Nelson Center

1601 North 5th Street

The Nelson Center contains two indoor ice rinks, six locker rooms, and two concession areas that are open to the public year-round. The Nelson Center houses the only two indoor ice rinks within a 60 mile radius and therefore serves as the home for most ice related programs, events and activities in the area. The Springfield Park District offers a variety of instructional classes and leagues designed to teach children and adults how to ice skate, figure skate, or play hockey. The Nelson Center also reserves weekly open skate time to allow the community to enjoy ice skating.


We are excited to announce that we have recently become a Chicago Blackhawks Rink Partner!  We will participate in their MinorHawks Learn to Play Program to cross promote the sport of Youth Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks Organization, the District and Springfield Youth Hockey Association!

Check out their website for more information:

Contact the Nelson Center at 217-753-2800 to get your child registered for the next session of MinorHawks and Youth Hockey Programs!


Additionally, the Nelson Center is home to the Jr Blues hockey program, the Springfield Figure Skating Club, Springfield Youth Hockey Association, Lincoln Land High School Hockey and Sr. Hockey League. Click on the user group tab (over on the right) to visit their websites for information about each group.

Click on the following links to find out more about our monthly programs:

Public Skate - December 2015.pdf

Free Style - December 2015.pdf

Ice Hockey Skills Clinic(s) - November Session.pdf

LTS Flier November.pdf

Public Skate - November 2015.pdf

Drop in Hockey - November Updated 11-12-15.pdf

Free Style - November Updated.pdf

Free Style & High Free Style - October

Drop in Hockey - October 2015

Public Skate Flier - October

MinorHawks Learn to Play Hockey - January 2016

Skate Sharpening Information - Nelson Center

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