2017 IHHF Bio Series: Terry Juliar

Terry Juliar
Builders’ Category ~ Class of 2017


On March 15, 1948, Terry Mel Juliar was born to Melbourne and Marion Juliar at Evanston Hospital. Terry was raised in Glenview and graduated from Maine Township High School in 1966. Terry was on the varsity baseball team and earned a scholarship to Buena Vista University College in Storm Lake, Iowa. He also attended Northeastern Illinois University from 1969-1971. In 1969 while attending college, Terry started working at Oakton Ice Rink in Park Ridge.

In 1971 Terry enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps reserves and was a Platoon Commander and received the Blues Award (a high honor). He received an honorable discharge in 1975.

Terry was a lineman with the World Hockey Association from 1971-1974.  Terry broke up a fight between Reggie Fleming and Bobby Hull in 1972, and he was very proud to say he did. He was also a referee with the American Hockey League from 1971-1976. Terry was traveling a lot for hockey games both out of town and in Canada. With his busy schedule at work he had to give up refereeing in 1976.

In 1972 Terry started working as the Assistant Manager for the Glenview Park District’s new indoor ice rink. In 1973, while teaching a hockey clinic, Terry met Carla, fell in love and they married in May of 1974. They were married 38 years, until his death in May of 2012.

In the fall of 1974 Terry became the Ice Rink Manager for the Wilmette Park District. The new indoor rink was being built at the time, so Terry managed two sheets of outdoor ice. The indoor rink opened in 1975. Terry worked for the Wilmette Park District for almost 38 years managing the ice rink, outdoor pools for several years, and as risk manager. In his years at Wilmette he worked very hard with the Wilmette Hockey Association, Loyola High School Hockey, Metro High School Hockey, UIC College Hockey and the Blackhawks. Terry also taught hockey classes until being manager demanded more of his time.

In 1986 Terry and Carla welcomed their daughter Jacqueline into the world.

Terry served many years on the executive board for the Ice Skating Institute of America, now ISI. He was on the ISI Executive Committee from 1990-2003. He received the Ice Skating Institute Man of the Year Award in 1980, their Benton Wilcox Award for Excellence in Management in 2001, and their President’s Award for Excellence in 2003. He was inducted into ISI’s Hall of Fame in 2014. The Centennial Family Aquatic Center was built in 2001 and Terry received the Best Waterpark Award from Aquatics International.


The IHHF Induction Dinner will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Belvedere Banquet Hall located at 1170 West Devon Avenue in Elk Grove Village beginning at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available by contacting Norm Spiegel at 847/269-2922 or e-mail Norm at jacole@comcast.net.



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