Facility News

Give the Gift of Fitness!

An Ackerman SFC gift certificate is the perfect gift for anyone on your list! Available in any denomination, certificates are available for purchase at the front desk.

Thanksgiving Break Camps

Are you looking for fun things for your kids to do during Thanksgiving break? We’ve got you covered! Sign them up for a Thanksgiving Break Camp to make sure they have an enjoyable learning experience while they’re out of school. Read More »

The Turkey Trot is Right Around the Corner!

Join us for a free Thanksgiving morning tradition at Lake Ellyn Park! The Turkey Trot 5-Mile Predicto Race will kick-off at 8 a.m. sharp on November 28th. Read More »

Glen Ellyn Lakers and Midwest FC Supplemental Travel Soccer Tryouts Start October 15

The Glen Ellyn Lakers and Midwest FC competitive travel soccer teams are holding supplemental tryouts for U8 to high school players to finalize teams for the 2019-2020 year. Read More »

Serve, Hit, and Volley at a Free Platform Tennis Clinic

We’re offering free Platform Tennis clinics on Friday, September 20th to introduce new players to rules, techniques, and strategies of the sport! Taught by some of the area’s top professionals, the clinics will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. for juniors (ages 6-17), 6 to 7 p.m. for women, and 7 to 8 p.m. for men at Maryknoll Park, 845 Pershing Ave, Glen Ellyn. Advanced registration is required at www.gepark.org/register. Read More »

Climb for Halloween Treats on Oct. 19

Kids ages 5-11 will enjoy a morning of climbing and candy at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center (800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn) on October 19th, when the facility once again presents its popular Trick-or-Treat Climbs. Participants can scale the indoor rock wall in costume as they seek the sweet taste of success. The higher they climb, the better the treats! Registration is required for the one-hour events, which take place starting at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. The fee is $15 for Glen Ellyn Park District residents ($20 for nonresidents). Read More »

Thanksgiving Break Student Fitness Passes

For a limited time, students (age 14+) can purchase a 1-week pass to Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center for just $15! Passes must be purchased from November 20, 2019 to November 30, 2019 and include access to the 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the popular indoor rock-climbing wall, open gym/turf hours, and the elevated walking track. Also included are more than 50 group fitness classes held each week.

A valid high school or college ID is required to take advantage of this special offer and must be presented at time of purchase. To get started, please visit the front desk.

WERQ-ing to Support Breast Cancer Research

Back by popular demand, the Glen Ellyn Park District’s WERQ-a-thon will be held on Saturday, October 12th to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. For those unfamiliar with WERQ, it’s a fun, upbeat, cardio-based dance class with routines choreographed to popular hip hop and pop tunes. The WERQ-a-thon will take place from 12:15 – 2:15 p.m., giving participants plenty of time to dance, party, and raise money for breast cancer research at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center, 800 St. Charles Road, Glen Ellyn. Read More »

Labor Day Holiday Hours

Glen Ellyn Park District will observe special hours of operation on Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day). Read More »

Columbus Day Camps

While kids look forward to an extra vacation day from school, it’s important that they make good use of their time off. On Columbus Day (Monday, October 14th), the Glen Ellyn Park District will offer camp sessions that provide fun activities and athletic challenges for kids during their short break. Read More »

Sign Up Now for the New Fall Youth Basketball League

The Glen Ellyn Park District is excited to announce its Fall Youth Basketball League! This brand new league, geared towards boys and girls in grades 3-8, offers a shorter 6-week season for anyone interested in having extra preparation time before the 10-week Winter Basketball League program, and also gives new players a chance to try it out before committing to the Winter Basketball League. Read More »

Fall Co-Ed Field Hockey Registration Open for Grades 1-8

The Glen Ellyn Park District is now accepting registrations for Fall Co-Ed Field Hockey for grades 1-8. The program begins on September 5th and runs through October 20th. This popular sport is fast-paced and exciting, and builds skills on both an individual and a team level. Instruction emphasizes ball control, stick handling, offensive and defensive strategies, rules of the game, and physical conditioning. Read More »

School is out and fun is in with Winter Break Camps!

If you’re looking for an affordable way to keep your kids active and challenged during winter break, sign them up for our Ackerman Sports & Fun Winter Break Camps! Camps are available for single days, so you can book just the days you need around the holidays. Two 3-hour time slots are available on each day starting at 9am and 12:30pm. Campers sign up by age in either the sessions for ages 5-8 or for ages 9-12.

These fun athletic camps focus on basic sports and include creative athletic games with a twist. Read More »

“30 Days for $30” Student Fitness Special

Students (age 14+) can purchase a 30-day membership to Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center for just $30 from December 1, 2019 through January 15, 2020! Membership includes access to the entire facility, including the 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the popular indoor rock-climbing wall, the open gym and indoor turf field, and the elevated walking track. Also included are more than 50 group fitness classes held each week.

A valid high school or college ID is required to take advantage of this special offer and must be presented at time of purchase. To get started, please visit the front desk.

Get Ready to Register for Autumn Youth Classes at Ackerman SFC

From Parent and Tot Sports to the new Fall Youth Basketball League, there are tons of activities for kids, teens, and tweens to choose from at Ackerman SFC this fall. View this season’s offerings.

Sign your child up by July 20 for the 2K19 for Kids Fun Run

Kids will run a 1.25 mile race with fun, exciting, and age-appropriate challenges at each half mile on Saturday, August 3rd. The $20 resident fee ($25 for non-residents) includes a timing bib, t-shirt, 100-Year Anniversary drawstring backpack, and post-race snacks. The 2K19 for Kids Fun Run is open to ages 4-10. Space is limited. Sign up here by July 20th.

Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run Race Results

View the results from the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run by clicking here. Thank you to everyone that joined us for the race!

Independence Day Holiday Hours: July 4th, 2019

Ackerman SFC will be open from 7am-1pm on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Due to the holiday, there will be no group fitness classes and child care will not be available. For open gym/turf hours, please call (630) 317-0130. 

We hope to see everyone at the Freedom Four™ 4-Mile Run at Lake Ellyn Park. The run will kick off at 7:30am “sharp” on July 4. Registration will be accepted online for the race right up until start time, or register on-site at the event from 6am-7:30am. For additional Glen Ellyn Park District holiday hours, please visit www.gepark.org

July is Patriotic Month at Ackerman SFC

Wear red, white, and blue for a chance to win prizes in July including mini golf passes, Starbucks gift cards, Target gift cards, and Amazon gift cards. Click here to see which color(s) you need to wear on which days to be entered.

June Group Fitness Challenge

THE CHALLENGE: Take at least one class in 4 out of the following 5 categories: cardio, strength, flexibility, core, and dance. Once you complete the class, mark off the category on the Challenge Board outside the group fitness studio. PRIZES: Four winners who complete the challenge in June will be randomly selected to win a $20 Target gift card.

View the current group fitness schedule