Gunzo's Hockey Headquarters 6730 Dempster St, Morton Grove, IL60053 Wally "Gunzo" Humeniuk was a professional hockey player from 1948 to 1961. He was on the 1961 Chicago Blackhawks team…More that won the Stanley Cup. Gunzo lent his name to this all-purpose hockey shop. It has hockey gear for all ages and all positions. It also has referee gear. Gunzo's also carries Blackhawks gear, including 2010 Stanley Cup champions merchandise.
Iceland Skate Complex, which is a Niles Park District facility, houses an indoor ice rink. It offers a wide variety…More of classes in figure skating and hockey. Hockey teams with players of varying ages and levels play competitive hockey here, and ice time is available.
Iceland has a concession stand and a ticket booth, as well as vending machines. Ice skating birthday parties can be booked here, and they include ice time as well as the use of a party room.
Sky High Sports 6424 W Howard St, Niles, IL60714 Sky High Sports is a trampoline fun and fitness center for all ages. They host birthday parties, aerobics classes,…More dodgeball games and group gatherings from 25 to 300 people. If you're not in the mood for jumping, enjoy a few video games and table hockey. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
On most afternoons, severeal middle and high-school students walk or take the free bus to the Niles Teen Center,…More located inside the Golf Mill Mall. There, director Mark Williams, a former middle school teacher, and his staff supervise as the students do homework, work on computers, watch TV or play Wii, swim in the pool and play board games. The staff also provides tutoring and, with input from Niles Family Services, assistance to teens who may be experiencing challenges in their personal lives. Interns from Niles Family Services also visit the Center once a week.
The Teen Center organizes special events, such as movie nights, dances, lock-ins, game tournaments and dance classes. There are also field trips to bowling alleys, baseball games, the beach and other fun places. Kids can also earn community service hours by tutoring younger students.
The Teen Center is open to teens in sixth through twelfth grades. It is operated by the Village of Niles. Membership is $20 annually for teens who live in Niles or attend a school located in the village, and $35 for teens who do not.
The Niles Teen Center expanded in 2010 to include a large game/video/recreation room, a large TV room/lounge, a computer lab and study area, a library area and a lobby with a basketball hoop. Entertainment includes Playstation II, Xbox 360 Live, Wii, foosball, bumper pool, air hockey, darts, DVDs and cable TV, Guitar Hero, DDR, arts and crafts and educational workshops.
The headquarters location for the Niles Park District, it houses the preschool and the banquet facilities.…More The golf course is adjacent, and the indoor tennis complex (Tam) and the fitness/track/gymnasium facility (Golfview) are nearby.
The park district has 25 locations overall, including 14 parks, one ice rink (Iceland), one water park (Oasis) and the aforementioned golf course and recreational buildings. It operates a restaurant and is a member of the Maine-Niles Association for Special Recreation, which provides recreation for patrons with special needs.
The park district is a unit of government with taxing authority. It is governed by a board of directors who meet monthly. The executive director is Joe LoVerde.
Some examples of recreational opportunities the district offers include swim classes (in summer), a licensed preschool for three- and four-year-olds, junior golf programs, a variety of summer camps for children, concerts in the park, hockey lessons and one of the largest youth basketball programs in the area. The district also plans seasonal special events.