Central Athletic Complex

Central Athletic Complex

500 S. Naperville Rd. | Wheaton

The Central Athletic Complex is one of the park district’s biggest accomplishments in 2012 through a partnership with Bradford Real Estate. The district bought a portion of the former Hubble school property from Bradford for $3.25 million to preserve the gyms and fields it uses for athletics. Because the utilities that operate the gym came from the school building that was demolished, the district used a $2.4 million Park and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) grant to complete improvements to the building.

Ice Rinks:

Advance reservations & tickets required for 2020/2021 season due to the State of Illinois Resurgence Mitigations

  • The outdoor ice rinks require sustained temperatures at or below 40 degrees.
  • Central Athletic Complex ice rink access will require advance reservations and tickets ​this season due to the State of Illinois Resurgence Mitigations.
  • Visit the weather hotline for details and outdoor activity availability. We will communicate updates with the public as they become available.


Monday-Saturday | 11A-8P

Sunday | 11A-6P

Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve | 11A-3P

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day | Closed


Residents | Free

Adults | $7
Children (17 & Under) | $5
Seniors (55 & Over) | $5

*Online processing fees are additional

Reservation Details

  • Rink access is only available during posted hours and with a pre-purchased, timed-entry ticket.
  • Reservations may be made up to 7 days in advance, are valid for the selected 45-minute time slot, and are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued in the event of weather-related cancellations.
    • A maximum of one (1) time slot per day may be reserved for each participant. Multiple days may be reserved at once if within the 7-day window.
  • All guests must have a ticket regardless of whether they are skating.
  • The current capacity for the open skate rink is 20 skaters at a time, and the capacity for the hockey rink is 10 skaters at a time.
  • Tickets must be presented (printed or on a mobile device) at the admissions booth
  • Wheaton Park District residents must present a valid park district-issued ID at check-in. Failure to show a valid park district ID will require ticket payment at the non-resident rate.
  • Due to the limited availability, repeated no-shows may result in the loss of skating privileges.
Hockey Rink Tickets
Open Skate Rink Tickets

All posted rules are to be SELF-ENFORCED.

The Wheaton Park District strongly encourages community members to take the necessary measures to follow the posted rules which comply with State of Illinois Tier 2 Mitigations and the All Sports Policy. While we have confidence in our community members to make the right decision, we cannot guarantee compliance with the posted rules. These rules and guidelines have been created in response to rising COVID cases, for the safety of yourself and others.

Staff are onsite EXCLUSIVELY to manage reservations, monitor ice conditions, and administer first aid when necessary.

Ice Hockey Rink Rules

Per the Illinois Department of Public Health, hockey is considered a HIGH-RISK ACTIVITY.

  • Games & Scrimmages Prohibited
  • No-contact practice. Skills and drills only.
  • No organized practices allowed.
  • Social distance of at least 6 ft. should be maintained between non-household individuals.
  • Participants must wear masks or face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times.
  • No slap shots or lifting of the puck.
  • No checking/hitting, roughhousing/play fighting, pushing, slashing, hooking, high-sticking or stick-lifting.
  • Participants must have helmet, gloves and sticks of their own.
  • Children 12 and under should be actively supervised by a guardian (16 yrs+)

Open Skate Rink Rules

No Sticks, Pucks, Shooting Devices or Hockey Allowed.

  • Social distance of at least 6 ft. should be maintained between non-household individuals.
  • Participants must wear masks or face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Wheelchairs are permitted on the ice, if accompanied by a person wearing skates or ice cleats.
  • Participants must keep moving.
  • Rough-housing, excessive speeding or weaving through other skaters is forbidden.
  • Tag and other games are prohibited.
  • No jumps, spins, figure or backward skating.
  • On-site skate rental is not available; skates are required to be on the ice.
  • Children 12 and under should be actively supervised by a guardian (16 yrs+)

Reserve Your Time

Tickets may be reserved up to 7 days in advance.

Open Skate Rink Tickets
Hockey Rink Tickets

Athletic & Recreation Amenities:

  • 3 basketball courts
  • 3 volleyball courts
  • 2 batting cages – Reserve online
  • Indoor soccer training areas
  • Baseball/softball training areas
  • Meeting/multipurpose room
  • Concession stand

Please check back!

  • Paid Open Gym in the Central Athletic Complex Large Gym is limited to 32 participants
  • Check in with Open Gym Supervisor, either presenting a Wheaton Park District Resident Photo I.D. or pay the daily resident fee
  • Residents are allowed one non-resident guest, the guest must pay the non-resident daily fee
  • Paid Participants will receive a stamp, sign the daily log and waiver form
  • In order to hand out a ball a valid I.D. must be turned in (Wheaton Park District Resident Photo I.D., School I.D., Driver’s License)
  • In order to get the I.D. back the participant must return the ball that was given to them
  • Street Shoes are not permitted on the gym floor
  • No one is allowed to hang on the rim, if the person does so they will be asked to leave
  • No one owns the baskets, they must be shared

For Open Gym guidelines, fee and the current schedule, please visit the Open Gym page >

Rec and Roll RoomWestern DuPage Special Recreation Association has added an additional site for their adult day program at Central Athletic Complex. This program emphasizes leisure independence, social interaction, community outings and service projects. Eligible participants are between ages 22-55, have intellectual disabilities, and can successfully participate in a 1 staff to 6 participant ratio. The program meets daily from 9A to 2P and participants can sign up to attend 1-5 days per week. This is one of six locations throughout DuPage.

To learn more, go to wdsra.com

Recycling at the Facility:

Contact Us:

Please call or email to request additional information for the following:

Classes or programs | Ph: 630-690-4880

Sport Star birthday parties | Ph: 630-510-5099 or 630-510-5119

Batting cage reservations | Ph: 630-690-4880

Gym rentals, holding a tournament or event:

  • Nick Parisi | Ph: 630-510-5099 or Email