The Nelson Center contains two indoor ice rinks, nine locker rooms and concession areas that are open to the public year-round. Housing the only two indoor ice rinks within a 60-Mile radius, it serves as the home for many programs, events and activities in the area.
As well as offers a variety of instructional classes and leagues designed to teach children and adults how to figure skate or play hockey. The Nelson Center is also home to the NAHL Springfield Jr. Blues, Lincoln Land High School Hockey Association, Springfield Youth Hockey Association, and the Springfield Figure Skating Club.
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open to the Public for Programs, Ice Skating & Swimming (in season)
Times below are only when this facility opens for the day. Evening closure times may vary, please contact the Nelson Center at 217-753-2800 or check the Nelson Center's Facebook page @SPDNelsonCenter for the monthly calendar and facility closure times.
There will be a Recreation Associate/Receptionist at the Front Desk Area from:
Admission to our Lobby and Restroom areas are free. There is a cost to swim and to ice-skate. You will want to see our most up-to-date fees on our Online Registration portal. Click the link below to learn more:
LEARN MORE - Ice Activities
LEARN MORE - Public Skate Tickets
LEARN MORE - Swimming
For a list of activities held at the Nelson Center Ice Rink, please click the button below.
For a list birthday parties held at the Nelson Center Ice Rink, please click the button below.