Facility News

Public Open House on December 10th: Ackerman SFC Facility Improvements

The Glen Ellyn Park District is seeking feedback and input regarding potential facility improvements to Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center (ASFC). Read More »

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center will observe special hours of operation on Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving). The facility will resume normal hours of operation on Friday, November 29th. Read More »

Turkey Burn 2019

Join us for a morning of free, calorie-burning group fitness classes on Thanksgiving (November 28th, 2019)! Help support the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry by bringing canned and/or dry food donations to the event. Read More »

“Black Friday” Membership Special

Purchase an Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center membership on Black Friday (November 29, 2019), and receive your first month free!* This exclusive offer will only be available the day after Thanksgiving.

Ackerman SFC members enjoy access to the entire facility, including the 7,000 sq. ft. fitness center, the indoor rock-climbing wall, the open gym and turf hours, the elevated walking track, and more than 55 group fitness classes held each week. To purchase your membership, please visit the front desk between 5:00am and 9:00pm on November 29th. Read More »

Register Now for Winter Youth Basketball League

Is your child interested in playing basketball this winter? The Glen Ellyn Park District offers a Winter Youth Basketball League geared towards boys and girls in grades 1-8. Registration is open from now through Friday, November 1st. Read More »

Free Fitness and Kids’ Classes at Ackerman SFC on Nov. 2

The facility will be hosting its annual Open House, featuring complimentary group fitness classes, kids’ classes, mini massages courtesy of DuPage Healthcare, tours, and the opportunity to climb the indoor rock wall. Read More »

An Evening of Sports, Games, & Pizza just for Tweens

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center is hosting a Tween Night on Friday, October 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Pre-teens, ages eight to 12, will have the chance to participate in basketball, dodgeball, relay races, obstacle courses, and climbing the Ackerman Alps indoor rock wall. Pizza will be served for dinner. Read More »

Power Restored at Ackerman SFC, Facility Open

Power has been restored at Ackerman SFC and the facility is back open for regular hours of operation. Thank you for your patience!

Get Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid

While a medical professional is the best option for a person in need, it’s often the Good Samaritans and other first responders who help keep a patient stable until professional help arrives. This fall, the Glen Ellyn Park District is offering classes for ages 15 and up that will teach CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), how and when to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) device, and general First Aid. Skills learned will help attendees know how to handle the situation if a person near them is having a heart attack, or if the person is the victim of a bone fracture, a burn, or other medical emergency. Read More »

Gymnasium Floor Refinishing and Track Deep Cleaning

Some exciting news – we’re refinishing the gym floor and performing a deep cleaning of the indoor track! Due to these improvements, the gymnasium and track will be closed beginning on Wednesday, September 4th. The gymnasium will reopen on Sunday, September 8th and the indoor track on Monday, September 9th. We are always looking for ways to make our facilities better and provide quality experiences for our community, and we thank you for your patience during this process.

Winter Indoor Soccer League Registration

We’ve partnered with Chicagoland Indoor Soccer League to offer a Winter League at Ackerman SFC. Teams will play a 10-game regular season starting December 1, 2019. $1,395/team. Registration closes on September 21, 2019. For questions, please email niestromjohn@gmail.com. To sign up, please click here.

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 »