Urbana Park District, Champaign Park District, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, State Farm Center, Stephens Family YMCA, Virginia Theatre, Savoy Recreation Center Updates
As we all know, events around the nation are being cancelled and postponed. Below, we have posted information from our community partners across Champaign-Urbana related to upcoming events and programming.
Stephens Family YMCA Closes To Members
UPDATE: “Effective March 15, at 6:00PM, the YMCA will be closed to all members until the end of day on March 29th. We are hoping to open on March 30, but we are not clear if that will be possible at this time. This includes all programs and facilities.
Please know that this decision was not made hastily. We spent a great deal of time trying to determine how we can best serve our community. At the end of the day, we have decided to do that by fully participating in the social distancing practices that are being recommended by all levels of federal, state, and local government. We have been in contact with YMCA’s all over the country, and we think that this is the right course of action at this time. We know that this will not be a completely popular decision, but during this time we feel it is best. ”
Krannert Art Museum
UPDATE on March 15: To support social distancing practices, Krannert Art Museum will close to the public, effective immediately.
The Peabody and Kinkead entrances will be closed to the public on Monday morning. We regret the short notice, but this action is the most responsible one an arts institution and public engagement unit can take to protect our visitors and our team.
Krannert Art Museum’s dedication to research and engagement in the arts will continue for the moment through digital platforms, including on our website and social media.
Savoy Recreation Center Closed Until Further Notice
The Village of Savoy and the Recreation Center have decided to implement several measures to reduce the risk of transmission and risk due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding the coronavirs (COVID-19). At this time, the Village will cancel all activities and public access to the Recreation Center located at 402 W Graham Drive, Savoy. Effective Sunday, March 15, 2020 the Recreation Center will close until further notice. Our staff will be addressing all requests for refunds and possible credits due to the cancellation/postponement of memberships, programming, and rentals.
Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12
The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several precautions with our facilities, staff, and volunteers at the Urbana Park District to help keep our patrons safe.
All Urbana Park District programs, events and rentals are canceled and all indoor facilities will be closed March 14, 2020 through April 12, 2020, at which time the situation will be reassessed.
All Urbana Park District Offices are closed to walk-in visits, but staff be available to answer phones to handle registrations and refunds. Please go to UrbanaParks.org for information.
Urbana Park District will offer full refunds for all canceled programs and pro-rated refunds to programs in progress.
For information about affected programs, rentals, and facilities, please contact staff at (217) 367-1544.
Champaign Park District cancels programs, events and rentals through April 12; buildings to be closed through March 31
To continue to be proactive in our community’s health, all Champaign Park District programming and rentals will be cancelled effective March 14, 2020 through April 12, 2020. This includes spring break camps.
All Champaign Park District indoor facilities will be closed to the public effective March 14, 2020 through March 31, 2020, at which time the situation will be reassessed.
Polling places will remain open for voting purposes only. Parks, paths and playgrounds will remain open to the public.
This closure includes all Champaign Park District programming and rentals. Programs may be subject to rescheduling or refunds.
The Champaign Park District will continue to staff the facilities from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday during this period to respond to phone calls and emailed questions and requests from community members. For information on affected programs, rentals, and facilities, please contact staff at the applicable facility or call 217-398-2550.
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts cancels all public performances through end of the semester
All public performances at Krannert Center the remainder of this semester are canceled. If any performances become available by way of streaming or other technology, we will share that information as soon as possible. While this action is necessary and wise, we are of course deeply saddened not to be able to help create experiences of joy and community in person at this time.
If you hold tickets for events this spring and would like to help Krannert Center, Illinois Theatre, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, Dance at Illinois, School of Music, Sinfonia da Camera, and Champaign-Urbana Symphony weather the significant financial challenges that this situation creates, please consider declining your refund, thereby donating the cost of the tickets. If you would like to take this action, please contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 (800/KCPATIX) or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 25. Ticket Office staff will be happy to register this donation. Thank you in advance for considering this option.
CHAMPAIGN PARK DISTRICT’S VIRGINIA THEATRE TO SUSPEND PUBLIC EVENTS
Champaign, IL—The Champaign Park District is suspending all public events scheduled at the Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, Illinois, 61820, beginning Saturday, March 14, 2020, through Sunday, May 10, 2020.
The Champaign Park District has been closely following Center for Disease Control and Champaign-Urbana Public Health District guidelines concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented district-wide public health measures among its facilities, staff, and volunteers.
To continue in this effort to minimize the risk of community spread of the Coronavirus, the Park District has taken the further step of working with its community presenting partners to suspend all public events at the Virginia Theatre March 14 through May 10, at which time the situation will be reassessed.
Announcement Regarding Upcoming Shows at State Farm Center
In accordance with the guidance of the State of Illinois, The University of Illinois System, and other local and state public health officials, the State Farm Center is announcing today the following event updates to protect the health and wellbeing of our patrons, staff, and performers:
-The Price is Right Live – March 12 – CANCELLED
Ticket holders will be refunded the full price of their ticket purchase. Please allow up to 30 days for the refund to be processed. Refunds will be issued using the method of payment used at the time of purchase. Anyone who arrived at the venue and paid for parking on site or purchased pre-paid parking passes will receive a refund as well. Any questions regarding refunds should be addressed to the Illinois Ticket Office – 866-ILLINI-1 or email@example.com.
State Farm Center is currently working to RESCHEDULE this event at a later date. Tickets for the original show scheduled for March 12 WILL NOT BE VALID for the rescheduled date. However, we will attempt to make special arrangements to give ticket holders for the March 12 show the opportunity to purchase ahead of the public for the rescheduled date.
-Justin Moore & Tracy Lawrence – March 28 – POSTPONED
State Farm Center is currently working to reschedule this event at a later date. Tickets for the original show scheduled for March 28 WILL BE VALID for the rescheduled date. Refunds WILL NOT be issued at this time. Once a rescheduled date is set, an announcement will be made and ticket holders will be contacted. Additional questions will be addressed at the time of the rescheduled date announcement.
-The Color Purple – Part of the WCIA 3 Broadway Series – April 9 – POSTPONED
State Farm Center is currently working to reschedule this event at a later date. Tickets for the original show scheduled for April 9 WILL BE VALID for the rescheduled date. Refunds WILL NOT be issued at this time. Once a rescheduled date is set, an announcement will be made and ticket holders will be contacted. Additional questions will be addressed at the time of the rescheduled date announcement.
-Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour – April 19 – POSTPONED
State Farm Center is currently working to reschedule this event at a later date. Tickets for the original show scheduled for April 19 WILL BE VALID for the rescheduled date. Refunds WILL NOT be issued at this time. Once a rescheduled date is set, an announcement will be made and ticket holders will be contacted. Additional questions will be addressed at the time of the rescheduled date announcement.
-An American in Paris – Part of the WCIA 3 Broadway Series – May 1 – NO CHANGE AT THIS TIME
For more information related to COVID-19 from the University of Illinois, please visit covid19.illinois.edu