New guidelines, election day status, history +
October 30, 2020

As the Skokie Park District continues to operate in Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan,
the following are reminders and news updates for this week.

Update: COVID-19 guidelines & closures
The governor's latest COVID-19 mitigation orders for suburban Cook County have changed only one of the Skokie Park District's current guidelines:

A limit of 25 people or 25 percent of an overall room capacity,
for both indoor and outdoor gatherings or events.

The change essentially only effects large park district special events and facility room rental capacities. All other facility, program and park guidelines listed through the link below will remain the same, including specific guidelines for the Fitness First health club and for the Skatium Ice Arena.

As the world moves into its eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Skokie Park District's safety guidelines continue to evolve with the science.

With that in mind, a district web page has been created (link below) featuring safety guidelines and the open/closed status of district parks, facilities and programs.

We assure you that matter where or how you engage the Skokie Park District during the pandemic, the staff at the Skokie Park District continue to put the safety of its patrons first.

Visiting the district on Election Day
The list below indicates open or closed status of Skokie Park District facilities on Election Day, November 3. And whether you visit us or not, don't forget to vote!

Open only as a polling location, programming cancelled
  • Devonshire Cultural Center
  • Oakton Community Center
  • Emily Oaks Nature Center

Open for regular programming
  • Emily Oaks Trails, 8 a.m.–sunset
  • Fitness First & Weber Center Track, 6 a.m.–7 p.m. Reserve a spot here.
  • Skatium Ice Arena: Regular hours, Public Skate 10:15 a.m.–1 p.m. Tickets here.
  • Skokie Sports Park: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Tot Learning Center: 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Weber Leisure Center Holiday Play in the Gym, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Register here.
  • Weber Park Golf Course: 8 a.m.–sunset, weather permitting

Closed & programming cancelled
  • Skokie Heritage Museum
November programs at the Skokie Heritage Museum
History Tots: Storytime & Crafts
Join us for a short history-themed story and craft at the Skokie Heritage Museum. Registration preferred but walk-ins welcome. Tuesday, November 10, 10-11 a.m. Ages: 3-5. Fee: $3/$4

Drop & Shop
Drop the kids off for some fun historic crafts and games while you get some holiday shopping done. Saturday, November 28, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All participants must be picked up by 1:30 p.m. Ages: 5-11. Fee: $25/$32
Winter Skatium class registration nears
The online Winter Skatium Program Guide is now available and includes clickable links directly to every winter hockey and figure skating program on the district's registration site.
Winter Registration Dates
Hockey: November 8
Figure Skating: November 17
The guide also features holiday public skating events, a holiday hockey camp, figure skating multi-class discounts, and party rental information. The Skatium Ice Arena also offers programs for homeschoolers and scouts.

Learn to skate or reconnect with a sport that you love!