Party Packages

Let Campus Recreation help make your next party one to remember! Whether you want to glide on the ice at the Ice Arena, splash in the water at the CRCE Aquatic Center, or rock climb at the ARC Climbing Wall — there’s a party to meet your needs. Plus, with flexible party packages available, you can customize a plan that fits your event.

Past gatherings have included birthday parties, post-graduation celebrations, scouting events, and community and church socials, but we’re available for other occasions as well.

CRCE Aquatic Center

Want to throw a pool party regardless of the weather outside? Then celebrate your special occasion with a party at CRCE’s Aquatic Center complete with a heated leisure pool, waterslide and bubble benches.

Logistics
  • Pool parties are scheduled during Campus Recreation operating hours and other patrons may be using the area during your scheduled party
    • Visit the Facility Rentals page for information on booking private access to the CRCE Aquatic Center
  • Exclusive access to private party room
  • Maximum of 15 swimmers per party
  • Parties are booked for 2 hours

For more info about your Aquatic Center party, please call (217) 244-3998 or view the Party Agreement (PDF).

We will begin accepting CRCE Aquatic Center party reservations for Fall 2022.

Cost

  • Members: $115
  • Non-Members: $145

Availability

  • Saturdays/Sundays:
    1-3pm or 4-6pm

ARC Climbing Wall

Throw a party that’s anything but ordinary at the ARC’s state-of-the-art Climbing Wall.

Logistics
  • Maximum of 20 climbers
  • Recommended for ages 7 and up
  • Package includes 2 hours of climbing with 2 qualified belayers and a party area adjacent to the wall
  • Equipment is provided and included in the cost

View the Party Agreement (PDF). Interested in more climbers or different times? Email us at outdoorrec@illinois.edu.

Cost

  • Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $195

Availability

  • Saturdays/Sundays:
    12-2pm

ARC Instructional Kitchen

Host your next party in the Kitchen! Baking together is a great way to celebrate or just spend time with friends. This party combines food, fun, and wellness for all ages. During this party, participants will utilize the ARC Instructional Kitchen to make their own personal pizzas, decorate their own cupcakes, try out a variety of healthy snack options, and learn how nutrition is fun and tasty!

Logistics
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up
  • Maximum of 8 participants ages 6-7, 10 participants ages 8-9 and 12 participants ages 10-12 years old
  • Two hour party
  • Food is included in the cost

For more info on the Instructional Kitchen, please call (217) 244-3998.

*Please contact us with any food-related allergies or sensitivities a minimum of two weeks in advance of your requested reservation. We will do our best to accommodate but we have a predefined menu for birthday parties. Please contact Alana Harris at apharri2@illinois.edu for any additional questions.

Cost

  • Members: $135
  • Non-Members: $170

Availability

  • Saturdays/Sundays:
    10am-12pm or 1-3pm

Ice Arena Skating Party

Have the coolest party ever! All packages are available during public skating times. Other special discounts from the Center Ice Cafe may be available for your group.

Logistics
  • Up to 8 skaters. See below for cost of additional skaters
  • Package includes admission and skate rental
  • Private area will be available throughout the skating session.
    • 1 reserved table per 8 people

To make arrangements and reserve your Skating Party, call (217) 333-2212 or complete the online Skating Party Request Form.

Cost

  • Members: $60
  • Non-Members: $75
  • Each Additional Skater:
    Member: $5 / Non-Member: $5.50

Policies

Fees
  • Children must be escorted by their guardians to the party location.
  • Ice Arena may accept reservations within 2 days of the requested date.
  • Prices do not vary.
Logistics
  • Call for special accommodations for groups of 20 or more.
  • No substitutions can be made.
  • Outside food is allowed.
Cancellation
  • If the party is cancelled 10 days or more before the scheduled date, a full refund will be given.
  • If the party is cancelled within 3-10 days of the scheduled date, a 50% refund will be given.
  • If the party is cancelled within 2 days of the scheduled date no refund will be given.

These packages not fitting your needs? Check out our Facility Rentals to see what else is available for groups.