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Winnetka

Park District

WONDER PLAY DISCOVER Winter

Special Events page 6

2014

FACILITY/PARK RENTALS page 24

OUTDOOR REFRIGERATED ICE page 28

WGC Indoor training page 46


Table of Contents

Programs & Events Table of Contents By Age All Ages

6 - 11 Years, continued

12 - 17 Years

Adults

Special Events:

General Recreation, Outdoor Nature & Youth Sports:

Special Events:

Special Events:

Candy Cane Lane........................... pg. 7 Holiday Sing.................................. pg. 7

Ice:

40th Annual Ice Show................... pg. 31 Christmas Day Skate...................... pg. 30 New Year’s Eve Fun Skate............... pg. 31 Skate with Santa............................ pg. 30 Turkey Day Skate............................ pg. 30 Winter Skating Exhibition............. pg. 30

Under 3 Special Events:

Santa’s Mailbox in Winnetka......... pg. 6 Winter Carnival.............................. pg. 8

Ice:

Tiny Tot Skating.............................. pg. 33

3- 5 Years Special Events:

Birthday Party Service.................... pg. 11 Daddy/Daughter Date Night.......... pg. 9 Gingerbread House Workshop ..... pg. 7 Holiday Camp................................ pg. 8 Magic............................................. pg. 12 Mother/Son Date Night................. pg. 9 Open Gym..................................... pg. 13 Santa’s Mailbox in Winnetka......... pg. 6 Winnetka’s Got Talent.................... pg. 9 Winter Carnival.............................. pg. 8

Platform Tennis:

Holiday Open Gym........................ pg. 13

Jr. Platform Tennis Tournament............. pg. 22 Middle School Paddle Madness............ pg. 22 Paddle Parties........................................ pg. 22 Youth Instructional Paddle.................... pg. 22

Ice:

Ice:

General Recreation & Youth Sports:

Birthday Parties on Ice................... pg. 31 Junior Hawks 1-3........................... pg. 36 Little Hawks................................... pg. 36 Mini Hawks 1-2............................. pg. 36 Tiny Tot Skating.............................. pg. 33 Tot 1-3 Skating............................... pg. 33 Winter Break Learn 2 Skate........... pg. 30 Youth 1-3 Skating.......................... pg. 33

Tennis:

Little Stars Tennis........................... pg. 40 Sparklers Tennis............................. pg. 40 Tennis Parties................................. pg. 37

Special Events:

Birthday Party Service............................ pg. 11 Chili Cook Off........................................ pg. 10 Daddy/Daughter Date Night.................. pg. 9 Dessert Bake Off.................................... pg. 10 Gingerbread House Workshop.............. pg. 7 Holiday Camp........................................ pg. 8 Leprechaun Leap................................... pg. 10 Mother/Son Date Night......................... pg. 9 Santa’s Mailbox in Winnetka................. pg. 6 Winnetka’s Got Talent.................... pg. 9 Winter Carnival.............................. pg. 8

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Basic 1-8 Skating................................... pg. 34 Birthday Parties on Ice........................... pg. 31 Free Skate 1- Advanced.......................... pg. 35 High Free Skate..................................... pg. 35 Ice Angels Syncho. Skating.................... pg. 35 Jump & Spin.......................................... pg. 35 Junior Hawks 1-3................................... pg. 36 Little Hawks........................................... pg. 36 Low Free Skate....................................... pg. 35 On/Off-Ice Axel Class.............................. pg. 35 Practice Ice............................................. pg. 35 Winnetka Figure Skating Club............... pg. 32 Winter Break Learn 2 Skate................... pg. 30

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Babysitting Class................................... pg. 12 Boys Breakdancing................................ pg. 14 Boys Pee-Wee Lacrosse.......................... pg. 19 Camping in the Cold............................. pg. 17 Cheer..................................................... pg. 14 Emergency Preparedness...................... pg. 17 Essential Knots...................................... pg. 17 Girls FUNdamentals Lacrosse................ pg. 19 Girls Hip Hop......................................... pg. 14 Girls in the Know .................................. pg. 12 Girls Softball ......................................... pg. 14 Girls Volleyball....................................... pg. 15 Holiday Open Gym................................ pg. 13 IGLA Girls Lacrosse................................. pg. 19 Intro to Hiking & Backpacking............... pg. 17 Log House Tour...................................... pg. 17 Magic..................................................... pg. 12 Mini Cheer............................................. pg. 14 Navigating w/GPS.................................. pg. 17 Navigating w/Maps & Compass............. pg. 17 Open Gym............................................. pg. 13 Scout Badge Program............................ pg. 16 Snowshoeing Open House.................... pg. 16 Team One Boys Lacrosse........................ pg. 18 Trevian Travel Lacrosse........................... pg. 18 Winter Hoops Camp.............................. pg. 15 Youth Archery......................................... pg. 14 Youth Sportsters.................................... pg. 15

Growing Stars I-II Tennis........................ pg. 40 Hot Shots Tennis.................................... pg. 41 Jr. Tennis Tournament Prep................... pg. 42 Jr. Winter Break Tennis Camps.............. pg. 42 Little Stars Tennis................................... pg. 40 Rising Stars I-III Tennis........................... pg. 40 Shooting Stars I-II Tennis....................... pg. 41 Super Stars I-II Tennis............................ pg. 41 Tennis Parties......................................... pg. 37 USTA Tennis Tournaments...................... pg. 37

Chili Cook Off................................ pg. 10 Dessert Bake Off............................ pg. 10 Leprechaun Leap........................... pg. 10 Winnetka’s Got Talent ................... pg. 9

General Recreation, Outdoor Nature & Youth Sports:

Babysitting Class........................... pg. 12 Boys Breakdancing........................ pg. 14 Camping in the Cold..................... pg. 17 Cheer................................................... pg. 14 Emergency Preparedness.............. pg. 17 Essential Knots.............................. pg. 17 Girls in the Know........................... pg. 12 Girls Softball.................................. pg. 14 Girls Volleyball............................... pg. 15 IGLA Girls Lacrosse........................ pg. 19 Intro to Hiking & Backpacking....... pg. 17 Log House Tour.............................. pg. 17 Middle School Ski Trip................... pg. 12 Magic............................................. pg. 12 Navigating w/GPS.......................... pg. 17 Navigating w/Maps & Compass..... pg. 17 Open Gym..................................... pg. 13 Scout Badge Program.................... pg. 16 Snowshoeing Open House............ pg. 16 Team One Boys Lacrosse................ pg. 18 Trevian Travel Lacrosse................... pg. 18 Winter Hoops Camp...................... pg. 15 Youth Archery................................. pg. 14

Platform Tennis:

Jr. Platform Tennis Tournament..... pg. 22 Middle School Paddle Madness.... pg. 22 Paddle Parties................................ pg. 22 Youth Instructional Paddle............ pg. 22

Ice:

Birthday Parties on Ice................... pg. 31 Free Skate 1 - Advanced................. pg. 35 High Free Skate............................. pg. 35 Ice Angels Syncho. Skating............ pg. 35 Jump & Spin.................................. pg. 35 Low Free Skate............................... pg. 35 On/Off-Ice Axel Class...................... pg. 35 Practice Ice..................................... pg. 35 Winnetka Figure Skating Club....... pg. 32 Winter Break Learn 2 Skate........... pg. 30

Tennis:

High School Drill & Play Tennis..... pg. 42 Jr. Tennis Tournament Prep........... pg. 42 Jr. Winter Break Tennis Camps...... pg. 42 Shooting Stars I-II Tennis............... pg. 41 Super Stars I-II Tennis.................... pg. 41 Tennis Parties................................. pg. 37 USTA Tennis Tournaments.............. pg. 37

Golf:

Jr. Elite Golf Travel Team................ pg. 48 Winter Jr. Golf Training.................. pg. 48

Golf:

Jr. Elite Golf Travel Team........................ pg. 48 Winter Jr. Golf Training.......................... pg. 48

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Chili Cook Off................................ pg. 10 Dessert Bake Off............................pg. 10 Gobble Bowl..................................pg. 6 Leprechaun Leap...........................pg. 10 Winnetka’s Got Talent....................pg. 9

General Recreation & Outdoor Nature:

CoRec Drop-In Volleyball...............pg. 13 Snowshoeing Open House............pg. 16

Platform Tennis:

Monday Night Men’s Paddle.........pg. 23 Open Adult Beginners Paddle.......pg. 23 Pos. & Strats. for Match Play...........pg. 21 Sunday Mixed Paddle Doubles.....pg. 23 Women’s Daytime Paddle.............pg. 21

Ice:

Adult Fitness Skate........................pg. 32 Adult Skating.................................pg. 32 Pond Hockey Championships........pg. 31 Winter Break Learn 2 Skate...........pg. 30

Tennis:

Adult Cardio Tennis........................pg. 44 Century Cup...................................pg. 37 Men’s Daytime Tennis...................pg. 44 Men’s Evening Tennis....................pg. 44 USTA Tennis Tournaments..............pg. 37 Women’s Daytime Tennis..............pg. 43 Women’s Evening Tennis...............pg. 44

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center Pages 37-44 General Information Pages 2-4, 24-27 & 49-52 (includes table of contents, staff & facilities, registration, facility and park rentals, wpd news, affiliates, park map and amenities, summer employment and outdoor ice)

Platform Tennis Facility Pages 20-23 Recreation Pages 12-19 Special Events Pages 6-11 Winnetka Golf Club Pages 45-48 Winnetka Ice Arena Pages 28-36


540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL 60093 Phone: Fax: Weather Line: E-Mail: Web Site:

(847) 501-2040 (847) 501-5779 (847) 446-0080 wpdinfo@winpark.org www.winpark.org

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm The Administrative Office will be closed on the following days: November 11, November 28-30, December 24 (half-day), December 25, December 31 (half-day), January 1 and February 17

Administrative Staff Dr. Terry G. Schwartz, Executive Director (847) 501-2070 tschwartz@winpark.org Bob Farmer, Chief Financial Officer (847) 501-2075 bfarmer@winpark.org Tom Gullen, Superintendent of Facilities (847) 501-2069 tgullen@winpark.org John Muno, Superintendent of Recreation (847) 501-2074 jmuno@winpark.org Robert Smith, Superintendent of Parks (847) 501-2052 rsmith@winpark.org Mary Cherveny, Communication/Marketing Manager (847) 501-2076 mcherveny@winpark.org Libby Baker, Administrative Assistant/Safety Manager (847) 501-2044 lbaker@winpark.org

Recreation Staff Toby Ross, Recreation Supervisor (847) 501-2071 tross@winpark.org Greg Sauber, Recreation Supervisor (847) 501-2045 gsauber@winpark.org John Shea, Recreation Supervisor (847) 501-2072 jshea@winpark.org

Business Staff Edna Alvord, Systems Administrator (847) 501-2064 ealvord@winpark.org Dynosha Moore, Staff Accountant (847) 501-4017 dmoore@winpark.org Britni Purnell, Benefits Administrator (847) 501-2048 bpurnell@winpark.org Margo Sorensen, Accounts Payable (847) 501-2047 msorensen@winpark.org

Board of Commissioners Brad McLane, President Ian Larkin, Vice President Teresa Claybrook, Commissioner Ed Harney, Commissioner Gerri Kahnweiler, Commissioner Richard Pierce, Commissioner John Thomas, Commissioner

Board Meetings

Park Board meetings are held on the 4th Thursdays of the month. These public meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Winnetka Park District Administrative Office, 540 Hibbard Road. Committee meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month. For the meeting schedule, please call (847)501-2040 or visit our web site, at www.winpark.org. More Board news information can be found in the middle section of this brochure.

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

Staff & Facilities

Winnetka Park District Administrative Offices

530 Hibbard Road

Phone: (847) 501-2065 Fax: (847) 501-3057 Tennis Shack: (847) 446-9780 Tim Schmidt, Manager (847) 501-2058 tschmidt@winpark.org Patrick Fragassi, Assistant Manager (847) 501-2066 pfragassi@winpark.org Alexander Shubny, Head Tennis Professional (847) 501-6135 ashubny@winpark.org

Winnetka Golf Club 1300 Oak Street

Phone: (847) 501-2050 ext. 0 Fax: (847) 501-2078 Cortney Miller, Head Golf Professional (847) 501-2073 cmiller@winpark.org Henry Michna, Golf Course Superintendent (847) 501-2056 hmichna@winpark.org Mark Anderson, Assistant Course Superintendent (847) 501-2056 manderson@winpark.org

Ice Arena/Platform Tennis 490 Hibbard Road

Phone: (847) 501-2060 Fax: (847) 501-3587 Paul Schwartz, Assistant Facility Manager (847) 501-2062 pschwartz@winpark.org Lara Kuechel, Program Manager (847) 501-2059 lkuechel@winpark.org Florence Erie Krieger, Figure Skating Director (847) 501-2060 fkrieger@winpark.org

Parks Service Center 1380 Willow Road

Phone: (847) 501-2052 Fax: (847) 441-5711 Costa Kutulas, Park Operation Supervisor (847) 501-2057 ckutulas@winpark.org Richard Schram, Landscape Architect (847) 501-2055 rschram@winpark.org

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Registration

Four Ways To Register @ WPD 2

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By Mail

By Fax

In-Person

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(see facility listing)

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Online @ www.winpark.org

Looking for a Winnetka Park District form? All program registration, membership/pass applications, boat launch/storage applications can be found at www.winpark.org (forms).

Register Today!

When you see a program or special event that interests you, sign up! Many of our programs are very popular, and waiting until the last minute may result in a full class, or insufficient enrollment or class cancellations. Please make sure to review registration deadlines and requirements for your particular area of interest, because they are often different depending on the activity and the facility.

How To Register

Fill out the appropriate registration form completely. Registration forms are available at all WPD facilities or online at www.winpark.org (forms). This would include all family information, activity information, payment information and waiver and release signature. Incomplete forms may delay processing your registration form. Our general registration form can be used for the entire family. Registration is accepted in-person, mail-in, by fax and on-line (unless otherwise indicated in the program/facility description). Payment can be submitted in the form of cash (in-person only), checks (made payable to the Winnetka Park District) or by Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center Registration In-Person/Mail-In: By Fax:

530 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL. 60093 (847) 501-3057 (credit card only)

See page 37 for registration dates and refund policy for the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center.

Winnetka Golf Club winter training registration begins upon receipt of the brochure.

The Winnetka Park District will cancel a class one week prior to its starting date if the minimum for that program has not been met. In order to avoid unnecessary cancellations, please sign up for your program early.

Winnetka Ice Arena/Platform Tennis Registration

Late Registration Fee

Winnetka Golf Club Registration In-Person/Mail-In: By Fax: On-Line:

1300 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL. 60093 (847) 501-2078 (credit card only) www.winnetkagolfclub.com (credit card only)

In-Person/Mail-In: 490 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL. 60093 By Fax: (847) 501-3587 (credit card only) On-Line: www.winpark.org (credit card only) See page 31 for registration dates and refund policy for the Winnetka Ice Arena. See page 21 for registration dates and refund policy for the Platform Tennis.

General Recreation & Athletic Programs

In-Person/Mail-In: 540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka, IL. 60093 By Fax: (847) 501-5779 (credit card only) On-Line: www.winpark.org (credit card only) See page 12 for registration dates for Recreation Programs.

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Program Cancellation Policy

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In order to form classes and teams, hire supervisors and coaches, and purchase sufficient supplies, the Winnetka Park District must know in advance how many people are registered. In an effort to discourage sign-ups on or after registration day, the Park District has instituted a late fee penalty. Registrations taken after the deadlines are subject to up to a $25 late fee.


The Winnetka Park District’s mission is to provide a balance of quality recreation and leisure opportunities, while protecting assets, natural resources and open space for the benefit of present and future generations.

Give The Gift Of Recreation

Winnetka Park District gift cards are now available. This card may be used at all Winnetka Park District facilities with the following exceptions: lakefront facilities and concession operations. This card never expires and is reloadable. For more information contact the Winnetka Park District at (847) 501-2040.

Lightning Prediction System in Parks

The Winnetka Park District utilizes the Thorguard Lightning Prediction System, providing a safe environment for patrons and neighbors. The system is designed to predict the likelihood of lightning before it occurs. The system operates from April through November, between 6 a.m.-10 p.m. at Skokie Playfield, Lloyd Beach and Nick Corwin Park. When conditions indicate a probable lightning occurrence, a horn sounds for 15 seconds and a strobe light turns on. It is recommended that you clear the area and seek shelter, keeping away from metal objects, until the all-clear signal is given. The all-clear signal is three short horn blasts as the strobe turns off. For more information, call (847) 501-2040.

General Information

Mission Statement

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Winnetka Park District is pleased to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination in the provision of services, programs or facilities to individuals with disabilities. The Winnetka Park District is currently working to better serve those with disabilities through facility accessibility and program inclusion. We are willing to provide reasonable accommodations or auxiliary aids to enable people with disabilities to participate effectively in any of our public meetings. Please allow us 48 hours advance notice to arrange for accommodation. We welcome comments or suggestions from individuals with disabilities or their representatives so that we may better plan and conduct Park District services to allow effective participation by people with disabilities.

Program Financial Assistance

Scholarships/financial assistance is available for residents. Forms are available at the front desk of all facilities or online at www.winpark.org (forms). For more information, contact Toby Ross at (847) 501-2071 or tross@winpark.org.

Lost & Found

All found articles will be kept for 30 days at the facility in which found with the exception of any park, beach or launch facility. Those items will be turned into the Administrative office. After 30-days articles will be disposed or become property of the Winnetka Park District. The complete policy (5.28) is available upon request.

If you would like more information on ADA and inclusion opportunities, please contact the Park District’s ADA Coordinator, Toby Ross at (847) 501-2071 or tross@winpark.org.

Discrimination Statement

Discrimination in the federally-assisted programs or activities of the Department of the Interior is prohibited. If you believe you have been discriminated against on the basis of your race, color, national origin, disability, sex, or age, please contact the National Park Service at: EEO Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW (Org Code 0008), Washington D.C. 20240.

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Special Events

NEW! Gobble Bowl 7 on 7 Flag Football Tournament

Saturday, November 23 • 10am to when games finish

Have a dying passion for football? Do you get together with friends every Sunday morning before the Bears kickoff at noon to play flag football? Bring your team to the first Gobble Bowl, double elimination flag football tournament, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Games will start at 10am on the new Skokie Playfield Turf Fields. Limit to 12 people on a team. For more information, contact John Shea at jshea@winpark.org Register by Monday November 18. Activity #: 331934-F Ages: 17 and up Location: Skokie Playfield Fee: $125 team res. / $135 team nr Min/Max: 6/15

Santa’s Mailbox in Winnetka!

Thursday November 21 - Thursday December 19 Southwest corner of Elm & Chestnut

Santa’s elves will sneak into Winnetka and drop off his mailbox on Thursday, November 21 and will pack it up and take it home to the North Pole on Thursday, December 19. Children can drop off their letters at Santa’s designated mailbox located in the southwest corner of Elm & Chestnut (near the Post Office). Santa will personally respond to all letters received during this time period (please include name(s) and a return address). The Santa’s Mailbox program is supported by our community partners, Blue Pearl, Marian Michael, Vose-Sanders Bootery and Winnetka Talk. A special thanks to the North Shore Art League for painting the new mailbox. Be sure to check it out.

Santa Claus is Coming . . . to Winnetka! Saturday, December 7 • 1:00-3:00 pm Hubbard Woods Park

In partnership with the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce Join the Winnetka Park District and the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce as we welcome Santa Claus to Hubbard Woods Park. Why fight for a mall parking spot when Santa will be just down the street? Warm up with some hot chocolate and get your picture taken with the big guy himself. There will be plenty of other enjoyable activities like a trackless train ride and cookie decorating to keep kids happy. This is also a perfect opportunity for your child to hand-deliver their thoughtful Santa letter to the man in charge. The Santa’s visit program is supported by our community partner, Marian Michael. Hot chocolate and bagels will be provided by our community partner, Once Upon A Bagel.

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NEW! Candy Cane Lane December 7-January 5 Hubbard Woods Park Lights start at 5pm every night

Do visions of sugar plums dance in your head during the holiday season? Starting the first weekend in December stop by Hubbard Woods Park and see it transformed into Candy Cane Lane. Bring the entire family to spread good tidings and holiday cheer, while walking down Candy Cane Lane. The park will be lit until the end of the holiday season.

Special Events

See pages 30-31 for Holiday Open Skate Events.

Gingerbread House Workshop Tuesday, December 17 • 5-6pm

Using a variety of sweets and candies, children can show their creativity and use their imaginations to design and decorate a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house. Parents are strongly encouraged to stay and form a team with their child to build a lasting holiday memory. Work on patterns or make a mess, it’s all up to you! Children may get messy, so please dress appropriately. Save the clean-up for us and enjoy some quality family time. Register by December 15. Activity #: 441546-G Ages: 4 - 9 years (younger children allowed with adult) Location: Community Room 540 Hibbard Rd. Fee: $25 res. / $30 nr Min/Max: 5/24

Holiday Sing

Monday, December 24 • 6pm sharp! Village Green

Join families, friends, and neighbors for the 18th annual Holiday Sing. Bring your singing voices and your own candles (or flashlights) and gather around the Village Green to sing everyone’s favorite holiday songs. This event lasts approximately 25 minutes. The Village Green is located on Maple Street, between Elm and Oak Streets.

Doing More Through Business Partnerships

Many of our low or no cost special events are partially underwritten in partnership with local businesses. To learn more contact Jenn Matuska, Community Relations/Partnership Coordinator at 847-501-2040 ext. 4065 or jmatuska@winpark.org. A complete list of our current partners/link is available at www.winpark. org (quick link partners program).

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Holiday Camp

December 26, 27, 30, 31 & January 2, 3 9:15am - 12:15pm

Home for the holidays? Add some fun to your winter break and join your friends at Holiday Camp. Kids will participate in entertaining activities including sports, games, arts & crafts, and much more! In addition, each Friday we will venture (weather permitting) over to the Winnetka Ice Arena for a morning of skating instruction and games on ice. Double up with a free afternoon session of Open Gym (see below) to round out an enjoyable day with the Park District. Staff will stay with children who will be attending Open Gym immediately following Holiday Camp. Be sure to bring a snack and a lunch. Call (847) 501-2040 for flex schedule availability and pricing. Activity #: 441500-H Ages: 4-10 Location: Skokie School Cafeteria & Gyms Fee: $90 res. / $120 nr

Stay For Holiday Open Gym See Page 13 For More Information.

Winter Carnival

Saturday, January 11 • 1pm-3pm Little Duke

New

Location - Little Duke!

Bring the whole family to the annual Winter Carnival and come celebrate the Park District’s brand new outdoor ice rink at the Winnetka Ice Arena! There will be lots of opportunities for fun with activities, games, entertainment, and of course skating (please bring your own skates if possible - there will be a VERY limited selection available)! Light refreshments will be provided. Adults will even have the opportunity to experience an entirely new winter sport during our the Snowshoeing Open House presented by L.L.Bean (more information on page 16).

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Mother/Son Date Night

Thursday, February 6 • 6pm - 8:15pm

Every girl deserves to be a princess, so treat one of the most special ladies in your life to an enchanted evening filled with dinner provided by the Grand, dancing, entertainment, special activities, and an ice cream bar. Along with a photograph to help commemorate this magical evening, all little ladies will leave with a goody bag. Fathers are greatly encouraged to wear their best and put on their dancing shoes for a night to remember.

Daddy/Daughter Date Night is supported in part by our community partner, Grins on Green Bay. Space is limited, so please register early. Registration deadline is February 4. Activity #: 441551-D & F (additional child) Ages: 4-10 Location: Skokie School Cafeteria & Gyms Fee: $60 res. / $15 (additional child) $70 nr / $20 (additional child)

Thursday, March 6 • 6pm - 8:15pm Part of Screen Break Week

What better way to get out of the house during ScreenBreak than by cutting loose with your special guy during a night packed with dinner provided by the Grand, dancing, entertainment, special activities, and an ice cream bar?! All couples will head home with a photograph along with a goody bag for each little leprechaun. It is strongly suggested that couples embrace the theme and don some green.

Special Events

Daddy/Daughter Date Night

Mother/Son Date Night is supported in part by our community partner, Grins on Green Bay. Space is limited, so please register early. Registration deadline is March 4. Activity #: 441552-M & S (additional child) Ages: 4-10 Location: Skokie School Cafeteria & Gyms Fee: $60 res. / $15 (additional child) $70 nr / $20 (additional child)

NEW! Winnetka’s Got Talent Saturday, February 22, 2014 • 12pm - 4pm

Attention Winnetka Residents! Do you have a hidden talent that you want to show the world? Okay, maybe not the world but at least the residents of Winnetka. Come test out your skills at the first Winnetka’s Got Talent. You will perform your talent in front of a live audience. There will be judges who will vote on the overall winner. Please submit a DVD, CD, or a Youtube clip of your hidden talent to John Shea at jshea@winpark.org, along with the entry fee by February 7, 2014. All ages are welcome, from a toddler who can sing like an angel to a dad band who gets together every Saturday morning to jam out. At least one member of the group must live in Winnetka. Space is limited, so please register early. Registration deadline is February 7, 2014. Activity #: 141957-X Ages: 3-99 Location: Skokie School Auditorium Fee: $15 per entry Min/Max: 10/25

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NEW! Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 12pm - 2pm

Has it been said that you make the best chili or your desserts are to die for? If this is you then please join us this year at the Leprechaun Leap for the first Chili Cook Off and Dessert Bake Off. There will be 3 mystery judges going around to vote for the overall best tasting chili and dessert. Prizes will be awarded to first, second ,and third places. Net proceeds will go to the North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). Every participant will receive a t-shirt. Participants of the Chili Cook Off must bring 1 gallon of chili, serving utensils, and crock pot to keep their chili warm. Electricity, tables, chairs, bowls, and spoons will be provided. Participants of the Dessert Bake Off must bring enough dessert to pass out at least 100 samples for judges and patrons to taste. Space is limited, so please register early. Registration deadline is March 3, 2014. Activity #: 141956-C (chili cook off) Activity #: 141957-B (dessert bake off) Ages: 10-99 Location: Lloyd Beach Fee: $15 res. / $30 nr Min/Max: 10/50

Leprechaun Leap

Saturday, March 15, 2014 • 12pm - 2pm

Cannot wait for the beach season to start? You are in luck! Bring your swimsuit, towels, sunglasses, sunscreen, and do not forget the hand warmers and blankets. That’s right, hand warmers and blankets. The average temperature of Lake Michigan in March is around 38 degrees. Think you are tough enough to withstand 38 degrees of cold water? Come test your bravery by taking a quick leap into the beast they call Lake Michigan. Everyone who takes the plunge will receive a Leprechaun Leap hoodie. After your daring journey into Lake Michigan enjoy corned beef, cabbage, Green River Soda, hot chocolate, and coffee around bon fires across the beach. Net proceeds will go to the North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). Registration deadline is March 3, 2014. Activity #: 141955-L Ages: 10-99 Location: Lloyd Beach Fee: $30 res. / $40 nr Min/Max: 20/50

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Need To Plan A Party?

Choose from a variety of themed parties listed below. All parties include: • 90 minutes of supervised games, activities and a craft. • Party room, tables/chairs, and set-up/clean up.

Have another idea that you don’t see listed? Contact Toby Ross at 847-501-2071 or tross@ winpark.org to see if we can accomodate your special request.

• Drinks, and a decorated cake from a local bakery. • Lots of fun!

Arts and Crafts

Children will create an art project based on the theme you choose for the party. The completed project makes a great party favor. When the kids are finished with the craft they will move to the gym for some fun and games.

Beach

Colorful, paper flower leis will be made at this party and they will make a great party favor. Leave your flip flops at home and wear your gym shoes for fun and beach themed games in the gym.

Dinosaur

Each child will make their own dinosaur craft and will play a variety of theme related games and activities in the gym. The party will end with a dinosaur egg hunt.

Knights & Princesses

Whether you are a knight in shining armor or a beautiful young princess, this party is sure to be a hit. Children will make and decorate knight shields and princess crowns to take home. After the craft, the kids will enjoy games and activities in the gym and end the party with a gold coin hunt.

Pirate

Ahoy mate! Climb aboard this party pirate ship and create a pirate flag and play pirate-related games and activities in the gym. Of course every pirate likes to find treasure so the party will end with a treasure hunt.

Reservations should be made at least three weeks in advance to ensure that the date you want is available. To book a party, please call (847) 501-2040. Party fees are $280 for residents and $320 for non residents, unless otherwise indicated.

Sports & Games

Most Popular Option

What is your favorite sport? We can play them all – basketball, floor hockey, soccer, you name it. Just let us know which ones you like and we will have a “ball”! Fee: $240 res. / $290 nr

Magic

Birthday Party Service

Let the staff of the Winnetka Park District do all the work!

Make your party unique, entertaining, and memorable with the incredible magic of Gary Kantor! You will see vanishing acts, card tricks, mind reading, and much more! All shows are interactive-your child will come up on stage and become a Junior Magician right before your eyes. There will be lots of audience participation and laughter. The show will last 30-45 minutes. Fee: $365 res. / $410 nr

Superhero

Do you love Spiderman, Batman or any superhero? If so, celebrate your birthday like a superhero. Pick your favorite superhero and we’ll do the rest! Activities include creating your own mask, sticker and tattoo fun and partaking in a scavenger hunt.

NEW Party Option! Girls Hip Hop/Boys Break Dance

Our dance-instruction birthday parties, led by Chicago Loves Dance, are sure to be a hit! Follow along to interactive dances such as Car Wash & Cha-Cha Slide, learn choreography to the newest pop/dance songs, join in on free style dance/breakdancing circles, and enjoy party games such as freeze dance, hula hoop contests, and more! The birthday guest of honor will be in the spotlight making sure to create an unforgettable day. Customization is more than welcome to your child’s preferred theme. Fee: $300 res. /$350 nr

Looking for other party alternatives?

Paddle Parties – Page 22 • Skating Parties – Page 31 • Tennis Parties – Page 37 847.501.2040

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General Recreation

Magic!

T.N.T. for Grades 5-8

T.N.T. (Teens of New Trier) is a new partnership between the Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield Park Districts to bring young North Shore teens exciting special events! Winnetka middle schoolers will have a chance to make friends from neighboring communities who may also attend New Trier High School. A minimum of 10 participants is required five business days before the event in order for it to run.

Cupcake Wars and Video Game Truck events are coming this spring. Look for more information in the Spring Brochure.

Activity # Date Time 431549-M1 Monday, December 9 5:00-5:55 pm 441549-M Tuesday, January 28 5:30-6:25 pm Ages: 5-12 Location: Community Room, 540 Hibbard Rd. Fee: $20 res. / $30 nr Instructor: Magic Team of Gary Kantor Min/Max: 5/25

Middle School Ski Trip

Students in grades 5-8 will hit the slopes at Wilmot Mountain. The trip will be held on Monday January 20. The trip includes transportation, adult supervision, and lift tickets. You may bring your own snowboard or skis or you can rent at Wilmot (see program fees below). Please register by Monday, January 13. If the minimum number is not met by this date, the trip will be cancelled. Parents will receive a link to an electronic waiver prior to the trip that must be filled out and returned in order for your student to attend. A free lesson is included for anyone who would like to participate. Activity # 441951-X 441951-Y 441951-Z

Package No Rental Ski Rental Snowboard Rental

Fee $70 $85 $85

Grades: 5th-8th Date: Monday, January 20 Time: 9:30 am-6:00 pm Depart/Return: Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Rd. Min/Max: 15/40

American Red Cross Babysitting Class

Would you know what to do if a child choked when you were babysitting? Would you know how to call 911 or how to handle a nosebleed? American Red Cross teaches all these things...and more! The course is designed to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe, and help children behave. In addition participants will learn about basic child care and basic first aid. Activity #: 441911-B Ages: 11-15 Date: Saturday, February 1 Time: 10:00 am-5:00 pm Location: Community Room 540 Hibbard Rd. Fee: $115 res. / $130 nr Min/Max: 10/12

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Learn fascinating tricks in this exciting class! Amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more! While the tricks may appear difficult, they are easy to learn and perform. All materials are provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and learn ageappropriate skills.

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Girls in the Know Mother/ Daughter Speaker Series

Through education and inspiration, the Girls in the Know Mother-Daughter Speaker Series provides a powerful solution to the challenges facing parents raising teens in today’s culture. The program delivers ways to connect and support mothers and daughters during these transitional and transformative years. Designed to educate and empower mothers and their pre-teen daughters who are between the ages of 9-12, the program runs as an interactive speaker series led by a group of female professionals, including a social worker, a nutritionist, a gynecologist, and a police officer. The speakers focus on issues such as promoting positive self-esteem, friendships, healthy body image, nutrition, cell phone and internet safety, puberty, and many other important topics that will encourage preteen girls to make positive choices as they mature into adulthood. Activity #: 441597-K Ages: 9-12 Date: Tuesday, January 7 & 14 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Location: Community Room, 540 Hibbard Rd. Fee: $160 res./$180 nr per couple $30 res. / $35 nr each add’l girl Min/Max: 15/22


Resident In-Person and Online registration begins at 8:30 am on Monday, November 18. Non-Resident In-Person and Online registration begins at 8:30 am on Monday, November 25. Refers to pages 6-19.

Recreation Refund Policy Refunds are issued in full, less a $10 service fee prior to the start of a program.

Holiday Open Gym

Practice your basketball skills or join in a pickup game or other activities at the holiday open gym. The gym will be supervised by a Winnetka Park District staff member. Ages: 4-10 Date: December 26-27, 30, January 1, 3, 4 Time: 12:30-2:30 pm Location: Skokie School Gym Fee: FREE

Make it a full day by signing up for Holiday Camp! See page 8 for more information.

No refunds are issued after the third class with the exception of illness, injury or a move.

Open Gyms

Recreation Registration Dates

Adult CoRec Drop-In Volleyball The Winnetka Park District is hosting CoRec Volleyball. Recreation teams will be formed weekly for volleyball play in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Players should have basic knowledge and skill of volleyball. “Pick-up� games will be played with no referees. Dates subject to cancellation. No class on Dec 24, 31 and Feb 18. Ages: 18+ Adults Dates: December 3-February 25 Day: Tuesday Time: 8:00-9:30 pm Location: Washburne Gym Fee: $5 per visit, punch cards available

Punch Cards Available!

Open Gym School Day Off

The gym will be open for play on these District 36 days off of school. Grab your friends and head over to practice your basketball skills or join in other activities. The gym will be supervised by a Winnetka Park District staff member. Grade K-3rd 4th-6th K-3rd 4th-6th

Date Monday, January 20 Monday, January 20 Monday, February 17 Monday, February 17

Time 10:00 am-12:00 pm 1:00-3:00 pm 10:00 am-12:00 pm 1:00-3:00 pm

Location: Skokie School Gym Fee: FREE

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Youth Sports

NEW! Girls Hip Hop and Boys Breakdancing Chicago Loves Dance is proud to bring the art of dance directly to the Winnetka Park District. Under the creative direction of skilled Chicago Loves Dance instructors, students will learn choreography to newest pop/dance songs, Chicago Loves Dance runs on the philosophy that dance should open your child’s creative abilities and be FUN! We pride ourselves on teaching the self-esteem and socialization needed in everyday life through the activity of dance and performance.

Youth Archery

Date: January 8-March 26 Location: Skokie Gyms Fee: $180 res. / $210 nr Min/Max: 8/25 Instructor: Chicago Loves Dance Activity # 441777-D 441774-B

Grade 1st-3rd grade girls 1st-3rd grade boys

Youth Archery will return this spring. Look for information in the Spring Brochure.

Date Time Wednesday 5:15-6:15 pm Wednesday 6:15-7:15 pm

Cheer/Mini Cheer

The Winnetka Park District is proud to offer Green Wave Cheerleading and Mini-Cheer for the winter season. Under the creative direction of Cindy Leske from Chicago Loves Dance, the cheerleaders and mini-cheer will cheer on the Green Wave Basketball teams on Sunday afternoons. Everyone will learn cheers and elementary tumbling over the season. There will be no programs November 26, December 24 and December 31. Cheerleaders that already have a uniform receive $25 off, if you already have accessories receive an additional $25 off, for a total savings of $50. To receive discounts please register in-person or by mail. Activity # 431739-M 431739-C

Level Mini Cheer (1st-3rd) Cheer (4th-8th)

Time 5:00-6:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm

Dates: November 19-March 11 Day: Tuesday Location: Skokie Gyms Fee: $275 res. / $300 nr

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Girls Softball

Look for Instructional Softball and Girls House League Softball information in the Spring Brochure and on our website at www.winpark.org. House league evaluations will be held mid March with the program starting after Spring Break.

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Girls Volleyball

This program is a great way for girls to learn the fundamental skills of volleyball and participate in informal scrimmages. Registration deadline is November 26, 2013. Registration late fee $10 No class December 22 & 29. Activity # 441767-B 441767-V

Time 4:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Grades: Girls: 4th-7th Dates: December 1-January 26 Day: Sunday Location: Washburne School Gym Fee: $90 res. / $105 nr Min/Max: 10/24

WPD Winter Hoops Camp

Want to keep your game fresh during Winter Break? Sign up for our Winnetka Park District basketball camp. This 2 hour class will keep you on the top of your game. Instructors will focus on the fundamentals through intensive drills and games. Participants should be ready for a fun, yet hard workout. Registration deadline is December 22, 2013. Activity #: 441720-B Ages: 8-12 Date: December 26, 27, 30, 31 and January 2, 3 Time: 4:00-6:00 pm Location: Washburne School Gym Fee: $150 res. / $175 nr Min/Max: 6/30 Instructor: GameFace Sports Chicago If you would like to sign up for one day, the fee is $30 for residents and $35 for non residents.

NEW! Young Sportsters

Does your child love sports? This class will give your child the opportunity to play sports in a fun, safe and well-supervised setting. Team sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball, floor hockey and more will be covered. We will also give participants a chance to be exposed to other sports such as dodgeball and volleyball. Group games will be included. Our goal is to teach boys and girls the enjoyment of playing for the sake of the sport itself. Registration deadline is January 4, 2014. Activity #: 441700-S Ages: 7-10 Date: January 10-February 21 Day: Friday Time: 5:00-6:00 pm Location: Skokie Gym Fee: $90 res. / $100 nr Min/Max: 10/30 Instructor: SportsKids, Inc.

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Outdoor Nature Programs

NEW! Snowshoeing Open House

Enjoy the outdoors this winter and discover the sport of snowshoeing by walking the Winnetka Golf Course in a whole new way! Whether you love to stride along nature trails or take all-day hikes on mountainous terrain, L.L.Bean has the snowshoeing activity for you. If you’re new to snowshoeing or looking to refine your skills, this open house will introduce residents to L.L.Bean’s staff, equipment, and the Snowshoeing Outdoor Discovery Course now located in Winnetka. No experience is necessary and everything you need will be provided. Come with questions, get some answers, and try out snowshoeing for yourself! Additional sessions will be held each weekend from December 1 through March 1 (weather dependent: minimum of six inches of snow required) through L.L.Bean. Call (847) 568-3600 for pricing and scheduling.

Scout Badge Program

The Winnetka Park District is proud to offer scout specific programming for Cub, Boy, and Girl Scout groups. If you need an outing for your next meeting or if you are just looking for a fun activity that is a little different, these short classes are designed to supply you with potential badge opportunities (for older troops some requirements) or simply enjoyable group activities. All programs are approximately one hour in length and cost $5 per scout, unless otherwise noted. Non-resident groups cost is $7 per scout. Troop leaders must be present at the time of the program and any leader:scout ratios must be maintained at all times (instructors do not count towards these ratios).

ARCHERY

This program will teach scouts about the general safety rules, techniques, and equipment used in archery. Scouts will learn about the parts of an arrow and recurve bow, different types of bows and arrows, and the basics of using a recurve bow. *Winter availability limited Fee: $15/per person | Time: 2 hours

CAMPING IN THE COLD

Ever wonder what you need to go camping and why you need it? This program will teach you what you need, why you need it, and how best to use it.

CHESS

Participants will learn the names of the pieces and will be exposed to the rules in this class where no prior knowledge is required. Kids will begin playing by the end of the class. Fee: $10/per person

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Learn the best and most important items to keep at the ready in the event of an emergency. We’ll help you get your ‘go-pack’ set and offer vital information about the keys to survival in the event you need to leave your home… or stay in!

Join Dr. Charles Shabica for an informative view of local ecosystems and sustainable shoreline environments along Lake Michigan or the Skokie Lagoons. Please select one location at a time.

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INTRO TO HIKING & BACKPACKING

This clinic will introduce would-be hikers and backpackers to the basics of hiking and backpacking. Topics covered will include recommended supplies, tips for packing properly, and safety tips when planning hikes.

LOG HOUSE TOUR

Explore winter life as a pioneer in 1850s Winnetka with costumed docents by visiting one of the oldest homes in Winnetka! The Schmidt-Burnham log house was built in 1837 which the Winnetka Historical Society owns and maintains.

NAVIGATING: MAP & COMPASS

Even in this high tech GPS era, nothing can replace the value of a paper map and compass. Learn the fundamentals of navigating using these timeless tools. Time: 1.5 hours

NAVIGATING: GPS

From phones to actual devices, GPS capabilities are ever present in our society. We will show you how to get started and learn the most useful functions so you’ll be ready for your next outdoor adventure.

READING

Join the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library to learn how to find materials using the on-line catalog, learn the difference between fiction and non-fiction, and let us help you with your “reading” badge. Call the Youth Services Department to schedule an appointment at (847) 446-7220. Fee: FREE Create and learn about simple and healthy snacks that can keep you energized. No cooking required! *Please inform us of any allergies.

CAMPING ESSENTIALS

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE – LAKE MICHIGAN OR SKOKIE LAGOONS

Learn and practice some of the most important and vital knots to scouts. These knots will be the foundation for many other knots.

SIMPLE SNACKS

Learn about the latest in equipment and gear for camping in the cold. Take the mystery out of enjoying a cold weather camping trip!

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During Winter Carnival (see page 8 for more information).

ESSENTIAL KNOTS

To schedule or inquire about a program for your troop, please contact Toby Ross by email at tross@winpark.org or by phone at (847) 501-2040. A two-week lead time or greater is required.

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Ages: 10 and up Dates: January 11 Day: Saturday Time: 1:00-3:00pm Location: Little Duke Fee: FREE

SKATING

The Winnetka Ice Arena is now pleased to offer Scout Troop skating lessons. Scouts can have the opportunity to earn credit or partial credit by participating in these custom designed classes. The class will include 15 minutes off-ice (safety discussions), 30 minutes of on-ice instruction, and a skate rental. Fee: $10 res. / $13 nr

VETERINARY MEDICINE

Spend some time learning about what goes into a check-up with a real DVM. She will discuss what it takes to become a veterinarian, what it is like to work with animals, and answer any questions.

YOGA

Learn the basics of yoga from a licensed instructor. Come enjoy stretching and getting healthy.

DESIGN-YOUR-OWN-ACTIVITY

Have another idea that you don’t see listed or are interested in having a class modified to fit your specific needs? Contact us to see if we can accommodate your special request.

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Sign up for one, or join us for all seven! This updated series of educational workshops, tailored for students in 2nd-5th grade, will introduce you to many of the basic concepts of useful and proper equipment, nature, and general outdoor education.

Ages: Location: Fee: Min/Max:

6.5-11 Community Room, 540 Hibbard Road $10 per workshop 4/8 per workshop

Camping in the Cold

Essential Knots

Learn about the latest in equipment and gear for camping in the cold. Take the mystery out of enjoying a cold weather camping trip! Topics include temperature ranges, layering, mummy sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents.

Learn and practice some of the most important and vital knots to scouts. These knots will be the foundation for many other knots. Knots include bow line, trucker’s hitch, clove hitch, figure eight, square, and a rolling hitch. Activity #: 441521-K Date: Monday, January 13 Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Activity #: 441521-C Date: Thursday, December 12 Time: 4:30-5:30pm

Navigating w/GPS

Log House Tour

From phones to actual devices, GPS capabilities are ever present in our society. We will show you how to get started and learn the most useful functions so you’ll be ready for your next outdoor adventure. Topics include waypoints and routes, bearing and distance, backtracking, and coordinates. Activity #: 441521-G Date: Wednesday, December 18 Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Intro to Hiking & Backpacking

Explore winter life as a pioneer in 1850s Winnetka with costumed docents by visiting one of the oldest homes in Winnetka! The Schmidt-Burnham log house was built in 1837 which the Winnetka Historical Society owns and maintains.

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Winter Nature Workshop Series

Activity #: 441521-L Date: Tuesday, January 28 Time: 3:45-5:00pm Location: Crow Island Woods Min/Max: 5/20

Navigating w/ Map & Compass

This clinic will introduce would-be hikers and backpackers to the basics of hiking and backpacking. Topics covered will include recommended supplies, tips for packing properly, and safety tips when planning hikes. We will work with a fully loaded pack for a three to five day through hike.

Even in this high tech GPS era, nothing can replace the value of a paper map and compass. Learn the fundamentals of navigating using these timeless tools. Topics include topographic symbols and contours, taking and plotting bearings, obstacles in your route, and downloading free topo maps.

Activity #: 441521-H Date: Monday, December 23 Time: 10:45-11:45am

Activity #: 441521-M Date: Monday, February 3 Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Emergency Preparedness Learn the best and most important items to keep at the ready in the event of an emergency. We’ll help you get your ‘go-pack’ set and offer vital information about the keys to survival in the event you need to leave your home… or stay in! Topics include food, water, radios, lights, and shelter. Activity #: 441521-E Date: Tuesday, January 7 Time: 4:15-5:15pm

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Lacrosse

Spring 2014 Trevian Nation Travel Team

The first 2 weeks of practice will be held at the brand new Glen Fields at Falcon Sports in March! Practicing indoor on the turf will help give the Trevian Nation Travel Team a leg up against the competition by starting earlier and with guaranteed indoor turf practices!

The Trevian Nation Travel Team is geared towards players with prior lacrosse experience and who make lacrosse their primary sport. Players will be challenged both mentally and physically.

The Trevian Nation Travel Team features coaches from the New Trier HS coaching staff as well as other professionals. Players that do not make a team this Spring will be placed in the House League. All players will receive a team tank, shorts and a shooting shirt. To register for tryouts, please go to www.t1lax.org.

For Spring 2014, teams will be offered at: U11 (9/1/02-8/31/04) U13 (9/1/00-8/31/02) U15 (9/1/98-8/31/00 – no High School players allowed) All age guidelines are strictly enforced because of your participation in the NSLC Spring league, you must sign up for the correct age group. Under US Lacrosse rules, players must register by BIRTH DATE and not by GRADE. Players who register outside of their age range will be moved to the appropriate division. Players on the Trevian Nation Travel Team will come together each week for three sessions: two practices and a skills day plus games on the weekends. The Trevian Nation Travel Team will compete in weekly league games and 2 tournaments (1 local and 1 regional).

Tryouts: Tryout Fee: Location:

December 1 $15 (Team fee: $750) The Glen Fields at Falcon Sports 3084 N Lake Terrace, Glenview

Activity #: 141748-G 141748-H 141748-I

Tryout Time: U11: 2:00-3:13 pm U13: 3:15-4:30 pm U15: 4:45-6:00 pm

Youth Team One Spring Lacrosse 2014 Park District League This spring, YTO will offer a volunteer-based boy’s lacrosse league, supervised by YTO Staff, for grades 2nd-8th. Teams will be limited to 20 players to ensure maximum participation and playing time. Games will be held each Sunday for six weeks (between 12-6 pm). The season will conclude with a Jamboree where each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games. There will not be any practices or games on Passover (4/14) Easter Sunday (4/20) or Memorial Day Weekend (5/25). Also, due to the logistical constraints of field availability, referee availability, player availability, etc. There will be no make-ups for cancelled games this spring. All players must provide their own equipment which includes Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Mouth Guard, Cleats and Stick. Hockey equipment can be used or rental equipment can be obtained through T.L. Fritts Sporting Goods (www.tlfritts.com).

Parent Information & Team Placement A Parent Informational Meeting will be held the week of March 3. Player Evaluations will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Glen Fields at Falcon Sports (3084 N Lake Terrace, Glenview) Bantam & Lightning, 3-3:30pm Juniors & Seniors, 3:30-4pm For more information regarding the Parent Informational Meeting and Player Evaluations, please visit t1lax.com. Parent volunteers (coaches and team support) are needed. Click on volunteer tab at t1lax. org. No lacrosse experience needed as training classes are available!

Registration deadline is March 1, 2014. Activity # Level 141746-C 2nd & 3rd / Bantam

Practice Days Tuesday Wednesday

Times 5:00-6:30 pm 6:30-8:00 pm

Location Washburne Reinsdorf

141746-D 4th & 5th / Lightning

Wednesday Saturday

6:30-8:00 pm 1:30-3:00 pm

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141746-E 6th & 7th / Juniors

Thursday Saturday

6:30-8:00 pm 3:00-4:30 pm

NT West TBA

141746-F 8th / Seniors

Tuesday Saturday

6:30-8:00 pm 4:30-6:00 pm

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The mission of Youth Team One (YTO) is to facilitate the growth of lacrosse in Illinois by providing entry and intermediate level opportunities to both players and coaches. Through a collaborative process with our communities, the YTO is committed to completely enhancing the manner in which lacrosse is played and coached in Illinois. This Spring, YTO invites Kindergartners - 1st graders to join us for a mix of development, games and fun through our Pee-Wee Clinics. Pee-Wee Clinics will emphasize individual skills and team concepts through competitions and games. Each Pee-Wee Clinic will conclude with structured game play. Due to the logistical constraints of field availability, referee availability, player availability, etc., there will be NO MAKEUPS for cancelled games this spring. Required Equipment: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Mouth Guard, Cleats and Stick (Hockey equipment can be used). Registration deadline is March 28, 2014 . Activity # 141744-A 141744-B

Time 4:00-5:15 pm 5:15-6:30 pm

Grades: Kindergarten-1st Dates: April 8 - May 27 Day: Tuesday Location: Little Duke Fee: $145 (includes team jersey) Max: 40 Instructor: Youth Team One Lacrosse Pee Wee jamboree will be on Sunday, June 1.

IGLA Girls Spring FUNdamentals Clinic

Ready to start lacrosse? Join IGLA this Spring for a weekly 1 hour clinic for the younger lacrosse player. These clinics are exclusively for 1st & 2nd grade girls that want to learn the FUNdamentals of lacrosse. The goals of this program are to introduce lacrosse and develop basic skills for our youngest players, using fun games and coaching techniques. IGLA will use soft balls so only a stick is required to play. A parent meeting will be held after the first clinic. After registering for this program please go to iglax.org to fill out a player information form. No class on May 24-27. Registration deadline is April 11, 2014. Each player will receive an IGLA T-Shirt. Activity # 141745-A Grades: 1st-2nd Dates: April 27 - June 1 Day: Sunday Time: 12:00-1:00 pm Location: TBD Fee: $100 Min/Max: 10/20 Instructor: Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

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Youth Team One Boys Pee-Wee Clinics

Be a part of a youth lacrosse league exclusively for girls from Chicago, north, northwest, west, and south. The emphasis of this program is to develop the girl within the sport of lacrosse. The goals of the programs are to understand the rules of lacrosse, develop teamwork, sportsmanship and foster personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. IGLA offers two levels of play within it’s spring league: Pink and Purple. Pink teams master the fundementals of lacrosse, and the Purple teams compete at a higher skill level. Every girls play! (Experienced players interested in the Purple level must attend a Skills Assessment session in January/February and will receive notification of their placement before registering.) All practices are 1.5 hours, once per week for the Pink and twice per week for the Purple. Games are held on Sunday afternoons within your division, with Purple requiring further travel as there are fewer teams at this level. Dates and more info for the Skills Placement can be found on iglax.org All practice location specifics can be found at iglax.org under “Community Page Index”. All players must have their own stick, goggles and a mouth guard for all practices and games. You can find more information on equipment at iglax.org (found under the “Get Ready to Play” tab). Registration is a two-step process: 1. Register and pay at Winnetka Park District. 2. Fill out the Player Information Form on iglax.org (under the “Registration” tab). We need parent volunteers (coaches and team support) click on volunteer tab at iglax.org - NO LACROSSE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Training classes available. Parent Information meeting will begin the week of April 1st. Details will be posted on iglax.org under the “volunteer” tab. FREE preseason clinic on April 6th 1-2:30pm, locations vary, Register for your most convenient location at iglax.org. No class on April 20, May 24-27. Registration deadline is March 1, 2014. Fee includes team jersey. Activity # 141747-C 141747-D 141747-E

Level Day Location Pink Level 1 (3rd-4th) TBD TBD Pink Level 2 (5th-6th) Pink Level 3 (7th-8th)

Fee $215 $215 $215

Purple Level 4 (5th-6th) Purple Level 5 (7th-8th)

$280 $280

Ages: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th - Pink 5th/6th, 7th/8th - Purple Dates: April 13 - June 8, 2014 Time: TBD Instructor: Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association

Volunteer Coaches Needed For Both Boys & Girls Lacrosse League. 847.501.2040

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Platform Tennis Facility

Located behind the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center A facility of the Winnetka Park District

Platform (or paddle) tennis is played outdoors in fall, winter and spring. The sport has many advantages: it’s easy to learn the skills, it’s great exercise, it’s a social sport, and it can be enjoyed by players of any age or ability. The Winnetka Park District operates one of the only public facilities in the Midwest. Our six courts are in top condition and are complemented by our state-of-the-art hut.

Hours of Operation

Available For Your Paddle Enjoyment . . .

Monday-Sunday: 8 am-10:30 pm Seven Days A Week During Season

• Group Instructional Program • Competitive Team Play through the Winnetka Platform Tennis Club for Men & Women • Open Court Rentals • Paddle Parties • Hut Rental • Private Paddle Lessons • Pro Shop

Court Reservations

All paddle reservations and program information are handled through the Winnetka Ice Arena. A credit card is required to reserve courts.

Professional Staff

Tom Gullen, Superintendent of Facilities (847) 501-2069 Paul Schwartz, Assistant Manager (847) 501-2062 Lara Kuechel, Program Manager (847) 501-2059 Greg O’Neil, Head Professional gregoneil@winnetkapaddle.com Alan Graham, Professional Staff agraham@winnetkapaddle.com Robert Stahl, Professional Staff rstahl@winnetkapaddle.com

WPTC members may reserve courts at no charge. Courts may be reserved by calling (847) 501-2060 from 9:00 am-6:00 pm, seven days a week or online at www.winpark.org or www.winnetkapaddle.com. Full WPTC members may reserve courts seven days in advance, Associate WPTC members 5 days in adance and non-members three days in advance. Courts cancelled within 48 hours of a reservation will be given a full refund. All other cancellations will be charged for court time. Fee:

$24 res. / $36 nr per hour $36 res. / $54 nr per 1.5 hours

Hold Your Next Event At The Paddle Hut! The Winnetka Park District’s paddle hut is a great place to spend a chilly winter night with friends. This popular facility opened to rave review. The hut can easily accommodate groups of up to 50 people. Parties can be arranged for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, and Saturday afternoons. The party includes the following: • • • •

Exclusive use of Hut & Four Courts from 7:00-11:00 pm

(additional fee for all courts) (other times may also be available)

Free use of Loaner Paddles Post Party Clean-Up Professional Instruction Available for an Additional Fee

Reservations Parties for the 2013-14 season may now be reserved. All parties must sign a contract for usage of the hut. All parties may be reserved by contacting Tom Gullen at (847) 501-2069, or tgullen@winpark.org.

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Fees:

WPTC Member: $275 Resident: $325 Non Resident: $400 Two Court Add-On Fee: $60

Cancellations Parties cancelled more than 45 days from the event will receive a full refund. Parties cancelled more than 30 days but less than 45 receive a 50% refund. Any party cancelled less that 30 days must be paid in full. Parties requiring extraordinary clean-up will be assessed a $75 fee.

Liquor Consumption Party hosts who will be serving alcoholic beverages must provide to the Winnetka Park District host liquor liability insurance in the amount of $2 million. This may be obtained through most homeowners insurance policies, or purchased through the Park District for $200.

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Whether you are a junior, novice or an accomplished player, our comprehensive instructional program offers something for everyone. Platform tennis is an easy to learn sport that will last a life time. Our staff of certified instructors will teach you the fundamentals or refine your game to a new level. Each session will include instruction in addition to play time so the students will have an opportunity to learn strategy. Most of all, it’s FUN!

Registration Information

Resident online and in-person registration begins Monday, November 18 at 9:00 am and beginning Monday, November 25 for non-residents. Registration is handled through Winnetka Ice Arena. Registration received prior to these dates will be processed at the end of the first applicable registration day. See page 4 for complete registration information. In an effort to provide the best instruction and experience for all, please register for the class that most appropriately fits your skills. The instructional staff reserves the right to move students to the correct level.

Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a $25 service fee. There are no refunds after the third class, unless for medical reasons.

Women’s Daytime Paddle Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn platform tennis but never had the chance? Are you wondering what exactly this sport of paddle is all about? Or, are you looking to refine your skills and take your game to a new level? We offer a full variety of daytime classes for all skill levels designed to help you improve and enjoy the game. Beginner: Brand new to racquet/paddle Advanced Beginner: Little or no racquet/paddle experience Intermediate: Some command of basic skills or racquet experience Level Beginner

Activity # 445021-W2

Date January 8-March 19

Day Time Wednesday 1-2:30 pm

Adv. Beginner

445022-F1

January 10-March 21

Friday 9-10:30 am

Intermediate Intermediate

445023-W1 445023-F2

January 8-March 19 January 10-March 21

Wednesday Friday

Fee:

$262 res. / $328 nr

Platform Tennis Facility

Instructional Platform Tennis

9-10:30 am 1-2:30 pm

Positioning & Strategies For Match Play

Focus is on building a stronger game. Activity #: Dates: Day: Time: Fee:

445071-W1 January 8-March 19 Wednesday 10:30 am-12 pm $262 res. / $328 nr

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Youth Instructional Paddle Program

You’re never too young to learn this “life-time” sport. It’s a great chance to enjoy the outdoors while meeting new friends and having fun! Grades 2nd-4th

Activity # 445031-W2

Date January 8-March 19

Day Wednesday

Time 4-5 pm

5th-6th

445032-T2

January 7-March 18

Tuesday

4-5 pm

7th-8th

445033-M2

January 6-March 17

Monday

3-4 pm

Fee:

$173 res. / $217 nr

Middle School Paddle Madness Winnetka PD Paddle Staff will lead the middle schoolers in play and then we’ll get together for pizza and pop afterwards. Activity #: 445062-F2 Grades: 5th-6th Date: Friday, February 7 Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Fee: $25 per person

Grade School Paddle Parties

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Why not try something completely different for your next party? Rent the Paddle Hut and courts and let the youngsters learn and enjoy the great sport of paddle. Contact Tom Gullen at (847) 501-2069 to reserve your date. Fee: $225 Available times are Saturdays from 2-5 pm and include 1/2 hour of instruction.

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Looking to spend some quality time with your spouse? Our mixed couples class is a great way to learn the finer points of the game while meeting other families for a session filled with instruction and open play time. Activity #: Dates: Day: Time: Fee:

445051-U2 January 5-March 16 Sunday 12:30-2:00 pm $341 res. / $426 nr

Open Adult Beginners

This beginner class is open to both men and women who have never played paddle or are interested in giving it another try. Activity #: Dates: Day: Time: Fee:

Monday Night Men’s Paddle

445052-U2 January 5-March 16 Sunday 2:00-3:30 pm $262 res. / $328 nr

A great way to learn the game, meet new friends, and improve paddle skills. Level Beg./Int. Advanced Dates: Fee:

Activity # 445011-M2 445013-M2

January 6-March 17 $262 res. / $328 nr

The Winnetka Platform Tennis Club

The Winnetka Platform Tennis Club (WPTC) works to promote and develop platform tennis in the community and serves over 300 members. The WPTC is the largest user of the Park District facility, accounting for over 80 percent of the court time used. Our programs range from social to competitive. There are men’s and women’s teams, tournaments, social functions, and mixed couple events. The WPTC encourages new members to get involved in these exciting programs. If there is a wait list for a new club membership, a Park District resident who expresses an interest in joining has priority over a non-resident. WPTC members are automatically members of the American Platform Tennis Association. Check the APTA website, www.platformtennis.org, and the North Shore Women’s Platform Tennis League (NSWPTL) at www.nspaddle@theramp.net. The website for Chicago Paddle Tennis Men and Women is www.reveregroup.com/paddle.

WPTC Contacts

Bill MacAdam, President.............................bmacadam@winnetkapaddle.com Greg O’Neil, Director of Platform Tennis...... gregoneil@winnetkapaddle.com Holly Kawula, Women’s Teams.........................hkawula@winnetkapaddle.com Bryan Foley, Men’s Teams...................................bfoley@winnetkapaddle.com Tom Wegert, Men’s Teams............................... twegert@winnetkapaddle.com Robert Stahl, Men’s Teams................................... rstahl@winnetkapaddle.com

Visit www.winnetkapaddle.com

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Time 7:00-8:30 pm 8:30-10 pm

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Sunday Mixed Doubles

Free Paddle Open Houses Hosted by the WPTC Friday, November 22 Friday, December 20 Friday, January 24 Friday, February 28 Adult Only Event 7:00-9:00 pm Paddle • Refreshments Friends • Fun

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Facility Rentals

Winnetka Park District

Administrative Office • 540 Hibbard Road (847) 501-2040

Community Room Rental

The community room is available for small gatherings and meetings for approximately 40 people. This is not a party room. Fee: $25 residents (per hour) $50 nr (per hour)

Maple Street Beach House (top floor rental only)

Maple Street & Elder Lane Beach House Rentals

View at Elder Lane Park

The Winnetka Park District rents out the Maple Street (max: 75) and Elder Lane (max: 25) beach houses for birthday parties and other gatherings from May 15 to October 15. Rental time must include your set-up and clean up time needs. Reservations for 2014 rentals begin January 2, 2014. For more information, call (847) 501-2040. Fee: $100 residents (for up to six hours) $200 nr (for up to 6 hours) $25 residents / $50 nr (per hour after six hours) Rental time must include your set-up and clean up time needs. A $100 resident / $200 nr rental deposit is requested to secure date and is separate from any fees required. Please Note: Renting a Beach House does not grant your party beach access.

2014 Group Park Permits

• • • • • •

Crow Island Woods Hubbard Woods Park Indian Hill Park Elder Lane Park Maple Street Park Tower Road Park

See Page 28 For

Outdoor Refrigerated

Private Party Rentals!

(max: 75) (max: 100) (max: 50) (max: 75) (max: 75) (max: 75)

Crow Island Woods

Patrons are required to obtain a park permit at the Winnetka Park District Administrative Office (application is also available online at www. winpark.org) for picnics when:

• 10 or more people will be attending • Alcohol will be present • Charging a fee to participate

All requests must be made at least one week in advance on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations for 2014 permits begin January 2, 2014. Fee: NC residents (all available parks) $50 nr (parks without shelters – Elder Lane, Maple Street & Tower Road Parks) $100 (parks with shelters – Crow Island Woods, Hubbard Woods & Indian Hill Parks) Rental time must include your set-up and clean up time needs. A $100 resident / $200 nr rental deposit is requested to secure date and is separate from any fees required.

Add A 6’ Propane Grill To Any Rental For $75

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530 Hibbard Road • (847) 301-2065

Tennis Shack Rental

Rent the beautifully renovated “Tennis Shack” for your next meeting or small gathering. Highlights include:

Tennis Shack

Tennis Center Lounge

• Kitchen Area • Flat Screen Television/Screen (with video/slide show capabilities) • Seating for 30

Fee: $75 Nielsen Member $100 residents (2 hours) / $125 nr (2 hours) $25 for each additional hour

Tennis Center Lounge Rental

Rent the new tennis center lounge for your next social gathering. 2 hour rental rate (each additional hour $50)

Facility Rentals

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

Fee: $150 Nielsen Member $200 resident / $300 nr

See Page 11 For Birthday Party Packages!

Paddle Hut/Platform Tennis Rental c/o Winnetka Ice Arena • 490 Hibbard Road (847) 501-2060

Paddle Hut Rental Paddle Hut

The Winnetka Park District’s paddle hut is a great place to spend a chilly winter night with friends. The hut can easily accommodate groups of up to 50 people. Parties can be arranged for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, and Saturday afternoons. The party includes the following: • Exclusive use of Hut & Four Courts from 7:00-11:00 pm (additional fee for all courts - other times may also be available) • Free use of Loaner Paddles • Post Party Clean-Up • Professional Instruction Available for an Additional Fee Fee: $275 WPTC Member $325 Residents / $400 nr $60 for two court add-on

Paddle Hut Interior

Cancellations Parties cancelled more than 45 days from the event will receive a full refund. Parties cancelled more than 30 days but less than 45 receive a 50% refund. Any party cancelled less than 30 days must be paid in full. Parties requiring extraordinary clean-up will be assessed a $75 fee. For more information contact Lara Kuechel at (847) 501-2060, or lkuechel@winpark.org.

Liquor Consumption - All Parks/Facilities

Party hosts who will be serving alcoholic beverages must provide to the Winnetka Park District host liquor liability insurance in the amount of $2 million. This may be obtained through most homeowners insurance policies, or purchased through the Park District for $200.

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WPD News

Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners Ed Harney, Teresa Claybrook, Vice President Ian Larkin, President Brad McLane, Gerri Kahnweiler, Richard Pierce and John Thomas

Park Board “Winter Picks”

Our Winter Wonderland of fun takes on new elements as the outdoor refrigerated ice rink and sled hill make their opening debut at the south end of Skokie Playfield (see page 28 for rink schedule). Additional outdoor skating opportunities (see back cover) or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing at the Winnetka Golf Club course (see page 46) are still in the mix, weather permitting. We hope your family takes advantage of these outdoor venues throughout the winter months. It’s a great way to share quality family time together. As plans were underway for this guide, some of the Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners chimed in with their “winter picks” or memories. . . President Brad McLane “I’m looking forward to some cold weather and snow so that our winter wonderland comes to life. Check out our new sled hill and outdoor ice, then warm up inside the Winnetka Ice Arena with Rachel’s croissants (not only at the train station anymore).” Vice President Ian Larkin “Chances are great that there will be a Larkin family member at every special event offered this winter. I personally look forward to a repeat performance at the Leprechaun Leap and I dare the rest of my fellow Commissioners to join me.” Commissioner Ed Harney “The change in seasons means paddle tennis. Crisp sunny days, cold winter nights, deft corner shot placement mixed in with a hard net shot to keep an opponent honest. Retire to the hut, enjoy the down time with good company.”

Executive Director Schwartz Retiring

During the past four years, the Winnetka Park District has been fortunate to be guided by the professional leadership of Executive Director, Dr. Terry G. Schwartz; whose retirement was recently announced effective at the end of 2013. He finishes off a long and illustrious parks and recreation career here.

During his tenure at the Winnetka Park District he has led the District through agency-wide Business Plans, current Strategic Plan, Gold LEED Certified Parks Service Center completion, Intergovernmental Cooperation Award with the Village of Winnetka through the Illinois Association of Park Districts (IAPD), Parks Service Center Outstanding Facility and Parks Award from the Illinois Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA), Conservation and Native Landscaping Award for Crow Island Restoration Project through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Chicago Wilderness, Dunbaugh Park Woodland restoration, Website redesign, IPRA/IAPD Distinguished Accredited Agency Award, Skokie Playfield Master Plan, Tennis shack renovations, Lloyd Park Erosion project, Village Green Playground renovation, Community-Wide Bikeway System Master Plan, Elder Lane Statue dedication, Northfield Park Playground renovations, Tennis Center renovations, Tennis Center/Administrative Offices parking lot reconfiguration and Skokie Playfield renovation project including

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“First snow of the season; head out to our new sled hill. Speed, form, and animated noises from all ages, the only rule being pick up your saucer and head back up.” Commissioner Gerri Kahnweiler “My favorite activity is snowshoeing on the golf course after a big snow. My walk is enhanced by using the Winnetka Golf Course Fauna and Flora booklet* developed by an Eagle Scout, Webbe Colley.” Commission John Thomas “One of winter’s great pleasures is bundling up on a cold and clear winter morning after some days of bad weather and going over to Elder Lane Park. There I can sit on a bench overlooking Lake Michigan and watch the ever moving spectacle. This is even more enjoyable when the Lake is frozen over and the surface looks sort of lunar.”

Thank you for participating in Winnetka Park District programs in the past. We invite you to continue to enjoy the vast array of recreation programs and events available to you this winter. This winter we offer popular favorites along with a great deal of new experiences for indoor and outdoor winter fun.

stormwater management, combination synthetic and natural turf field, new playground, plaza area and redesigned driving range completed with elevated target greens. It is fitting that Terry was recently inducted into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA). AAPRA is an organization of distinguished practitioners and scholars committed to the advancement of the park and recreation field. His induction took place this past October at the National Recreation and Park Congress held in Houston, Texas. “Terry’s retirement will leave a void within our organization, but his leadership has guided many fine professionals within our organization who are more than capable of carrying out the day-to-day operations with the level of service and quality that our residents have come to enjoy and expect,” said President McLane. Through the executive search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates the Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners will run a comprehensive search for the District’s new Executive Director.


By now you may have noticed we added more color to our seasonal program and facility guide. A great deal of that was intentional on our part, to help you, our customer, find your area of interest easier. We have used uniquely colored sidebars to distinguish the various areas including . . . A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

General Information

Platform Tennis

Recreation

Special Events

Winnetka Golf Club

Winnetka Ice Arena

Additionally we provided a more extensive index on page two of this guide in two different formats; one by area of interest and the other by age range, once again colored coded by area of interest.

Hubbard Wood Master Plan

The Winnetka Park District is conducting interviews and focus groups with the neighbors of Hubbard Woods and Community Stakeholders to assist with the development of a conceptual land use plan (Master Plan) for the park. Meetings began in October. Follow up meetings will take place in November and December to: • • • • • • •

Develop park concepts with resident and local business input. Work to interface the park design with Village master plans for the Hubbard Woods business district. Evaluate current and future programming potential. Determine ways to encourage the creation of a destination park for shoppers and visitors to increase foot traffic among local businesses in Hubbard Woods. Meet compliance requirements for ADA and CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission). Meet compliance with BOCA code (Building Officials & Code Administration). Assess potential public and private partnership initiatives.

In early 2014 a conceptual plan with financials will be presented to the Park Board and then to the community for review. Upon approval, this plan will be taken through the Village approval process. We anticipate this process concluding mid-summer 2014 which would include a final timeline for project completion.

Lakefront Master Plan

The Park District Board and staff will initiate a focus toward determining long-term solutions to the agency’s unique facilities along the lake which include the parks and beaches at the Tower Road Park, Lloyd Park, Maple Street Park, Elder Lane Park and Centennial Park. A Lakefront Park Master Plan is being initiated this winter. These parks are a significant hub of summer activity that include three swim beaches, boat launch/ sailing facility and a dog beach. As part of the District’s current strategic plan, this process began with the receipt of Request for Proposals (RFP) for master planning services from various interested firms. A review and interview process will determine the firm or firms who will be consigned to complete the work. The appointment will take place in December 2013. Important to the planning process is a public involvement process which is expected to step off with several community and users group meetings scheduled in February 2014 and continue through April 2014. District communication on this project will be available through the District’s website at www.winpark.org along with additional communication channels through our seasonal guides, Park Place newsletter and the media.

Thanks to 2013 Business Partners

During 2013 our business partners provided over $35,000 in financial contributions to offset the cost of many of our no or low cost community special events. Whether it is a special parent/ child moment, a daring “bucket list” experience or bringing the community together in celebration, the partnership program enhances the quality of life opportunities for all residents. 2013 Business Partners @ properties Athletico Autohaus on Edens Blue Pearl Animal Hospital BMO Harris Bank Carriage Hill Kennels City Kids Dental North Shore Edwards Florist First Bank and Trust Foss Swim School Green Bay Cycles Grins on Green Bay Higher Gear Illinois Bone and Joint Institute ING Financial Services John Cook MD Land Rover LL Bean Lululemon Loving Care Pet Services Marian Michael Muscle Maker Grill Northbrook Toyota/Scion North Shore Builders North Shore Community Bank and Trust North Shore Vascular Associates Scott Mullenbach/Raymond James Sears Fitness Flagship Store Stormy’s Tavern & Grille Stubstop T.L. Fritts Sporting Goods The Hudson Company Vose-Sanders Bootery Whole Foods Wilmette Pet Center Winnetka Animal Hospital Winnetka Current Winnetka Talk Winnetka-Glencoe Patch Winnetka Wine Shop

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What’s with the Color?

2014 partnership opportunities are now available. To learn more about our partnership program and how it works visit www.winpark.org (quick links, partner program) or contact Jenn Matuska, Community Relations/Partnership Coordinator at (847) 501-2040 ext. 4065 or jmatuska@winpark.org. winnetkaparkdistrict winnetkagolfclub winnetkaicearena winnetkaparks / winnetkagc winnetkaparkdistrict / cmillerwgc

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New Refrigerated Ice

NEW! Refrigerated Ice Rink at The Pond on the Green! Opening December 1 (weather permitting). If possible, we will attempt to open Thanksgiving weekend. Welcome to Winnetka’s new outdoor skating rink! The Pond on the Green is enjoying it’s 3rd season on the south side of the Winnetka Ice Arena and will now be refrigerated. That means when other outdoor rinks are unavailable due to the weather, we will still be able to provide ice even when temperatures reach into the 40’s. New this year will be full hockey boards and the capability to resurface the ice multiple times each day with our Zamboni. Additionally, all unstructured activities such as General Skating and Scrub Hockey will be FREE!! The goal of this facility is to remain primarily unstructured with daily dedicated times. Skaters may use the Winnetka Ice Arena lobby or dedicated locker rooms to change.

Daily Ice Schedule (Rink will close at 9:00pm)

Pond on the Green Rules •

The rink is unsupervised. Outdoor ice has imperfections. Like all sports and activities, ice skating can be dangerous. By visiting the rink you are acknowledging such and are skating at your own risk.

• Share the ice with others. • No games are permitted that will interfere in the use of the rink by others. • Helmets are required for all hockey skating. • No body checking or contact into the boards. • Keep puck on the playing surface. • Rental skates $6 (deposit required). • Report all incidents and accidents to the Ice Arena staff.

Please note that regular scheduled activities will not take place on the following dates: Saturday 1/11 12:30 pm-3:00 pm for Annual Winter Carnival Saturday 1/25 All day for Adult Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday 2/2 All day for Hockey Day in Winnetka

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Time

Activity

Mondays:

4:00-6:20 pm 6:30-8:00 pm 8:00-9:00 pm

Scrub Hockey Public Skating Old Boys and Girls Hockey

Tuesdays:

4:00-6:45 pm 7:00-9:00 pm

Scrub Hockey Rented for Programs

Wednesdays:

4:00-5:30 pm 5:30-6:45 pm 7:00-9:00 pm

Public Skating Rented for Programs Scrub Hockey

Thursdays:

4:00-7:00 pm 7:15-9:00 pm

Scrub Hockey Public Skating

Fridays:

4:00-7:00 pm 7:00 pm

“Share the Ice” Rink available for rent

Saturdays:

8:00-11:30 am 11:30 am-2:00 pm 2:00-4:30 pm 4:30-7:00 pm 7:00 pm

Rented for Programs Scrub Hockey “Share the Ice” Family Skating Rink available for rent

Sundays:

8:00-11:30 am 11:30 am-2:00 pm 2:00-3:30 3:45-6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Rink available for rent Scrub Hockey “Share the Ice” Family Skating Rink available for rent

If the rink is not rented in any available open time, it will be used for “Share the Ice”.

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Ice rental for the Pond is $175 hourly. Why not rent out the Pond for your next party? Package includes two hours of ice, use of a locker room. Please contact Paul Schwartz to inquire about rentals: pschwartz@ winpark.org or 501-2062. Fee: $295


A Facility of the Winnetka Park District The Winnetka Ice Arena, a facility of the Winnetka Park District, offers skating programs daily from September 2013-May 2014. Whether your preference is hockey, figure skating or recreational skating, the Ice Arena has something to offer. Programs are conducted by both Ice Arena staff professionals and affiliate organizations to provide a comprehensive program for the community.

Professional Staff

Tom Gullen, Superintendent of Facilities Paul Schwartz, Assistant Facility Manager Lara Kuechel, Program Manager Florence Erie Krieger, Figure Skating Director Telephone: (847) 501-2060

Winnetka Hockey Club Director D.J. LaVarre . . . (847) 446-9362

(847) 501-2069 (847) 501-2062 (847) 501-2059 (847) 501-2060

Fax: (847) 501-3587

We Welcome School & Community Groups

The Winnetka Ice Arena is available during the day for rental and skating at reduced rates. Contact the Ice Arena at (847) 501-2060 for time and fee information.

Winnetka Ice Arena

490 Hibbard Road

Public Skating

Through May 22, 2014 (* weekends through March 30) No Public Skating, November 28-December 1 Day Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday* Sunday*

Group Lessons

Time 10:45 am-12:15 pm 10:45 am-12:15 pm 3:30 pm-4:45 pm 10:45 am-12:15 pm 10:45 am-12:15 pm 1:40 pm-2:55 pm 1:20 pm-2:35 pm

Group lessons are a fun, challenging, and inexpensive way to learn or improve one’s skating skills. If your child can stand in skates without support, he or she is ready to learn to skate. Whether you are young or old, learn the right way to skate from professionals in a controlled and supervised situation. Skating offers a lifetime of enjoyment, as well as the built-in benefits of exercise.

Adult Fee: $6 Youth Fee: $5 (5 - 17 years) 5 & under are free per paid adult Prepaid Coupons 10 admissions - $35 30 admissions - $85

Private Lessons

Skate Rental $3 per session 10 Rental Punch Card - $20

Professional Ice Staff Bios Available Online at www.winpark.org (Ice Arena, General Info, Ice Pro Bios)

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If you are interested in one-on-one specialized attention or your schedule does not work with one of our group lessons, contact the Skating Director, Florence Erie Krieger, fkrieger@winpark. org, to arrange a private lesson with a member of our professional staff.

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Winter Events On Ice Wishbone Classic Youth Hockey Tournament

Skate with Santa

Sunday, December 15 • 1:20-2:35 pm Admission is FREE!

November 27 - December 1

This tournament attracts some of the finest youth teams from throughout the U.S. and Canada. Numerous teams have won national titles after competing at the Winnetka Ice Arena. Call the Winnetka Ice Arena for a schedule at (847) 501-2060.

Come to the Winnetka Ice Arena for a special skate with Santa. There is no charge for skate rental, but quantities are limited.

Turkey Day Skate

Thursday, November 28 • 10:30 am-2 pm Special Admission Price: $2

Burn off a few calories before Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a special skate day at the Winnetka Ice Arena. Please Note: Public skating is cancelled Friday-Sunday (Thanksgiving Weekend) due to Wishbone Tournament. Skate rental is $3, but quantities are limited.

Winter Skating Exhibition

Christmas Day Skate

Saturday, December 7 • 3 pm FREE Admission!

Tot thru Free Skate program participants will have a chance to demonstrate their skills in our Annual Winter Exhibition. Special performances by the Ice Angels Synchronized Skating Teams and the Winnetka Figure Skating Club.

Tuesday, December 25 • 12-2 pm Admission is FREE!

Take a break from all the day’s festivities and spend a relaxing hour or two skating at the Winnetka Ice Arena. Skate rental is $3, but quantities are limited.

FREE! Winter Break Learn 2 Skate

If you’ve thought of taking advantage of the wonderful, winter sport of ice skating, this is the opportunity for you! The Winnetka Ice Arena is offering FREE skating lessons designed for adults and children (4 and over) who have never had lessons before. Learn a few basic skills and safety tips to get you started. Please register in advance as space may be limited. The lesson includes rental skates and free public skating until 12:15 pm. Skaters will be divided by age. It is recommended that all skaters wear either a helmet or thick winter hat, gloves or mittens and figure skates. For further information contact the ice arena office at (847) 501-2060.

See page 8 for Holiday Camp Information!

Activity #: Date: Time:

Fridays will be spent at the Winnetka Ice Arena!

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Winter Events On Ice New Year’s Eve Fun Skate Tuesday, December 31 • 7-9 pm Admission is FREE!

Here’s your last opportunity in 2013 for the whole family to skate at the Winnetka Ice Arena. Warm up with cookies and cocoa afterwards. Skate rental is $3, but quantities are limited.

“Ice Spy” 40th Annual Winnetka Ice Show

The Winnetka Ice Arena’s 40th Annual Ice Show will take place May 2 (7 pm) & 3 (6 pm). Students wishing to participate in the Ice Show must be registered in the Winter and Spring Sessions. Please contact Florence Erie Krieger, Figure Skating Director for further details at (847) 501-2060.

Adult Pond Hockey Championships

Saturday, January 25 At the newly refrigerated Pond on the Green

Important! Registration Deadline Costume Order Day is Tuesday, January 14 from 4-6 pm. Our staff will be on hand to measure skaters for costumes and take your show registration. Costume orders deadline is January 17. Costume orders received past that date will be subject to availability and a $15 late charge, with no exceptions.

Teams of 5-6 players will take to the Pond on the Green and play hockey the way we did as kids. The action will be 3 on 3 and we’ll offer A, B, and C levels of play. Contact Tom Gullen at 847-501-2069 or tgullen@winpark.org for more information.

Rehearsals Begin: week of March 24 Dress Rehearsal: April 30

Birthday Parties on Ice

Looking for a fun alternative for your child’s party? We offer birthday parties during public sessions every Saturday and Sunday through March 30, 2014. Package includes up to 20 admissions, skate rental, decorations, beverages, pizzas, plates and utensils. Call the Winnetka Ice Arena office for more information. Fee:

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Winter Session Registration Information Returning Fall Student Registration Begins December 9 at 9 am Resident Registration Begins December 9 at 9 am Non Resident Registration Begins December 11 at 9 am (see page 4 for complete details) • Register for 2 or more classes per student, per session and receive a 10% discount. (mail-in or in-person registration only) • Families registering 3 or more children receive 5% off the total per session. (mail-in or in-person registration only) • NR registration received prior to the above dates will be processed at the end of the first applicable registration day. • Students registered in classes are given pre-registration privileges for subsequent sessions. • Registration after the 2nd class of a new session must have the approval of Ice Arena management. It is not our policy to pro rate for missed classes, however we do allow two make-up classes per session. • A $10 service fee will be charged for refunds. There are no refunds after the second class, unless for medical reasons. • Classes may be combined or cancelled at the discretion of Winnetka Ice Arena management depending on class enrollment.

Welcome to Winnetka Figure Skating

The Winnetka Ice Arena utilizes the Basic Skills program endorsed by United States Figure Skating for participants in our Learn to Skate and Free Skate classes. It is a fun, challenging and rewarding program that will enable beginning skaters of all ages and abilities to learn the fundamentals of the sport and begin a lifetime commitment to health and wellness. Should you have a question about your child’s placement or our curriculum, please contact Forence Erie Krieger, Figure Skating Director at (847) 501-2060 or fkrieger@winpark.org. Safety Notes: All children wearing hockey skates must wear a hockey helmet. All beginner level skaters should wear a knit hat or helmet and gloves or mittens.

Winter Session • 9 Weeks • January 6 - March 7 Class Make-Up Policy Only two make-ups are allowed per session. Class make-ups will not be permitted during the first week of a new session or during evaluation week. Skaters must complete a make-up form, prior to class. Forms available at the Ice Arena office.

Adult Skating 18 years & older

No experience necessary, beginner through advanced levels welcome. Learn the basics to enjoy recreational skating or develop a solid foundation for learning more advanced skills. Activity #: 443040-T1 Day: Tuesday Time: 10-10:45 am Fee: $119 res. / $149 nr

(Prerequisite: Strong forward skating skills.) Get a great workout on the ice while you improve your skills! Activity #: 443040-W1 Day: Wednesday Time: 10-10:45 am Fee: $119 res. / $149 nr

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The mission of the Winnetka Figure Skating Club is to provide a recreational skating club that will promote the sport of figure skating and foster social interaction between all ages and levels of skaters. Through the enjoyment and skills of skating we plan to provide the community with a club that will facilitate a safe and fun environment at the ice arena, where new friendships and a sense of support for one another will be encouraged! All Memberships Include: • Opportunity to have fun and make new friends • WFSC Team Fleece • Receive 10% off Learn To Skate Classes • Receive 20% off morning freestyle ice coupon books • Attend our FREE Friday Night Skates exclusively for WFSC Members: one hour of skating followed by social events such as pizza parties, platform tennis, etc. • Exhibitions • Receive regular email updates on events and announcements • Special Seminars and events $85 membership renewal includes WFSC apparel $110 introductory membership includes a WFSC fleece jacket

Adult Fitness Skate 18 years & older

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For more information, contact Florence Erie Krieger at (847) 501-2060 or fkrieger@winpark.org.


Youth 1

4.5 - 5.5 years

No prior skating experience or instruction required. Falling, standing and basic gliding maneuvers are taught through games and rhymes. Activity # 443004-W2 443004-W3 443004-R1 443004-R2

Youth 2 Tiny Tots

2.5 - 3.5 years

Tot 1

Day Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Time 9:40-10:10 am 12:30-1:00 pm 9:40-10:10 am

Time 1:15-1:45 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 10:15-10:45 am 3:15-3:45 pm

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

4.5 - 5.5 years

(Prerequisite: Tot/Youth 1) Beginning one-foot glides, forward skating and stopping are introduced.

New class for our youngest skaters! No prior experience necessary. On and off ice instruction helps build confidence. Learning the basics is encouraged through fun and games. Activity # 443061-T1 443061-W2 443061-R1

Day Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

Activity # 443005-W2 443005-W3 443005-R1 443005-R2

Day Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday

Time 1:15-1:45 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 10:15-10:45 am 3:15-3:45 pm

Youth 3

4.5 - 5.5 years

Activity # 443006-W2 443006-W3 443006-R1 443006-R2

Day Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

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Winter Session • 9 Weeks • January 6 - March 7

3.5 - 4.5 years

No prior skating experience or instruction required. Falling, standing and basic gliding maneuvers are taught through games and rhymes. Activity # 443001-M2 443001-T1 443001-W2 443001-R1

Tot 2

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Time 2:30-3 pm 9:40-10:10 am 12:30-1 pm 9:40-10:10 am

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

3.5 - 4.5 years

(Prerequisite: Tot 1) Beginning one-foot glides, forward skating and stopping are introduced. Activity # 443002-M2 443002-T1 443002-W2 443002-R1

Tot 3

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Time 2:30-3 pm 9:40-10:10 am 12:30-1 pm 9:40-10:10 am

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

Advanced Youth

3.5 - 4.5 years

(Prerequisite: Tot 2 or Teacher’s Recommendation) Forward stroking, backward swizzles, one-foot glides and snowplow stops are the focus. Activity # 443003-M2 443003-T1 443003-W2 443003-R1

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

(Prerequisite: Tot/Youth 2 or Teacher’s Recommendation) Forward stroking, backward swizzles, one-foot glides and snowplow stops are the focus.

Time 2:30-3 pm 9:40-10:10 am 12:30-1 pm 9:40-10:10 am

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

Time 1:15-1:45 pm 3:30-4:00 pm 10:15-10:45 am 3:15-3:45 pm

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

4.5 - 5.5 years

(Prerequisite: Tot/Youth 3 or Teacher’s Recommendation) Bridges to Basic Skills levels. Edges on circles, crossovers, beginning 3-turns and backwards stroking are taught. Activity # Day Time Res./NR Fee 443007-W2 Wednesday 1:15-1:45 pm $95/$119 443007-W3 Wednesday 3:30-4:00 pm $95/$119 443007-R1 Thursday 10:15-10:45 am $95/$119 443007-R2 Thursday 3:15-3:45 pm $95/$119

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The “Basic Skills” are the fundamentals of the sport. These eight levels of the program introduce the fundamental moves: forward skating, backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers, three turns and mohawks. Upon completion of the Basic 1-8 levels, skaters will have the basic knowledge of the sport, enabling them to advance to more specialized areas of skating.

Basic 1 5.5 years & older

No prior experience required. Falling, marching, gliding, forward swizzles and stopping are taught. Ratio 7:1. Activity # 443011-M2 443011-T2 443011-R2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday

Time 3:45-4:30 pm 4:55-5:40 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 1 - Advanced 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Basic 1 or teacher’s recommendation) Two foot glides, adv. forward swizzles, beginning backwards swizzles and snowplow stops are taught. Ratio 7:1. Activity # 443111-M2 443111-T2 443111-R2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday

Time 3:45-4:30 pm 4:55-5:40 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 2 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Youth 2 or Basic 1) One-foot glides, 2 foot turns, backward swizzles and pumps are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443012-M2 443012-T2 443012-R2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday

Time 3:45-4:30 pm 4:55-5:40 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 3 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Youth 3 or Basic 2) Forward crossovers, forward stroking and backward swizzles are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443013-M2 443013-T2 443013-R2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday

Time 3:45-4:30 pm 4:55-5:40 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 4 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Youth Advanced or Basic 3) Outside and inside edges on a circle, crossovers, forward outside 3-turns and backward stroking are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443014-M2 443014-T2 443014-R2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday

Time 3:45-4:30 pm 4:55-5:40 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 4 - Advanced 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Basic 4 or teacher’s recommendation) Advanced forward edges and crossovers on circles, outside 3 turns and backward stroking are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443114-M2 443114-T2 443114-R2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday

Time 3:45-4:30 pm 4:55-5:40 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 5 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Basic 4 ) Backward edges on a circle, backward crossovers, beginning 1 foot spin, hockey stops and side toe hops are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443015-M2 443015-T2

Day Monday Tuesday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm 4:55-5:40 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 6 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Basic 5) Forward inside 3-turns, backward to forward 2-foot turns, t-stops, bunny hops, forward spirals and lunges are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443016-M2 443016-T2

Day Monday Tuesday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm 4:55-5:40 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 7 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Basic 6) Mohawks, outside edges, ballet jumps, landing positions and pivots are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443017-M2 443017-R2

Day Monday Thursday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160

Basic 8 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Basic 7) Three turns on a circle, combination maneuvers, 1 foot spins, waltz jumps and mazurkas are taught. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443018-M2 443018-R2

Day Monday Thursday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm

Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160

Winter Session 9 Weeks • January 6 - March 7

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High Free Skate

6 years & older

(Prerequisite: FS6 and above) Combines instruction and practice, with focus on Freestyle skill refinement and Moves in the Field as well as competition/test preparation. Activity # 443065-F1

Day Friday

Low Free Skate

Time 6:00-7:00 am

Day Friday

6 years & older

Time 7:00-8:00 am

Res./NR Fee $158/$196

Skaters are always excited to graduate from the Basics to Free Skate levels. Each Free Skate is divided into four sections: Moves in the Field, Footwork, Jumps and Spins. The Free Skate Levels are designed to give skaters a strong, well-rounded foundation on which to build their skills. The prerequisite for all Free Skate levels is a Winnetka skating professional’s recommendation. Skater’s who have passed a test at another facility must re-test the program portion of the test for a Winnetka FS professional before being placed in an appropriate Winnetka Skating School level. Tests may be arranged with the Skating Director. Skaters must come dressed in appropriate skating attire for all classes (i.e skating dresses, tights, leggings) and hair should be pulled away from the face. The Free Skate curriculum is based on the USFS standards and is available in the Ice Arena office. Activity # 443021-M2 443021-R2 443022-M2 443022-R2 443023-W2 443023-R2 443024-W2 443025-W2 443026-W2 443027-W2

Day Monday Thursday Monday Thursday Wednesday Thursday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday

Fee:

$128 res. / $160 nr

Time 4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 4:00-4:45 pm 4:30-5:15 pm 4:00-4:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm 4:00-4:45 pm

Practice Ice

(Recommended for skaters in Basic 7 and above) Practice ice available! Start the day with some exercise and take advantage of the opportunity to improve your skills. Private lessons are available during these sessions. Days M/W/F Tues. & Thurs.

On/Off-Ice Axel Class (Prerequisite: Enrolled in FS 4 and up) If you are looking to get back in jumping shape, just learning your axel or are perfecting your technique, this class if for you. This on/off-ice class concentrates on all of the elements that make a great jump. Activity # Day Time Res./NR Fee 443063-M2 Monday 3:45-4:30 pm $119/$149

Jump & Spin

Free Skate 6 years & older

Level Free Skate 1 Free Skate 1 Free Skate 2 Free Skate 2 Free Skate 3 Free Skate 3 Free Skate 4 Free Skate 5 Free Skate 6 Adv Free Skate

Includes all public, freestyle and dance sessions through May 2014. Cost is $525. Stop by the Ice Arena office for more details.

6 years & older

Res./NR Fee $158/$196

(Prerequisite: Basic 7 through FS 5) Combines instruction and practice with an introduction to the USFS test and competition structure, Moves in the Field and Freestyle skills. Activity # 443064-F1

All Inclusive Season Pass

Time 6:00-8:50 am 7:45-8:45 am

Teens and adults are welcome! (Prerequisite: Enrolled in Basic 7 and FS) Class focus is on creativity, enhancing technique and putting skills into practice.

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Friday Morning Figure Skating Clinics

Activity # Day Time Res./NR Fee 443062-M2 Monday 3:45-4:30 pm $119/$149

Ice Angels Synchronized Skating Ages 6 through Teens

Prerequisite: Skaters must be enrolled in Basic 5 through Advanced FS or under consistent private instruction. Join us for fun, friendship and team skating! Synchronized skating is a great way to strengthen skating skills. Teams are now forming and will be divided according to age and ability. The Ice Angels had a successful return to the Winnetka Ice Arena and are looking forward to a new season! Skaters can expect to participate in at least two local competitions, our Winter Exhibition and Annual Ice Show. Team members will need to re-register each session and are expected to participate throughout the entire skating season. Activity #

Day

Time

Fee

443050-W2

Wed.

4:45-6:00 pm

$225

Note: 30 minutes of practice time will be held off-ice.

Fee: $9 per session $75 (1 book of 10 coupons) $65 (5 or more coupon books)

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Minor Hawks Program

The Winnetka Ice Arena is proud to announce our Minor Hawks Hockey Class program, affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks. Participants in all Mini Hawks, Little Hawks, and Junior Hawks classes will receive a free Minor Hawks jersey! Our classes are designed to teach the aspiring hockey player the skills needed to enjoy the great game of hockey. Whether your objective is to improve your hockey skills or just learn skating on a recreational basis, we have something for you. Our highly skilled professional staff have years of experience at teaching young hockey players the fundamentals of hockey and skating. ALL participants must wear a hockey helmet with mask during class. We have a limited number of free helmets available during class.

Winter Session • January 6 - March 7

Mini Hawks 1

4 - 5.5 years

Participants have little or no experience. Class will focus on how to adjust to hockey skates, fall and stand, balance and forward stride. Our goal is to build the foundation of hockey skating skills in a fun environment. Required equipment: hockey skates, hockey helmet and winter gloves. Ratio 5:1. Activity # 443030-M2 443030-T2 443030-R1 443030-R2 443030-F2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday Thursday Friday

Mini Hawks 2

Time 2:30-3 pm 2:30-3 pm 9:30-10 am 3:15-3:45 pm 3:50-4:20 pm

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

4 - 5.5 years

(Prerequisite: One or more sessions of Mini Hawks 1 or instructor recommendation) Backwards skating, forward & backward swizzles, stopping, turning and crossovers are taught. Required equipment: hockey skates, hockey helmet and winter gloves. Ratio 5:1. Activity # 443130-M2 443130-T2 443130-R1 443130-R2 443130-F2

Day Monday Tuesday Thursday Thursday Friday

Time 2:30-3 pm 2:30-3 pm 9:30-10 am 3:15-3:45 pm 3:50-4:20 pm

Res./NR Fee $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119 $95/$119

Junior Hawks - Hockey 1 5.5 years & older

No prior experience necessary. Proper stance, beginning forward strides, gliding and stopping are taught. Required equipment: hockey skates, hockey helmet and winter gloves. Ratio 7:1. Activity # 443031-R2 443031-F2

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Res./NR Fee $128/$160 $128/$160

Returning Fall Student Registration Begins December 9 at 9 am Resident Registration Begins December 9 at 9 am Non Resident Registration Begins December 11 at 9 am (see page 4 for complete details) • Register for 2 or more classes per student, per session and receive a 10% discount. (mail-in or in-person registration only) • Families registering 3 or more children receive 5% off the total per session. (mail-in or in-person registration only) • Non Resident registration received prior to the above dates will be processed at the end of the first applicable registration day. • Registration after the 2nd class of a new session must have the approval of Ice Arena management. It is not our policy to pro rate for missed classes, however we do allow two make-up classes per session. • A $10 service fee will be charged for refunds. There are no refunds after the second class, unless for medical reasons. • Classes may be combined or cancelled at the discretion of Winnetka Ice Arena management depending on class enrollment.

Junior Hawks - Hockey 2 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Hockey 1, Mini Hawks 2 or instructor recommendation) Full strides, 1 foot glides, backwards stance, beginning crossovers and turns are taught. Required equipment: hockey skates, hockey helmet and winter gloves. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443032-F2

Day Friday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm

Res./NR Fee $144/$180

Junior Hawks - Hockey 3/3“S” 5.5 years & older

(Prerequisite: Hockey 2 or instructor recommendation) This class gives advanced skaters the opportunity to improve skating skills while becoming more comfortable handling the puck and shooting. Skaters should have strong skating skills. Required equipment: helmet with mask, shin pads, elbow pads, gloves, and hockey stick. Ratio 10:1. Activity # 443033-F2

Day Friday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm

Res./NR Fee $144/$180

Little Hawks 5 - 6 years

(Prerequisite: 2 sessions of Mini Hawks 2 or instructor recommendation) Little Warriors is designed to give the aspiring hockey player instruction on skating in addition to stick handling and shooting. We emphasize fundamentals while incorporating fun drills and games. Required equipment: helmet with mask, shin pads, elbow pads, gloves, and hockey stick. Ratio 8:1. Activity # 443034-R2 443034-F2

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Day Thursday Friday

Time 4:30-5:15 pm 3:45-4:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $144/$180 $144/$180


A Facility of the Winnetka Park District

The A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, a facility of the Winnetka Park District, is complete with eight indoor and 12 outdoor courts (five lighted), a nursery, complete pro shop, and shower/locker room facilities. Group and private lessons are available for all ages and abilities.

Professional Staff

Tim Schmidt, P.T. R., Manager Pat Fragassi, P.T.R., Assistant Manager Alexander Shubny, U.S.P.T.A., Head Tennis Professional Telephone: (847) 501-2065 Fax: (847) 501-3057

(847) 501-2058 (847) 501-2066 (847) 501-6135

Pro Shop

Tennis Center Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am-10:00 pm Friday-Sunday: 6:30 am-10:00 pm* * Weekend hours may vary according to demand

The pro shop offers a complete line of tennis-related items. Rackets for both children and adults are for sale. Rackets can be left for repair as well. Balls and a variety of miscellaneous items from grip tape to head bands are also available. We will be happy to accommodate special orders for rackets!

Nursery

A supervised nursery is provided for children of players. The nursery is equipped with toys, art materials and a television. The following rules apply: • Sick children will not be accepted. • Parent will be called from the court for any circumstances felt warranted by staff, be it illness, discipline, etc. • A maximum of 6 children will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Winter USTA Tennis Tournaments at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

A.C. Nielsen Singles Jr. Level 6 Starts November 29 (850050613) A.C. Nielsen Jr. Level 6 Starts December 6 (850050713)

Ages: 6 months - 6 years Days: Monday-Friday Hours: 8:30 am-2:30 pm Fee: $12 per child (2 hour max)

Holiday Cheers Jr. Level 7 & BG 10-8 Starts December 13 (850050813)

Century Cup

New Year’s Bash Adult & Jr. Level 7 & QS Starts December 28 (850051013)

Sunday, December 8 11:30 am-3:00 pm Combined teamates age of 100 or more

Details? Call (847) 501-2065

Party Tennis-Style

Tennis Center Holiday Hours

Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving) • 9:00 am-2:00 pm Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) • 6:30 am-2:00 pm Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) • Closed Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) • 6:30 am-5:00 pm Wednesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day) • 10:00 am-2:00 pm

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For more information, contact the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center at (847) 501-2065. Additional information and registration can be handled at the USTA website at www. usta.com, then go to TennisLink.

Planning a party? Why not have a fun night of tennis at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center? Party courts are available. The tennis shack is available for your use, along with either outdoor/indoor courts. People wishing to reserve four or more courts may do so 14 days in advance. Kids parties are also available! For more information, contact Pat Fragassi at (847) 501-2066. Fee: court time plus $50 per hour, per pro.

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Court Reservation Procedures Members • Court times may be reserved up to seven days or 48 hours in advance by attending the 6:30 am daily lottery. • After the daily lottery, reservations for any open court may be made in person or by telephone. Phone reservations begin after 8:00 am. • Those reserving court time are responsible for the full cost of the court unless cancelled 24 hours before play. • All players must check in before playing.

Non-Members • Court time may be reserved in the 6:30 am daily lottery not more than 48 hours in advance. • All persons must check in before playing. • Persons reserving court time are responsible for the full cost of the court unless cancelled 24 hours before play. • A phone number will be taken to hold the court.

Court Cancellations

All courts must be cancelled 24 hours before play. Any later cancellation will be charged the court time fee. Please Note: Outdoor reservations will be held up to 10 minutes after court start time. Empty courts will be assigned to a waiting players.

(September 1, 2013-August 31, 2014)

Time 6:30-8:30 am 6:30-8:30 am 8:30 am-8:30 pm 8:30 am-8:30 pm

Days Mon.-Sun. Mon.-Sun. Mon.-Sun. Mon.-Sun.

Special Court Rate 6:00-8:30 pm Fri.-Sun. 6:00-8:30 pm Fri.-Sun. 8:30-10:00 pm Mon.-Thurs.

Non Members

Time 6:30-8:30 am 6:30-8:30 am 8:30 am-8:30 pm 8:30 am-8:30 pm

Days Mon.-Sun. Mon.-Sun. Mon.-Sun. Mon.-Sun.

Special Court Rate 6:00-10:30 pm Fri.-Sun. 6:00-10:30 pm Fri.-Sun. 8:30-10:00 pm Mon.-Thurs. Days Mon.-Fri.

Hours 1 1/2 hrs. 1 hr. 1 1/2 hrs. 1 hr.

Fee $21 $14 $40 $27

Doubles $5.25 $3.50 $10 $6.75

1 1/2 hrs. 1 hr. 1.5 hr.

$21 $14 $21

$5.25 $3.50 $5.25

Hours 1 1/2 hrs. 1 hr. 1 1/2 hrs. 1 hr.

Fee $57 $38 $64 $43

Doubles $14.25 $9.50 $16 $10.75

1 1/2 hrs. 1 hr. 1.5 hr.

$57 $38 $57

$14.25 $9.50 $14.25

Member Non-Member $14 per hr. $38 per hr.

Ball Machines Are Available For Individual Workouts For $5 Per Hour Plus Court Time!

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• Seven day court time reservation priority • Apply for permanent court time • Reduced court fees • Reduced rates for private lessons • Team participation

(effective November 1, 2013 - May 31, 2014)

Special Junior After-School Rates (17 years and under)

Time 3-6 pm

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center membership entitles you to:

2013-14 Indoor Only Membership Rates

Indoor Court Rates Members

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center Membership Information

Winter 2014

1 Adult 1 Junior 2nd Junior* 3rd Junior*

Resident Fee $100 $ 67 $ 57 $ 47

NR Fee $150 $ 96 $ 86 $ 76

* Family Rate (requires one adult member)

Private Lessons

Private lessons by a member of our experienced professional staff are available. For more information contact Alexander Shubny at (847) 501-2065 ext. 4016 Rates are as follows: Indoors Per Hour 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people

Member $71 $82 $90 $98

Non-Member $77 $92 $108 $120

Permanent Court Time

The permanent court time season began September 7, 2013 and runs through May 3, 2014. Times are still available! For more information, call (847) 501-2065. There is no permanent court time on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Easter.

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January 6 - March 28, 2014 • 12 Weeks

Registration Dates

Students In Session I Registration: Begins Monday, November 18, 6:30 am Resident Registration: Begins Monday, December 2, 6:30 am NR Member Registration: Begins Monday, December 9, 6:30 am NR Non-Member Registration: Begins Wednesday, December 16, 6:30 am

General Lesson Information • • • • •

Classes may be cancelled if registration does not meet minimum enrollment required. Full refunds will be given. Students must wear tennis shoes; tennis apparel is requested. Students need to bring their own rackets. No make-ups for adult classes missed, unless arranged with instructor. A $10 fee will be charged for all refunds or changes. No refunds given after third class. Students are asked to turn off cell phones when on the court.

Junior Tennis Program “Quick Start Tennis”

The USTA Quickstart Tennis Program is utilized by the professional staff at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center throughout the entire junior program (pages 40-42). The principle of Quick Start is to get children playing quickly and appropriately through the use of modified equipment, making the court and equipment smaller, ball slower and considering the needs and development stages of children at different ages. Every child, regardless of age, deserved the best possible instruction, to maximize their potential to play. For more information about the program go to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) web site at www.usta.com, and click on Play Now! This handy chart will help familarize yourself with the progression process.

Group/Level

Age

Length of Class

Court Size

Ball Type

Sparklers

4.5-5 years

45 minutes

36’

Red

Little Stars

5-6 years

60 minutes

36’

Red

Growing Stars 1

7-8 years

60 minutes

36’

Red

Growing Stars II

7-8 years

60 minutes

36’

Red/Orange

Rising Stars I

9-10 years

60 minutes

60’

Orange

Rising Stars II

9-10 years

60 minutes

60’

Orange/Green

Rising Stars III

9-10 years

60 minutes

Full

Green Dot

Shooting Stars I

11-14 years

60 minutes

Full

Green Dot

Shooting Stars II

11-14 years

60 minutes

Full

Regular

Hot Shots

9-11 years

90 minutes

Full

Regular

Super Stars

11-14 years

90 minutes

Full

Regular

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Sparklers (4 1/2 - 5 years)

Introduction to tennis for children with little or no experience with the game. We will work on eye-hand coordination, general motor skills and basic athletic skills. Basic strokes, racquet skills and sending/receiving skills will be introduced through games that are fun and tennis-related. First time students will receive a complimentary racquet. Must be 4 ½ years of age by the first day of class. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444000-1 444000-2 444000-3 444000-4 444000-5

Day Tuesday Thursday Thursday Friday Saturday

Time Res./NR Fee 4:00-4:45 pm $ 275/345 4:00-4:45 pm $ 275/345 4:45-5:30 pm $ 275/345 4:15-5:00 pm $ 275/345 11:30-12:15 pm $252/316

Little Stars (5 - 6 years)

For children with previous experience to expand basic skills and form a solid foundation for future tennis development. Emphasis on further development of motor and basic tennis skills through games and other activities. Incorporates introduction of self and partner rallying skills as the first stage of cooperative tennis. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444111-1 444111-2 444111-3 444111-4 444111-5 444111-6

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Rising Stars I (9 - 10 years)

Time Res./NR Fee 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 11:30-12:30 pm $246/300

Growing Stars I (7 - 8 years)

Players will be introduced to all shots and begin or continue to work on development of strokes. Introduction to basics of play, including position on court and scoring, as well as skills necessary to compete in events in the 8 and under division. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444222-1 444222-2 444222-3 444222-4 444222-5 444222-6

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Time Res./NR Fee 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 11:30-12:30 pm $246/300

For children who have completed Growing Stars I and have tennis pro’s approval to move up to Growing Stars II. Continued reinforcement of stroke skills and techniques and introduction to strategy. Class ratio is 5:1.

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Time Res./NR Fee 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 4:00-5:00 pm $268/328 11:30-12:30 pm $246/300

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Activity # 444333-1 444333-2 444333-3 444333-4 444333-5

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Time 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $268/328 $268/328 $268/328 $268/328 $268/328

Rising Stars II (9 - 10 years)

For children who have completed Growing Stars II or Rising Stars I and have tennis pro’s approval to move up to Rising Stars II. Focus on maintaining competitiveness while moving up to the 60 foot court and green balls. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444334-1 444334-2 444334-3 444334-4

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Time 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $268/328 $268/328 $268/328 $268/328

Rising Stars III (9 - 10 years)

Growing Stars II (7 - 8 years) Activity # 444223-1 444223-2 444223-3 444223-4 444223-5 444223-6

Introduction to tennis for children with little or no experience with the game. Basic strokes, racquet skills and sending/receiving skills will be taught, along with basics of play, including position on court and scoring. Class ratio is 5:1.

For children who have completed Rising Stars II and have tennis pro’s approval to move up to Rising Stars III. For students who have knowledge and execution of complete court and game basics. Focus on maintaining competitiveness while moving up to the full court and green balls. Class ratio is 4:1. Activity # 444335-1 444335-2 444335-3 444335-4 444335-5

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

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Time Res./NR Fee 5:00-6:00 pm $293/368 5:00-6:00 pm $293/368 5:00-6:00 pm $293/368 5:00-6:00 pm $293/368 11:30-12:30 pm $269/428


For children who have little or no experience with tennis. Players will be introduced to all shots and begin to work on development of strokes. Introduction to basics of play, including position on court and scoring. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444444-1 444444-2 444444-3

Day Monday Wednesday Friday

Time 3:00-4:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $293/368 $293/368 $293/368

Shooting Stars II (11 - 14years)

For children who have completed Shooting Stars I or Rising Stars III and have tennis pro’s approval to move up to Shooting Stars II. Introduction to regular balls on full size court. Continued emphasis on development of stroke skills and techniques as well as the strategic aspects of the game. Class ratio is 4:1. Activity # 444445-1 444445-2 444445-3 444445-4 444445-5

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Time 3:00-4:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 6:00-7:00 pm 5:00-6:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $293/368 $293/368 $293/368 $293/368 $293/368

Hot Shots (9 - 11 years) Try-Outs Required!

For players who are committed to playing tennis and wish to enhance their competitive skills. Emphasis on strategy and stroke production, as well as competitive drills and matches. Class ratio is 4:1. Activity # 444555-1

Day Monday

Time 4:00-5:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $366/456

Super Stars I (11 - 14 years) Try-Outs Required!

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Shooting Stars I (11 - 14 years)

For players with a strong desire to pursue competitive tennis. Emphasis on competitive drills to hone skills for tournament play and participation in high school tennis programs. Participants attend both days. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444666-1 444666-2

Day Time Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm Saturday 12:30-2:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $366/456 $335/418

Super Stars II (11 - 14 years) Try-Outs Required!

For players with a strong desire to pursue competitive tennis. Emphasis on competitive drills to hone skills for tournament play and participation in high school tennis programs. Participants attend both days. Class ratio is 5:1. Activity # 444667-1 444667-2

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Day Time Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm Saturday 12:30-2:00 pm

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Res./NR Fee $366/456 $335/418

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Jr. Tennis Tournament Preparation

Try-Outs Required!

Children in this group are playing tournaments, leagues and match play. This program will continue to work on all skills of the 36’ and 60’ court including spins, strategy and tactics. Please contact Joe Holguin for partcipation in junior tournament prep.

Activity # 444778-1 444778-2

Ages 10 yrs. & under 10 yrs. & under

Day Wednesday Friday

Time 5:30-7:00 pm 4:00-5:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $366/456 $293/368

444778-3 444778-4

12 yrs. & under 12 yrs. & under

Monday Thursday

5:30-7:00 pm 4:30-6:00 pm

$366/456 $366/456

High School Drill & Play Level 1 For players who enjoy playing tennis, want to improve their skills through drills, games, and competitive experience. Activity # 444022-1

Day Monday

Time 7:00-8:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552

Level 2 For players who are on the High School tennis teams and want to improve their game through conditioning, drills, and competitive match play. Activity # 444033-1

Day Thursday

Time 7:00-8:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552

For more information, please contact Joe Holquin at 847-501-2065.

Junior Winter Break Camps

December 23, 26, 27, 30 & January 2, 3

Little Stars-Rising Stars (5- 10 yrs.) Activity # 334999-1

Time 9:30-11:30 am

Res./NR Fee $40/55 per day

Shooting Stars-Super Stars (11-14 yrs.) Activity # 334999-2

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Time 12:30-2:30 pm

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January 7 - March 22, 2014

Beginner This player has limited playing experience and is still working primarily on getting the ball over the net; has some knowledge of scoring, but is not familiar with basic positions and procedures for singles and doubles play.

Advanced Beginner This player may have had some lessons but needs on-court experience; has obvious stroke weaknesses but is beginning to feel comfortable with singles and doubles play.

Intermediate I This player has more dependable strokes and is learning to judge where the ball is going; has weak court coverage or is often caught out of position but is starting to keep the ball in play with other players of the same ability.

Intermediate II This player can place shots with moderate success; can sustain a rally of slow pace but is not comfortable with all strokes; lacks control when trying for power.

Advanced I This player has achieved stroke dependability and direction on shots within reach, including forehand and backhand volleys, but still lacks depth and variety; seldom double faults and occasionally forces errors on the serve.

Advanced II This player has dependable strokes on both forehand and backhand sides; has the ability to use a variety of shots including lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys; can place the first serve and force some errors; moves well on the court, is seldom out of position in doubles.

Women’s Daytime Drill & Play Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Activity # 444125-1 444125-2

Day Monday Friday

Intermediate I

Activity # 444225-1 444225-2 444225-3 444225-4

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Intermediate II

Activity # 444325-1 444325-2 444325-3 444325-4 444325-5 444325-6

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday

Advanced I

This player has good shot anticipation; frequently has an outstanding shot or exceptional consistency. Can regularly hit winners off short balls; can consistently execute deep shots, half volleys and put away overhead smashes. Has good depth and spin on most second serves.

Activity # 444425-1 444425-2 444425-3 444425-4 444425-5 444425-6

Placement

Advanced II

Advanced III

Please Read . . . Due to the concerns raised by students and staff regarding the range of abilities in the adult classes, the teaching staff conducts an evaluation of all students in our lesson program. If you have any questions regarding your appropriate level, please contact Tim Schmidt or Alexander Shubny before registration. Due to time constraints during the registration process, pros will not be available to discuss changes in levels. New students can estimate their level from the descriptions above and are encouraged to make an appointment to hit with a pro to ensure placement in the appropriate level.

Activity # 444525-1 444525-2 444525-3 444525-4 444525-5

Day Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Advanced III

Activity # 444625-1 444625-2 444625-3 444625-4 444625-5

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Day Monday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday

Winter 2014

Time 12:00-1:30 pm 1:30-3:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552

Time Res./NR Fee 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 Time Res./NR Fee 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 9-10:30 am $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 9:00-10:30 am $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552

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Time Res./NR Fee 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 9:00-10:30 am $440/552 9:00-10:30 am $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 Time Res./NR Fee 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 Time Res./NR Fee 9:00-10:30 am $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 10:30-12:00 pm $440/552 1:30-3:00 pm $440/552 9:00-10:30 pm $440/552

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Men’s Daytime Drill & Play “Early Birds” Activity # 444825-1

Day Friday

Time 6:30-7:30 am

Res./NR Fee $294/368

Men’s Evening Drill & Play Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Women’s Evening Drill & Play Beginner/Advanced Beginner

Activity # 444125-A 444125-B

Day Time Monday 8:30-10:00 pm Wednesday 8:30-10:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced I

Activity # 444325-A 444325-B 444325-C

Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Time 7:00-8:30 pm 8:30-10:00 pm 8:30-10:00 pm

Advanced II

Activity # 444525-A 444525-B

Day Time Tuesday 7:00-8:30 pm Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm

Advanced III

Activity # 444625-A 444625-B

Day Time Monday 7:00-8:30 pm Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552 Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552 $440/552 Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552

Activity # 444125-C 444125-D

Day Monday Tuesday

Time 8:30-10:00 pm 8:30-10:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced I

Activity # 444325-D 444325-E

Day Tuesday Thursday

Advanced II

Activity # 444525-C 444525-D

Day Tuesday Thursday

Time 7:00-8:30 pm 7:00-8:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552

Time 7:00-8:30 pm 8:30-10:00 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552

Advanced III Activity # 444625-C

Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552

Day Time Wednesday 7:00-8:30 pm

Res./NR Fee $440/552

Res./NR Fee $440/552 $440/552

Adult Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is an exciting way to get in shape and burn calories on the court. By elevating your heart rate into your aerobic training zone, you can burn more calories than during singles or doubles tennis. Each hour-long class includes a 10 minutes warm-up, 40 minutes of aerobic workout, and 10 minutes of cool down. Men and women of all tennis ability levels are welcome. An effective workout will be achieved by all, as tennis pro will challenge each player by his/her ability and fitness level. A minimum of 4 students per class is required. Activity # 444025-1 444025-2 444025-3 444025-4 444025-5

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Day Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday

Time Res./NR Fee 9:30-10:30 am $254/335 9:30-10:30 am $254/335 1:00-2:00 pm $254/335 9:30-10:30 am $254/335 11:30-12:30 pm $254/335

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Winter Break - Cardio Tennis December 23, 26, 27, 30 January 2, 3

11:30 - 12:30 pm $15 member / $20 non member per day

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A Facility of the Winnetka Park District

The Winnetka Golf Club is designed to provide golfing enjoyment for players of all skill levels and interest. The 18-hole course is a challenging layout with a par of 71. It can play to a length of 6,517 yards. Our 9-hole, par 3 golf course will appeal to all players. Tall oak trees protect well mounded greens. The par 3 course is classically designed to allow use of almost all the clubs in your bag. In the clubhouse you will find a modern pro shop stocked with the latest equipment and knowledgeable professional staff to help with any questions you may have. Open during the season are a concession area and a halfway house on the golf course.

Clubhouse Winter Hours

December 1, 2013 - March 9, 2014 Monday & Tuesday: Closed Wednesday-Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

The Winnetka Golf Club has a 28-stall driving range and three short game practice greens. This practice area serves as a home to WGC’s teaching Academy.

Closed

Private lessons, camps and clinics are available throughout the season.

Professional Staff

Cortney Miller, PGA Head Golf Professional Matt Johnson, PGA Director of Instruction Henry Michna, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent Mark Anderson, Asst. Golf Course Superintendent Telephone: Fax:

(847) 501-2073 (847) 501-2079 (847) 501-2056 (847) 501-2056

Thursday, November 28 Monday, December 23 through Tuesday, January 1

Winnetka Golf Club

1300 Oak Street

Winter Course Information

(18-Hole Scheduled to Shut Down on Sunday, Nov. 24)

(847) 501-2050 ext. 0 (847) 501-2078

• Par 3 open year round, weather permitting. • Par 3 fees will decrease to $9 per person when the 18-hole course closes.

2014 Golf Season

• The 9-Hole League mailer will go out the first week of February 2014. This league is for women only, and games are played Tuesday mornings, May-September. If you are interested in playing, please call (847) 501-2050 ext. 0, after January 8, 2014. • Locker renewal letters will be mailed the second week of January 2014. •

2014 camp and clinic information will be available online at www.winnetkagolfclub.org in mid-January and will be in the WPD Spring Brochure (out January 24). We are excited to continue the Winnetka Golf Academy and other programs.

Give The Gift Of Golf

Winnetka Park District gift cards are available at the proshop. This card may be used at all Winnetka Park District facilities with the following exceptions: lakefront facilities and concession stands. Great holiday gift for your favorite golfer! This card never expires and is reloadable. For more information contact the Winnetka Park District at (847) 501-2040. Just a reminder . . . the pro shop is also a great place to purchase holiday gifts for the golfers in your life!

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Attention All Locker Users!

The locker rooms will be undergoing annual cleaning this winter. All lockers users are asked to please remove all belongings and locks by December 1, 2013. Locks not removed by December 1 will be cut and all belongings will be removed. Winnetka Park District is not responsible for belongings left in lockers. Lockers will be available for renewal and storage beginning February 1, 2014. Those interested in renting a locker for the first time may inquire at the proshop or by calling (847) 501-2050, ext. 0.

2014 Permanent Tee Time

The Winnetka Golf Club offers permanent tee times on Saturdays and Sundays through the golf season. Individuals who wish to be a part of the lottery process will be required to become members. Permanent tee time information will be sent out January 17 through the Spring Fairway News. Information will also be available on the website at that time.

2014 Online Camps/Clinics Program Registration

For information about the registration process visit our web site at www.winnetkagolfclub.org. Direct links are available to the online registration.

Online Registration Begins Saturday, February 1 at 9 am All in person registration will follow the online registration schedule. For more information, call the pro shop at (847) 501-2050 ext. 0. 2014 WGC Academy camp and clinic information will be available online at winnetkagolfclub.org in mid-January and will be in the Winnetka Park District’s Spring Brochure (out January 24).

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Snowshoeing & Cross County Sking at the Winnetka Golf Club The Par 3 course and 18-hole course are both open and available to anyone interested in snowshoeing or cross country skiing when conditions permit. Parking is available in the main parking lot. The clubhouse does not rent equipment for either.


1300 Oak Street 847-501-2050 ext. 0 www.winnetkagolfclub.org

Winter Practice • • • •

Indoor hitting nets Short game practice area 650 sq. ft. contoured putting green Available when not being used for instruction

Winnetka Golf Club

WGC Academy Winter Training at the Winnetka GC

$7 to use indoor practice facilities Call the pro shop for availability at (847) 501-2050 ext. 0.

Full Swing Training Studio • • • • •

Two full swing evaluation / training bays Explanar swing plane trainer G2 Launch Monitor with PING “inflight” fitting system VI teaching software Foresight simulator

The V1 teaching software helps the instructor communicate with the student to fully evaluate, and communicate a path to improvement. Schedule your lesson appointment by calling (847) 501-2050 ext. 0.

Training Studio Featuring SAM Puttlab

The Sam Puttlab analysis and training system is based on accurate ultrasound measurement. It gives you and individual real time feedback on 28 parameters of your putting stroke e.g. club face alignment at address and impact, club head rotation, swing path direction, impact spot on the clubface, swing duration and rhythm. All results are presented in clear, easy to understand graphical reports. The analysis reveals even the smallest details of the movements. For more information about the SAM Puttlab analysis program contact us at (847) 501-2050 ext. 0.

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2013 - 2014 Winter Junior Training The Winnetka Golf Club Academy winter group training program gives junior golfers the opportunity to continually develop their golf skills and prepare for the 2014 season.

Program Details • • • • •

Open to boys and girls, no experience necessary. A fun and exciting program designed to enhance your child’s golf skills and knowledge. Players will focus on three areas, full swing technique, short game skills and golf specific fitness training. Use of a wide variety of teaching aids, drills and fun games to reinforce the concepts and to keep the energy level and excitement growing. Players will train using the latest technology including a golf simulator.

Age/Ability Levels

• After School Winter Player (6 & 7 year olds) Novice / Intermediate

• After School Winter Player (8 years & older) Novice / Intermediate

• Junior Elite Player* (10 & up) Intermediate / Advanced Open to Elite team players or new referrals. *An evaluation or referral by a WGC PGA professional staff is required for new participants.

Winter Sessions: November 12 - December 19 • January 7-February 27 No classes the week of November 25 (Thanksgiving).

After School Winter Training Program (Ages 6 & 7 yrs.) Activity # 432500-01 442500-01

Dates November 13 - December 18 January 8 - Feburary 26

Day Wednesday Wednesday

Time 4:00-5:30 pm 4:00-5:30 pm

After School Winter Training Program (Ages 8 yrs. & Older) Activity # 432600-01 442600-01

Dates November 12 - December 17 January 7 - Feburary 25

Day Tuesday Tuesday

Time 4:00-5:30 pm 4:00-5:30 pm

Fee $225 res. / $235 nr $360 res. / $370 nr

Min/Max 4/12 4/12

Fee $225 res. / $235 nr $360 res. / $370 nr

Min/Max 4/12 4/12

Junior Elite Travel Team Winter Training Program (Ages 10 & up) Activity # 432700-01 442700-01

Dates November 14 - December 19 January 9 - Feburary 27

Day Thursday Thursday

Private Instruction

Elevate your game with one-on-one instruction targeting the areas that need the most improvement. • • • •

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Semi-private or Private instruction. Professionals can customize your private or semi-private lessons to fit your needs. Design a step by step plan to help you achieve your goals Students can train using the latest technology golf simulator where they can play golf holes, or just see what their ball is doing.

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Time 4:00-5:30 pm 4:00-5:30 pm

Fee $225 res. / $235 nr $360 res. / $370 nr

Min/Max 4/12 4/12

Indoor Lesson Rates: $100 per hour / $50 per half hour Semi-private lesson add $10 per half hour for each additional student Call the golf shop at 847-501-2050 Ext. 0 to schedule lessons. Questions regarding these programs should be directed to: Matt Johnson, Director of Instruction (847)501-2079 or mjohnson@winpark.org

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The Winnetka Parks Foundation was established in 1999 as an advocate for the Winnetka Park District. It supports efforts to preserve open space and improve parks and recreation activities. The foundation is a non-governmental, not-for-profit corporation established to receive charitable gifts and donations that will enhance the development of Winnetka Park District facilities, land and operations. All donations made to the Winnetka Parks Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. For more information on the foundation, please call (847) 501-2040 or visit their web site at www.winnetkaparksfoundation.org.

Local/Affiliate Organizations AYSO Soccer www.playsoccer.org

The Winnetka Park District is a partner in the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). As a partnership of ten park districts and three municipalities, NSSRA provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens, adults and seniors with disabilities who live in the partner communities. NSSRA offers more than 700 cultural, sport, social, physical, outdoor, trip and special event programs, available during the day, after school, in the evenings and on weekends. NSSRA programs are planned and conducted by full-time staff trained in providing recreation activities for people with disabilities. Staff members work closely with participants, families, schools and others, to ensure quality programming. Our Inclusion Services allow people with disabilities to participate in programs with people without disabilities and include many of the programs offered in this brochure.

The Alliance For Early Childhood www.theallianceforec.org Kenilworth/Winnetka Baseball www.kwba.org North Shore Senior Center www.nssc.org

Affiliate Organizations

Winnetka Parks Foundation

NSSRA www.nssra.org New Trier Extension* www.ed2go.com/ntx New Trier Hockey* Peter Ingram - (847) 251-6769 Winnetka 9-Hole League Mike Hamu - (847) 501-2050 Winnetka 18-Hole Women’s Club Pam Fritzsche - (773) 793-7976 pamfritz@sbcglobal.net Winnetka Community House* www.winnetkacommunityhouse.org Winnetka Hockey Club www.winnetkahockey.com Winnetka Men’s Golf Club www.winnetkagolf.com Winnetka Public Schools* www.winnetka36.org Winnetka Platform Tennis Club www.winnetkapaddle.com

For more information call 847-509-9400 or visit us at www.nssra.org.

Winnetka Yacht Club www.winnetkayachtclub.org Winnetka Youth Organization (WYO) www.winnetkayo.org * not affiliated with the Winnetka Park District

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Parks & Location Map

Winnetka Park District

Enjoy Your Parks! Park Permit and Facility Rental information can be found on pages 24-25.

2013-14 Dog Beach Pass

The Winnetka Park District operates an off-leash dog beach at Centennial Park. Anyone wishing to bring his/her dog to the dog beach must have a valid pass. Passes may be purchased at the Administrative Offices, 540 Hibbard Rd. Passes are valid through March 31, 2014. 2014-15 passes are valid beginning April 1, 2014. For more information about Dog Beach passes visit www.winpark.org (lakefront, beaches, centennial – dog beach) or call 847-501-2040. Please remember that Centennial Park is not part of the dog beach. All dogs must be leashed within Centennial Park limits. Violators of the village leash law are subject to a fine or may have their dog pass revoked.

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Elm St. & Arborvitae Rd.

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Crow Island Woods (17.91)

Willow Rd. & Euclid Ave.

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Dwyer Park (1.23)

Elm St. to Oak St., Birch St. to Dwyer Ct.

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Elder Lane Park (4.56)

E. of Sheridan Rd. at Elder Ln.

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Franklin Dunbaugh Park (1.42)

North Side of Hubbard Pl.

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Glencoe Park (.39)

Woodlawn St. & Glenwood Ave.

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Green Bay Trail* (9.38)

Wilson Ave. & Maple St., E. of CNWRR Tracks

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Happ Road Park (.38)

Happ Rd. & Holder Ln.

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Hill Road Park (.30)

E. of Green Bay Rd. at Sunset Rd.

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Merrill St. to Gages St., E. of Green Bay Rd.

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Library Park (.26)

Oak St. & Green Bay Rd.

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Lloyd Park (9.53)

E. of Sheridan Rd. at Lloyd Pl.

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Maple Street Park (3.00)

E. of Sheridan Rd. at Maple St.

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Merrill Park (.13)

Merrill St. & Gordon Terrace

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Nick Corwin Park (6.05)

W. of Grove St. at Edgewood Ln.

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Northfield Park (1.99)

Frontage Rd. to Lockwood Ave. at Sunset Rd.

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Parks Service Center* (1.24)

1390 Willow Rd.

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Church Rd. & Green Bay Rd.

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W. of Hibbard Rd., at Elm St. & Oak St.

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Elm St. to Oak St., W. of Green Bay Rd.

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Tower Road Park (3.75)

E. of Sheridan Rd. at Tower Rd.

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Elm St. to Oak St., Maple St. to Cedar St

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Administrative Offices Winnetka Golf Club A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center Winnetka Ice Arena Platform Tennis Skokie Playfield Service Center

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Phones

Parking Spaces

Lake Frontage

Ice Skating (outdoors)

Drinking Fountains (outdoors)

Dogs Allowed (on leash)

Bike Racks

Wonder Play Discover

Benches (permanent)

Park District

Basketball Courts

Winnetka

** 1.67 acres owned by Village

For information about Skokie Playfield Natural and Synthetic Turf Field Rentals, contact Greg Sauber at 847-501-2045 or gsauber@winpark.org. Park Permit and Facility Rental information can be found on pages 24-25.

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Presorted Standard ECRWSS U.S. Postage PAID Winnetka, IL Permit 152

Winnetka Park District 540 Hibbard Road Winnetka, IL. 60093

Residential Customer

Summer Employment Tired of the cold weather? Cannot wait for summer? Well it is right around the corner. The Winnetka Park District is now accepting applications for Camp Counselors, Field Supervisors, Lifeguards, Beach Attendants, Lloyd Boat Launch Attendants, and Jr. Sailing Instructors. Apply early to better your chances on getting an interview. Interviews for recreation department summer employment start the end for February/early March.

Winnetka Park District Outdoor Ice Skating

For more information regarding Lakefront positions, contact John Shea at jshea@winpark.org/ 847-501-2072 and for Camp positions contact Toby Ross at tross@winpark.org/ 847-501-2071. Applications can be found online at www.winpark.org (about wpd, job opportunities).

Winnetka Park District

Wonder Play Discover www.winnpark.org winnetkaparkdistrict winnetkagolfclub winnetkaicearena winnetkaparks / winnetkagc winnetkaparkdistrict / cmillerwgc

Weather permitting, outdoor ice skating will begin December 15 and end February 15 at Hubbard Woods, Indian Hill and Northfield Parks. The shelters at Hubbard Woods and Indian Hill will be open to the public and supervised on Saturdays and Sundays during posted hours.

Loaner Skates at Indian Hill

Indian Hill offers loaner skates (ID or shoes required as deposit) Quantities are limited.

2013/14 Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday . . . . 5:00-8:00 pm Saturday-Sunday . . . . 2:00-7:00 pm During season, skating conditions are posted at www.winpark.org or call the Weather Line at (847) 446-0080. For more information about the new outdoor refrigerated ice, south of the Winnetka Ice Arena, see page 28.


WPD 2014 Winter Brochure