 per student and programs run any time between 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Give us a call at 815-929-1885 for more information.
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Join us at the Civic Auditorium for a fun-filled night, as we create a drive-in movie experience! Kids can get their picture taken for a real driver’s license, parents can help kids decorate their own “car” then pick a spot to watch the movie. Each child will get a bag of popcorn and a drink. Location: Civic Auditorium Ages: 5-10 Fee: $10 for first child, $5 for additional child Min/Max: 5/25
Parents, do you have a specific program you would like your child to learn? Give us a day, time and two guaranteed participants, and we will set up a program just for you! Our programs include biology, life science, nature, environmental education, math, arts and crafts, and physical education. Home school students ages 6-17 can enroll in a variety of customized park district programs. Just let us know your age group, pick a program, day, time, and find us a group of participants roughly the same age (may need a minimum of 4-6 for sports). Fees are specific to programs offered: $5 per person for sports, $7-$10 per person for school programs, and $20-$30 per person for arts and crafts programs. Please call Owl Pellet Dissection 815-929-1885 for more information. Owls are amazing nocturnal birds of prey. The digestive fluids of owls are very weak and they cannot digest body parts like Naturalist in your Classroom bones, teeth, feathers or fur. Therefore, owls must regurgitate Teachers don’t miss this unique learning opportunity for your stu- pellets or castings of the indigestible bits before eating their next dents! Earth Stewards is available all school year long to visit your large meal. Discover what owls eat by examining the contents classroom and teach environmental science for your students. of owl pellets and attempt prey skeleton reconstruction. Parents These one-hour or longer programs are currently aligned with the and guardians are encouraged to join in with the experiments. Core and Next Generation Standards and can be customized to fit Instructor: Tom Kearney from Earth Stewards your curriculum needs. The fee is $3 per student. Give us a call at Location: Quarry Building (building in Bird Park directly across 815-929-1885 for more information. from park pavilion) Ages: 8+ Fees: $13 Min/Max: 4/20
Date: Day: Time: April 24
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
adult athletics 13 Summer Leagues
Adult Coed Volleyball League
Grab your friends, form a team, and join the fun! Coed 6-on-6 games will be played at the KVPD’s new RecCenter. Teams play once a week, with a schedule of 24 self-officiated games, and conclude the league with a double elimination tournament. Teams must play 3 females & 3 males on the court, or 4 females & 2 males. Age: 18 and up Location: Rec Center Fee: $320 per team
Jan. 7 – March 24 Thurs. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Date: June 6 League: Coed Recreation 144305-01 Day: Mon. Max: 20 teams Fee: $595 per team Code: 244100-08 Code:
Adult Basketball League
This winter showcase your basketball skills in our newly remodeled RecCenter. Gather your team and register now! Teams will play one game per night for 8 weeks, and a single elimination tournament to end the season. Register early as registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until league is full. Mandatory Captain’s Meeting Tuesday, Dec 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rec Center. Age: 18 and up Location: Rec Center Fee: $405 per team
Jan. 10 – Mar. 13 Sun. Deadline: Jan. 4, 2016
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Centrue Bank Sports Complex Adult Softball Leagues
More details regarding each league and division. Take advantage of this option this year because you play all 3 seasons last year! Pay $1,445.00 and register for all three leagues by March 25. Ages: 16 and up (Under 18 requires parent signature)
Teams will play double-headers one night per week for 4 weeks and end the season with a double elimination tournament. Season begins the week of April 6, weather permitting. Register early as leagues fill fast. Captain’s meeting will be held at the RecCenter on Mar 31 at 5:00 p.m. Mandatory rainouts for the Men’s league will be made up on Mondays, and rainouts for the Coed league will be made up on Tuesdays. Fee: $450 per team Start Date: week of April 6 Time: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m. & 10 p.m. Registration: Deadline: March 25
League: Men’s Day: Wed. Fee: $450 per team 144100-02 Coed Day: Thurs. Fee: $450 per team 144100-03 Max: 16 teams # of Weeks 4 weeks plus double elimination tournament.
Teams will play double header games one night per week and conclude the season with a double elimination tournament. Rain out games will be played at the end of the season and may be made up on a different night as your assigned league night. Register early as leagues fill fast. Players are only allowed to play in one division per night. Registration: Deadline: May 6 Time: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., & 10 p.m.
*No more than 5 Thursday night players are allowed on one team, on the field at the same time.
Date: May 31 League: Men’s Recreation Day: Tues. Max: 20 teams Fee: $680 per team Code: 244100-04
*No more than 5 Wednesday night players are allowed on one team, on the field at the same time.
Date: June 1 League: Men’s Competitive Day: Wed. Max: 20 teams Fee: $680 per team Code: 244100-05 *End of the season tournament bracket will be split into two brackets based on records.
Date: June 2 League: Coed Competitive Day: Thurs. Max: 20 teams Fee: $680 per team Code: 244100-07 *End of the season tournament bracket will be split into two brackets based on records.
Teams will play double-headers one night per week for 6 weeks and end the season with a double elimination tournament. See our summer brochure for more details! Fee: $595 per team
We look forward to your participation again this year!! Questions regarding leagues please call Sam Jordan at 815-929-1885 ext. 304 or email at email@example.com
14 adult programs Hatha Yoga
This beginner to intermediate yoga class will focus on gentle to moderate Asanas (poses), as well as restorative poses to calm the mind. These will be followed by deep-guided, progressive muscle relaxation to further relax the mind and body. Benefits of this class include both mental and physical stability by calming the central nervous system, thus improving your all overall health and wellbeing. Participants under 18 need parental consent for registration. Instructor: Beth McCue Location: Civic Auditorium Ages: 12 and over Fee: $45 Min/Max: 4/20
April 4 – April 25
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi is a slow, harmonious physical fitness system developed in China and now practiced worldwide. Tai Chi for Health has been developed with the guidance of medical professionals around the world. Tai chi is an effective exercise for health of mind and body. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey. Although an art with great depth of knowledge and skill, it can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. Instructor: Eric Borreson Location: RecCenter, Charlton Room 150 N. Indiana Avenue, Kankakee Ages: 18 and over Fee: $35 Min/Max: 5/20 Date: Day: Time: Code: Jan. 6 – Feb. 24 Wed. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 141401-01 March 9 – April 27 Wed. 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. 141401-02
Get back to the basics of fitness with our new aerobics class. Come join this fun and energetic class with our certified personal and group trainer, Kim Cole. From beginner to advanced, this class will benefit everyone by utilizing typical step aerobics floor work, body toning, and cool downs. Make this commitment to yourself to ensure a successful New Year’s resolution. Instructor: Kim Cole Location: Civic Auditorium Ages: 18 and over Fee: $30 Min/Max: 4/20 Date: Day: Time: Code: Jan. 4 – Jan. 27 Mon.&Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 141211-01 Feb. 1 – Feb. 24 Mon.&Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 141211-02 Mar. 7 – Mar. 30 Mon.&Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 141211-03 April 4 – April 27 Mon.&Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 141211-04 May 2 – May 25 Mon.&Wed. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 141211-05
adult programs 15 Making the Most of Your Retirement Income
How are you going to manage your retirement savings to meet your income needs during your non-working years? Join us for a no-cost, no-obligation seminar and insurance sales presentation that will explain three retirement income-enhancing strategies, including tips on making the most of savings and investments during retirement. While there is no charge for this program, seating is limited and registration is required. Instructor: Country Financial Staff Location: RecCenter, Charlton Room, 150 N. Indiana Ave. Ages: 18 and over Fee: Free Min/Max: 4/30 Dates: Day: Time: Code: Jan. 14 Thurs. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 141703-01
Introduction to Digital Photography
Explore the basics of camera setting, exposure composition, and how to save all those digital files. This will be a hands-on experience, and everyone is required to bring their own camera. This class will also do critiques of participant’s work and have assignments to enhance the photography experience. Instructor: Brandon Stokes of the Kankakee Area Camera Club Location: Quarry Building Ages: 18 and over Fee: $40 Min/Max: 5/10
April 7 – May 12
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Pilates is a system of exercises designed to work your entire body as well as challenge your concentration. In this workshop we will first find our core. It is there! Once you can access those muscles, your workouts will become more effective, your posture better and your alignment safer. Next you will be taught a series of exercises that incorporate the Pilates principles of concentration, balance, flow, centering, and breath. Pilates is safe for all bodies, regardless of condition. No experience needed, under 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a yoga mat. Mats will be available to use if you do not have one. Instructor: Melissa Capitano Location: RecCenter, Charlton Room, 150 N. Indiana Ave. Ages: 12 and up Fees: $10 Min/Max: 5/12 Dates: Days: Time: Code: Feb. 13 Sat. 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. 141407-01
Ethical Wills Workshop
An ethical will or legacy letter is neither a legal nor a financial document, but an important part of your estate planning. Each participant will receive the workbook developed by Beth and the personal instruction to complete this process. Instructor: Beth LaMie Location: RecCenter, 150 N. Indiana Ave. Ages: 18 and over Fee: $50 Min/Max: 4/20 Dates: Day: Time: Code: March 8 – 29 Tues. 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. 151100-01
Women’s Self Defense
Confidence is gained through knowledge and training. Become more confident with this S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment Assault Rape Prevention) course. This four-hour course incorporates both classroom and physical training. This training is a must for all females, especially high school and college-bound girls. Under the age of 18 need parental consent. Instructor: ATA Black Belt Academy Staff Location: 1220 Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais Ages: 14 and over Fee: $50 Min/Max: 2/20
Jan. 10 March 6
Day: Sun. Sun.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Hula Hoop Fitness
Hooping is recognized as a fun and “hip” way to get active. This class is an introduction to hula hooping through stretches, exercises, and dance sequences. Join our Hoop Lover’s Certified Instructor for this low-impact and high-energy fitness revolution. From beginner to advanced, a hula hoop can help you meet your exercise goals and provide aerobic activity. Hoops will be provided please register in advance. Instructor: Dezeray Divit Location: Civic Auditorium Ages: 18+ Fee: $50 Min/Max: 5/15
Jan. 6 - 27 Feb. 10 – Mar. 2 Mar. 16 – Apr. 6 Apr. 20 – May 11
Wed. Wed. Wed. Wed.
7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m.
141300-01 141300-02 141300-03 141300-04
Gear up for the summer bike season with tips, tricks and advice for all things bicycle. Learn the rules of the road for bicyclists from our very own Certified Cycling Instructor. Are you thinking of purchasing a bicycle? Learn which bikes are available to fit your specific needs and style. Cycling is a great way to get back into shape if you’ve made that your New Year’s Resolution. Instructor: Deborah Renville Location: RecCenter, 150 N. Indiana Ave. Ages: Adults 18 and up Fees: $5 Min/Max: 4/20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to learn more about our amazing Kankakee area nature? Join Tom Kearney for a walk around the Vita Course, behind the Civic Auditorium, as he teaches all about our unique local flora and fauna. Learn how to use a compass, binoculars, and local leaf identification. This will be a fun, interactive and informative program. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and footwear as this will be a moderate walking tour. Min/Max: 4/20 Instructor: Tom Kearney from Earth Stewards Ages: 18 and up Location: Parking Lot of Civic Auditorium Fees: $10
Dates: May 22
Days: Time: Sun.
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
events 17 Visit Kankakee this Holiday Season with two back-to-back events. You can stop by both in the same trip they are less than one mile apart!
37th Annual Gallery of Trees at the Kankakee County Museum Enjoy an array of decorated trees of which this year’s theme is Films of the Holiday Season. There is sure to be plenty of Holiday spirit to thrill everyone of all ages. Ages: All Location: Kankakee County Museum Fee: $1 per person
Nov. 30 – Dec. 30 Mon. – Fri. Sat. – Sun. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 26
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
KIDS AR E FREE!
The Outdoor Show returns to our downtown RecCenter. This one-day event welcomes the public to a variety of outdoor vendors inside the heat-controlled gymnasium, with special expert presentations held on the second floor. Vendors displaying the latest gear and equipment will be on hand help get you ready for spring and summer. There will be food and beverages available.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 @ Legends Sportsplex, 70 Ken Hayes Dr, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
To be a Vendor at this event call 815.939.1311 ext. 711
ÜKids 12 and under are Free with a paid adult. Ages 13 and up are $5.00.
events 19 Take part in the Kankakee Valley Park District 5th Annual River Road Run. Join us for a community tradition this spring! Race day is Saturday, March 27 at 9 a.m.
Participants can enjoy a 5K Run and 5K Walk through the Riverfront Trail. Pre-registered participants will also receive a t-shirt. Overall male and female winners in the 5K run will receive a trophy, and medals will be awarded to the top two finishers in each age group of the 5K Run. Top 5 walkers will receive a medal. Kankakee Running Club members receive $2.00 off. Date: ................................................Sunday, March 27, 2016 Ages:.................................................................................... All Location: Centrue Bank Sports Complex River Road Park Fee: $20 by Mar. 5 / $23 on Race Day
(not guarantee to receive a shirt, early registration encouraged)
March 27, 2016
Easter arrives a little earlier this year. The Easter Bunny is already preparing lots of eggs filled with prizes. And there will be a golden egg hidden in each age group’s area. Bring your flashlights, baskets, friends, and cameras. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures after the hunt. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Ages: 0–12 Fee: Free Location: Governor Small Memorial Park (Meet behind Civic Auditorium)
March 19 Sat.
Registration Time: ........................................8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Race Start Time:.......................................................9:00 a.m.
Spring Fishing Derby ! y l r a tE arents ! P . n t t A imited L s i e c Spa
Kids have a private day of fishing in KVPD’s Bird Park Quarry stocked with trout one week before the event by Illinois Department of Natural Resources. All fish are catch and keep. The NIAA measures and records each catch. Prizes are awarded for the biggest catch by a girl and a boy. Bait will be provided. Participants should bring their own gear. Some poles may be available for loan. Refreshments will be served. Dress appropriately.
Saturday, April 2 8:00 a.m.– Noon. Bird Park Quarry FREE to boys and girls up to age 15. Prizes, refreshments, and fun. For more info contact Ron Jackson at 815-939-1311 x711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
river run dog park/campground The Kankakee Valley Park District is proud to offer a two acre dog park for owners and their dogs to enjoy. River Run Dog Park is a secure, fenced-in area where dogs can be unleashed to run freely.
2016 Permit Fees: $35.00 First Dog $20.00 Second Dog $15.00 Third Dog
Dog Park Permits
Applicants may register up to three dogs. Permits are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Owners must bring record of vaccinations and rabies shots when registering.
Dog Park Usage
Once a dog park permit is purchased, members can use the dog park year-round during park hours. The dog park may periodically be closed for restoration, mowing, maintenance, or due to weather conditions.
KVPD Public Campgrounds will re-open on May 27, 2016 until Oct 16, 2016. Make your reservations today! Location – KVPD Public Campgrounds are located only minutes away from the River Road Softball fields and the River Run Dog Park.
The Kankakee Valley Park District Campground offers 14 RV sites, to accommodate any size RV, and 13 sites for tent camping with a common dump station and water area. All RV sites have a 30-amp electric hookup, picnic table, and fire ring with grill, and are handicap accessible. Maximum two vehicles per site are allowed in the campground. RVs are allowed one RV and one additional vehicle. A new wilderness walking path has been added to allow campers to walk from the campground through the wilderness to the Kankakee River.
Fees: RV camping – $15/day
Tent camping – $8/day Parking at boat launch – $5/day • All reservations will be taken at the Kankakee Valley Park District office.
Available Week! Seven Days a Call for info.
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Rent the Newly Remodeled Charlton Room for your next gathering! Gym is available for your next event!
Monthly â€œOpen Gymâ€?Schedule for the RecCenter just log on to www.kvpd.com and click on monthly calendar.
ice valley centre ice arena
Winter Fest Saturday, January 16, 1:00 â€“ 4:00 p.m. 8.00 per person Free for ages 2 & Under Free for 65+ $
Skate with your favorite ice queen, Elsa! Crafts, Mini Skating Lessons, Public Skating, Skating Exhibition, and more! Did Someone Say . . .
Birthday Party, Field Trip or both? Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena says come on down!
If you would like to have a party at our award winning facility just call 815.939.1946 ext. 222
ice valley centre ice arena Did You KNOW . . . Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena is the home of the Kankakee Novas Women’s Hockey Team, Kankakee Coyotes Youth Hockey Club,
PUBLIC SKATE and CLUB SK8
Open to the public for patrons of all ages, Club SK8 features the sounds of the newest Top 40 music in a club like atmosphere. Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult ages 16 and up.
Public Skate Rates Children 11 and Under
Kankakee Irish High School Hockey Club &
Adults 12 and Up
the Glenwood Figure Skating Club?
Club SK8 11 and under Club SK8 12 and up
Public Skate Times Mon, Wed, Fri
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat and Sun
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – Club SK8
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ice Valley is a family fun zone as well as a competitive ice arena. It has several features to offer including a NHL- size rink, arcade, Breakaway Café concessions, and four private party/meeting rooms. The arena offers programming for advanced and beginning skaters alike, including: learn to skate, figure skating, introduction to hockey, drop-in-hockey, and freestyle ice sessions. The arena hosts several tournaments and special events throughout the year, these include: birthday parties, field trips, high school hockey, college hockey, an annual ice show, and much more! Our season runs September 8 through Sunday, May 8 for Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena.
The season for Ice Valley Centre ends May 8, 2016.
Schools on Ice
Get out of the classroom and on the ice! Geared towards preschools, daycares, camps, home schools and elementary through high school students, your students will learn the basic skills of skating during this fun-filled field trip! Each package includes a safety lesson with one of our highly qualified instructors. Package A also includes admission and skate rental for each skater, as well as a hot dog, chips, and one drink. Package B includes admission and skate rental for each skater, as well as chips and one drink per person. Package C includes admission and skate rental for each skater.
Ages: All ages Fee: P ackage A – $8.00/person
Package B – $6.00/person Package C – $4.00/person
Day: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
You can Learn to Skate! www.icevalleycentre.com
Learning to skate is easy and fun! Our classes are designed to keep students excited about learning from their very first class until they have reached their goals. The Learn to Skate program at Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena offers ice skating classes for the beginner, intermediate and advance skater, in both hockey and figure skating. From age 4 through adult, there is something for everyone! The program begins by introducing the fundamentals of ice skating. As skaters progress through the levels, more advanced skills are introduced, allowing skaters to specialize in an area of skating: free skating, dance, pairs and synchronized. Our instructors strictly adhere to the standards set forth by U.S. Figure Skating. Whether you are looking to just learn the basics, or skate competitively, the Learn to Skate program at Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena has something for you! All classes include skate rental and require skaters to register for a U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills membership ($13.50) at the time of their first registration.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Semi-private and private lessons are available for skaters of all ages and skating abilities. Semi-private and private lessons are available during public skate and freestyle ice times. Please contact Angie Pace-Tousignant for a list of available coaches and times at (815) 939-1946 ex. 235 or by email at email@example.com.
U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Membership
All skaters in the Learn to Skate program are required to register as a U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills membership once per season. Please register for class 165000-01 before registering for any skating class.
Little Blades 1-3 Students need a USFS Membership.
This unique and fun-filled class teaches the fundamentals of skating to children ages 4-5 years. Each week, skaters will learn basic balance and skating skills in a themed environment, including a Frozen week, Tot Olympics, and Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration! Skaters will develop the coordination and strength necessary to maneuver on the ice independently, while incorporating age-appropriate on-ice activities. All weekly classes are 45 minutes of instructional time. Skate rental included. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 4 – 5 year olds
Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Feb. 23 – April 5 Feb. 27 – April 9 April 12 – May 3 April 16 – May 7
Day: Tues. Sat. Tues. Sat. Tues. Sat.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
115006-01 $80.00 115006-02 $80.00 115006-03 $80.00 115006-04 $80.00 115006-05 $45.00 115006-06 $45.00
Advanced Little Blades Students need a USFS Membership.
For skaters ages 4-5 who have successfully passed all three levels of Little Blades. A perfect bridge program for youngsters before they enter the Basic levels. Advanced skills, including snowplow stops, backwards skating, and stroking, will be introduced. All weekly classes are 45 minutes of instructional time. Skate rental included. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 4 – 5 year olds
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Feb. 27 – April 9 April 16 – May 7
Day: Sat. Sat. Sat.
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
115008-01 115008-02 115008-03
$80.00 $80.00 $45.00
25 Fundamentals of Ice Skating (Basic and Freeskate Levels) Students need a USFS Membership. This U.S. Figure Skating program introduces the fundamental moves of ice skating and serves both the recreational and competitive skater. Our curriculum keeps skaters enthusiastic about learning, from the time they begin lessons, until the time they reach their goals. Upon completion of the Basic Levels, skaters will have a grasp on the sport, enabling them to advance to the more specialized area of skating: free skating, dance, pairs, and synchronized. Classes are 45 minutes of instructional time once per week and skate rental is included. Skaters are invited to join The Academy after the completion of Basic 3.
❑ Basic 1 Beginner skater! Basic skating skills such as falling down and standing up, gliding and swizzles will be introduced. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 12 years old --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Date: Day: Time: Code: Fee: Jan. 5 – Feb. 16.............................................................. Tues. Jan. 9 – Feb. 20.............................................................. Sat. Feb. 23 – April 5............................................................ Tues. Feb. 27 – April 9............................................................ Sat. April 12 – May 3............................................................ Tues. April 16 – May 7............................................................ Sat.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:00 – 10:45 am
125000-01 $80.00 125000-02 $80.00 125000-03 $80.00 125000-04 $80.00 125000-05 $45.00 125000-06 $45.00
❑ Basic 2 Second level, includes backward two foot glides, forward one foot glides and snowplow stops will be introduced. Ages: 6-12 years old -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Date: Day: Time: Code: Fee: Jan. 5 – Feb. 16............................................................ Tues. Jan. 9 – Feb. 20............................................................ Sat. Feb. 23 – April 5........................................................... Tues. Feb. 27 – April 9........................................................... Sat. April 12 – May 3.......................................................... Tues. April 16 – May 7.......................................................... Sat.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:45 – 11:30 am
125001-01 $80.00 125001-02 $80.00 125001-03 $80.00 125001-04 $80.00 125001-05 $45.00 125001-06 $45.00
❑ Basic 3/4 In this combined class, skills such as two foot spins, backward one foot glides, stroking & three turns introduced. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6-12 years old ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Date: Day: Time: Code: Fee: Jan. 5 – Feb. 16............................................................. Tues. Jan. 9 – Feb. 20............................................................. Sat. Feb. 23 – April 5........................................................... Tues. Feb. 27 – April 9........................................................... Sat. April 12 – May 3.......................................................... Tues. April 16 – May 7.......................................................... Sat.
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. 5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m.
125016-01 $80.00 125016-02 $80.00 125016-03 $80.00 125016-04 $80.00 125016-05 $45.00 125016-06 $45.00
❑ Basic 5/6 In this advanced skating class, skills such as bunny hops, spirals, lunges and one-foot spins will be introduced. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6-12 years old ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Date: Day: Time: Code: Fee: Jan. 9 – Feb. 20............................................................. Sat. Feb. 27 – April 9........................................................... Sat. April 16 – May 7.......................................................... Sat.
10:45-11:30 a.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m. 10:45-11:30 a.m.
125017-01 $80.00 125017-02 $80.00 125017-03 $45.00
❑ Advanced Basics For skaters in Basic 7 and up. Skating skills in these levels include beginning jumps, edge work and advanced spins. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6-12 years old --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Date: Day: Time: Code: Fee: Jan. 9 – Feb. 20............................................................. Sat. Feb. 27 – April 9........................................................... Sat. April 16 – May 7........................................................... Sat.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
125018-01 $80.00 125018-02 $80.00 125018-03 $45.00
Visit us online to register today at www.icevalleycentre.com
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Adult 1-6 Students need a USFS Membership. This program introduces the beginner adult skater to the basics of skating. As skaters advance, new and exciting skills such as jumps, spins, footwork and artistic elements will be introduced. This class also promotes physical fitness and improves balance and coordination while learning proper skating techniques. Divided into six levels, adult skaters will progress at an individual rate while being challenged and motivated. Instructor: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 13 years old and up Day: Sat. Fee: $80.00/ last session $45.00 Date:
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Feb. 27 – April 9 April 16 – May 7
Sat. Sat. Sat.
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
145000-01 145000-02 145000-03
The Academy Students need a USFS Membership.
The Academy is designed to teach skating skills at a faster pace in a small group environment. This seven week training program will provide skaters with a variety of on-ice skating instruction as well as the opportunity to develop further mastery of their skills by working in a semi-private or small group. The program will touch upon the following U.S. Figure Skating disciplines: Ice dancing, synchronized team skating, Artistry in Motion, jumps and spins, Moves in the Field, power skating, and the Basic Skills levels. This class is perfect for anyone wanting to perform in ice shows, compete, learn new disciplines in figure skating, or wanting to advance through the levels quicker. Academy Bronze is for skaters in Basic 4-8, Academy Silver is for skaters in Freeskate 1-4 and Academy Gold is for skaters in Freeskate 5-6 and beyond. Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 17 Fee: $120.00/ last session $80.00
Academy Jan. 5 – Feb. 18 Bronze Feb 23 – April 7 April 12 – May 5 Academy Jan. 5 – Feb. 18 Silver Feb 23 – April 7 April 12-May 5 Academy Jan. 7 – Feb. 20 Gold Feb 25 – April 9 April 14 – May 7
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Beginner Jumps and Spins Workshop
This hybrid class combines beginner jumping and spinning in figure skating and give skaters the opportunity to focus on the techniques in a group setting. Skaters will concentrate on beginner and single jumps as well as basic spins and their positions. This class is appropriate for skaters in Basic 3-8. Students need a USFS Membership. Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 17 Fee: $55.00/last session $30.00
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Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 Tues. 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. Feb. 23 – April 5 Tues. 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. April 12 – May 3 Tues. 5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
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Edge and Footwork Workshop
This class will focus on edge patterns, step sequences and footwork, as well as using these steps at different speeds and tempos. Perfect for competitive skaters! For skaters in Basic 8 and up. Students need a USFS Membership. Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 17 Fee: $55.00/last session $30.00
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Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Sat. Feb. 27 – April 9 Sat. April 16 – May 7 Sat.
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Power Circuit Training
This express workout on ice is an intense 20 minutes of power skating and circuit training for the advancing figure skater. This class focuses on correct skating strides and body movements, developing balance, power, agility, speed, and endurance, while participating in on-ice circuit training. Skaters are required to bring a water bottle. For skaters in Basic 4 and up. Students need a USFS Membership. Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6-17 Fee: $35.00/last session $20.00
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Sat. Feb. 27 – April 9 Sat. April 16 – May 7 Sat.
12:30 – 12:50 p.m. 12:30 – 12:50 p.m. 12:30 – 12:50 p.m.
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Off Ice Boot Camp
Oorah! Did you know off ice classes provide skaters the opportunity to improve upon additional aspects of skating: strength/core training and body awareness? The benefits of participating an off-ice program are far reaching. Figure skating is a sport that puts significant strength and flexibility demands on the body. The core strength and plyometric strength requirements of the sport are significant. By completing an off-ice training program, skaters will progress their on-ice skills at a faster pace and be able to handle the strength demands of jumping, spinning, and longer programs. Gym shoes, water bottle and towel are required for each class. Fee: $40.00/last session only $22.00 Instructors: Ice Valley Staff Ages: 6 – 17
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Feb. 27 – April 9 April 16 – May 7
Day: Sat. Sat. Sat.
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
2016 Ice Show!
Party packages start as low as $110.00 and can be customized to fit your needs. Dates: Sept. 3 – May 2015, Days: Fri., 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sat., 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sun., 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gold Medal Package
• Public Skate admission • Skate Rental (for guests without skates) • 1 hour private party room • You may bring your own decorations & cake! • Hot dog w/chips for each guest • Ice Cream Treat • 1 drink per person Cost per 10 guests: $150.00 ($15.00 for additional guests) Cost per 20 guests: $280.00 ($14.00 for additional guests)
125015-01 Silver Medal Package 125015-02 • Public Skate admission 125015-03 • Skate Rental (for guests without skates) • 1 hour private party room • You may bring your own decorations & cake! • Hot Pretzel with cheese • 1 drink per person Cost per 10 guests: $110.00 ($11.00 for additional guests) Cost per 20 guests: $200.00 ($10.00 for additional guests)
Bronze Medal Package
• Public Skate admission • Skate Rental (for guests without skates) Cost per 20 guests: $150.00 ($7.50 for additional guests)
Girl Scout or Boy Scout Badge Program
Earn your skating merit badge at Ice Valley Centre! Your Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts will fulfill the requirements in order to earn the skating badge. Troop/Scout Leaders may purchase their badge following the programs (badges are not provided).
Package A: $10.00/person • Skate admission and rental • 30 minute skating lesson and 30 minutes of free skating time • Zamboni tour and lesson on how it operates • 30 minute off ice lesson on skating and an activity • Hot Dog, soda and popcorn for each of your guests
Package B: $7.00/person • Skate admission and rental • 30 minute skating lesson and 30 minutes of free skating time • Zamboni tour and lesson on how it operates • 30 minute off ice lesson on skating and an activity • Soda and popcorn for each of your guests Package C: $5.00/person • Skate admission and rental • 30 minute skating lesson and 30 minutes of free skating time • Zamboni tour and lesson on how it operates • 30 minute off ice lesson on skating and an activity
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The Hockey Academy
Does your child want to play the sport of Hockey, but not sure if they are fully ready? Come join the Hockey Academy which will get you the necessary basic skills, but at a much faster pace than the ordinary hockey class. This training program will meet twice a week and will cover skating technique, puck handling skills and game situations, so that you will be ready for the big game at the end of the session! The required equipment for the class includes skates, stick and a certified helmet, which can be rented at our facility. Fee: 100/April Session $56
Date: Ages: 5 – 9
Jan. 4 – Feb. 20 Mon./Sat. 5-6 p.m. / 7:50 – 8:50 a.m. 125101-01 Feb. 22 – April 9 Mon./Sat. 5-6 p.m. / 7:50 – 8:50 a.m. 125101-02 April 11 – May 7 Mon./Sat. 5-6 p.m. /7:50 – 8:50 a.m. 125101-03
Ages 10 – 14
Jan. 4 – Feb. 20 Mon./Sat. 5-6 p.m./8:50 – 9:50 a.m. 135101-01 Feb. 22 – April 9 Mon./Sat. 5-6 p.m./8:50 – 9:50 a.m. 135101-02 April 11 – May 7 Mon./Sat. 5-6 p.m./8:50 – 9:50 a.m. 135101-03
Practice and Play
Practice and play is a class focusing on skill development by using station work and small area games. This class is geared for the more advanced youth player and will focus on skills such as advanced skating techniques, puck handling, and team play concepts. Must complete one session of The Hockey Academy, or have recommendation from an instructor before you can enroll in this class. Fee: $100/April Session $56 Ages: 5 – 9
Jan. 4 – Feb. 19 Mon./Fri. 6:10 – 7:10 p.m. 5:50 – 6:50 p.m. Feb. 22 – April 8 Mon./Fri. 6:10 – 7:10 p.m. 5:50 – 6:50 p.m. April 11 – May 6 Mon./Fri. 6:10 – 7:10 p.m. 5:50 – 6:50 p.m. Ages: 10 – 14 Jan. 4 – Feb. 19 Mon./Fri. 7:10 – 8:10 p.m. 6:50 – 7:50 p.m. Feb. 22 – Apr. 8 Mon./Fri. 7:10 – 8:10 p.m. 6:50 – 7:50 p.m. April 11 – May 6 Mon./Fri. 7:10 – 8:10 p.m. 6:50 – 7:50 p.m.
Try Hockey for FREE!
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Come try hockey for free! Ice Valley Centre will be hosting a Try Hockey For Free event sponsored by USA Hockey from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The recommended ages for this event are 5-9 years old. No skating experience is needed for this event. Ice Valley will provide skates, gloves, sticks, and jerseys for the first 30 participants. Skaters are asked to bring a bicycle helmet (or something equivalent). (Please call Andrew at (815)-939-1946 for more information). Ages: 5 – 9 years old Location: Ice Valley Centre Fee: Free Date: February 20, 2016 Day: Sat Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Adult Intro to Hockey
Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rookie to the game of hockey, this class is for you! In this class, we will focus on skill development for the beginner and skill progression for the seasoned players. We will focus on skating technique, puck handling skills, and team concepts throughout the session. So if you are looking to have a good time and want to develop your skills as a hockey player, Adult Intro is the class for you! Fee: 60/April Session $34 Ages: 18 and over
Jan. 8 – Feb. 19 Feb. 26 – April 8 April 15 – May 6
Fri. Fri. Fri.
10:10 – 11:10 p.m. 10:10 – 11:10 p.m. 10:10 – 11:10 p.m.
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Daddy and Me
This program is designed to introduce children ages 3 – 8, with little or no skating experience, to the fun and exciting game of hockey with their parents in a group setting. Parents and children will be able to enjoy bonding time while learning the necessary basic skills needed to play the game of hockey. This class will include 45 minutes of skill development and small area games used to make learning the game of hockey fun for all involved. The required equipment for this class would be skates, stick, and helmet (you’re own or our rentals). Fee: $120/April Session $72
Jan. 9 – Feb. 20 Feb. 27 – April 9 April 16 – May 7
Day: Time: Sat. Sat. Sat.
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
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Adult Hockey League
Ready to hit the ice again and show the other teams your moves? Ice Valley’s adult hockey league plays on Wednesday nights with each team playing ten regular season games, followed by a single elimination playoff that determines the champions. Get your team together, gear up and get ready to hit the ice. New to hockey and can’t find a team? Play on the KVPD drop-in team to get in on the action. All players must be a minimum of 18 years of age, and all players must register with USA Hockey in order to participate ($53 fee involved with the registration, does not go towards team registration). Players must have a confirmation number by the first game, no players will be allowed to play without his confirmation. NO EXCEPTIONS! Champion team will receive shirts. Fee: $2,000
Jan. 20 – April 20 Wed.
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 145201-01
Adult Drop-In Hockey
Come play some rat hockey! Drop-in will be limited to a maximum of 30 players and four goalies, NO EXCEPTIONS. Players must be a minimum of 18 years of age and are required to have full equipment, and sign a waiver at the beginning of each drop-in. This is a scrimmage style drop-in, no referees will be present, and players are encouraged to play for the spirit of the game. There must be a minimum of 5 people present within the first hour, or credit will be given. Fee: $10
Jan. 4 – May 2
8:15 – 10:15 p.m. (time subject to change)
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Kankakee Valley Park District Parks and Facilities 1. Strasma Park (Aroma Park) 2. Potowatomi Park (Aroma Park) 3. *Goselin Park* (Aroma Park) 4. Pearl Park (Aroma Park) 5. Railroad Bridge Park (Aroma Park) 6. Heil Estates Park 7. Heiland Road Park 8. Riverside Community Sports Park 9. LaVasseur Park (behind YMCA) 10. Bird Park 11. Knights of Columbus Fields (next to Riverside Hospital) 12. Veteran’s Fisherman’s Park 13. Old Fair Park 14. Schuyler Park
15. Washington Park – Skate Park 16. Alpiner Park (next to St. Mary’s Hosp.) 17. *Pioneer Park 18. Steven Hunter Park 19. Snow Memorial Park 20. Pine Park 21. Kraftdale Park 22. Skyline Park 23. Pierson Parkway 24. Cobb Park 25. Legion Park (Behind On the Rox) 26. *Governor Small Memorial Park 27. McBroom Park 28. *Jeffers Park
29. Kensington Park 30. *Beckman Park 31. Splash Valley Aquatic Park 32. R iver Road Softball Complex, KVPD Campground, River Run Dog Park, & Pirate Ship Park 33. Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena 34. *KVPD RecCenter (Old Armory) 35. R iverwood Park (Sun River Terrace) *Building available for rent.
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