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 Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) indoor pool, or dangle in the air at the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) rock climbing wall — there’s bound to be a party to meet your needs. Plus, with flexible party packages available, you can customize a plan that fits your event perfectly.

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, bubble benches, and a volcano fountain. Each two-hour party package includes access to the pool area, as well as a private party room.

For more info about your Aquatic Center party, please contact Sherry at (217) 333-2263 or view the Party Agreement (PDF).

Pricing

  • Maximum of 15 swimmers.
  • Members: $115
  • Non-Members: $145

Availability

  • Fridays: 6-8 pm
  • Saturdays/Sundays:
    1-3 pm or 4-6 pm

ARC Climbing Wall

Throw a party that’s anything but ordinary at the ARC’s state-of-the-art Climbing Wall. The brand new structure was designed to offer a fun challenge and the various routes offer excitement. Our packages include 2 hours of climbing with 2 qualified belayers and a party area adjacent to the wall. Additionally, all equipment is provided and included in the price.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

For more info on the Climbing Wall, please contact Sherry at (217) 333-2263 or view the Party Agreement (PDF).

Pricing

  • Members: $150
    for up to 10 participants

    • $10/person after initial 10
    • Maximum of 20 climbers.
  • Non-Members: $195
    for up to 10 participants

    • $10/person after initial 10
    • Maximum of 20 climbers.

Availability

  • Saturdays/Sundays:
    10 am-Noon or 12:30-2:30 pm

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! Parties are 2 hours and all food is included.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

For more info on the Instructional Kitchen, please contact (217) 333-2263.

Pricing

  • Members: $135
    for up to 8 participants

    • Maximum of 8 participants.
  • Non-Members: $170
    for up to 8 participants

    • Maximum of 8 participants.

Availability

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

Ice Arena

Skating Parties

Celebrate your party the COOL way with a skating party at the Ice Arena. Parties are available during all open skating times and a skating instructor is available for $20/ hour. The facility offers three separate party package options in order to offer a plan that fits your budget. Each package includes admission, skate rentals, and a private skating area. Some packages also include refreshments.

View party packages.

Reserve Skating Party

Illini Hockey Parties

Have your party at an Illini Hockey game. Packages include game tickets, food, and party space. Parties are available Friday and Saturday evenings during Illini Hockey home weekends.

For more information and skating or hockey package details, view Ice Arena Party Packages or call (217) 333-2212.
Reserve Hockey Party
All parties require a $50 deposit and children must be escorted by their guardians to the party location.

An expedited processing fee of $25 will be added to parties booked within 10 days for Climbing Wall, Aquatic Center, Kitchen and Ice Arena Sweet and Deluxe parties. With the exception of Ice Arena Basic parties, no other party reservations will be taken within 2 days of the requested date.

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

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