Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in the Southwest Suburbs

Kids back in school, holiday decorations are packed, and the last of the holiday treats have been eaten… but winter will be sticking around Chicagoland for a while! When I think of getting through these next few months, I think of ways to stay active and busy with my kids. What better way than hitting the ice rink?!  Ice skating is a wonderful activity for kids young and old. Many rinks, indoor and outdoor, offer open skate at varying times. Outdoor rinks can be weather dependent if they don’t have their own refrigeration system, so make sure to call or check the website before heading out. Lace up your skates and get out there!

Child skates at an indoor ice skating rink

Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Arctic Ice Arena
10700 160th Street
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 403-4231, ext 100

  • Open skate Monday- Friday 10:00am-12:00pm; Friday & Saturday 7:30pm-9:00pm; Saturday 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Adults $7, children $5; skate rental $2

Southwest Ice Arena
5505 West 127th Street
Crestwood, IL  60418
(708) 371-1344

  • Studio rink open skate Tuesday 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • NHL rink open skate Friday 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm, Sunday 7:10 pm – 8:40 pm
  • Open skate is $6 per session, skate rental is $3 per session
  • Public skate discounted punch card – 10 punch card for $50

Rocket Ice Skating Rink
180 Canterbury Lane
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 679-1700

  • Adult/youth (12 and up) $7, children $6; skate rental $3
  • Click here to check out the monthly open skate schedule, offering holiday hours and fun open skates

Homewood-Flossmoor Ice Arena
777 Kedzie Avenue
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 957-0100

  • Main arena public skate Friday 8:05 pm – 9:35 pm, Saturday 6:55 pm – 7:55 pm, Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • Admission $6, skate rental $4
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Oak Lawn Ice Arena
9320 South Kenton Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 857-5173

  • Admission $7, Senior/tot $5, skate rental $3; Move & Groove DJ night & other events as noted $9
  • Offering open skate, Adult Open Hockey, and All Ages Stick and Puck

Inwood Ice Arena
3000 West Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 741-7275, ext 305

  • Open skate Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 1:30 pm; Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Friday 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • General admission $6/5 (R), Children 5 years and under $3/2 (R)
  • Skate rental figure skates $3, hockey skates $4

Canlan Ice Sports
1581 West Normantown Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-4423

  • Admission Prices: Adults (13+) $8; Seniors and Military $6; Children (12 & Under) $6
  • Skate Rental: $3
  • Offering open skates almost daily, freestyle, hockey private ice, stick and puck, and adult rat hockey

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Orland Park

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
15600 West Avenue and Fun Drive
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 401-0043

  • Skating Monday-Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Skate rental $3
  • Skaters with their own skates may use ice rink daily beginning at sunrise. Rink closes when warming house closes.
  • Helmets and skate aids/walkers are available at the warming station
  • Click here to check skating conditions website

Frankfort

Ice Rinks at Main Park
140 Oak Street
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 469-9400

  • At the time of article, the rinks are currently closed due to weather conditions
  • Please continue to check the website for current information regarding rink opening

New Lenox

Christmas in the Commons
701 West Haven Avenue
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 485-3584

  • Rinks are open until Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • This synthetic ice skating rink will allow for skating no matter what the temperature is, and standard ice skates can be used on the rink.
  • Rink admission FREE; skate rental $5 cash/$5.50 credit card
  • Skate rental and concession hours Saturday and Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Refreshments available for purchase during rental hours
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Homewood-Flossmoor

Flossmoor Park
2523 Flossmoor Road
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 957-0300

  • No outdoor skating currently available.  Continue to check the website for current conditions.

Willowview Park
Highland Avenue & Willow Road
Homewood, IL 60443
(708) 957-0300

  • No outdoor skating currently available.  Continue to check the website for current conditions.

Matteson

*No information is currently available for these outdoor rinks, please contact the Village for further information

Memorial Park 
212 Place & Tower Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
(708) 283-4900

Notre Dame Park
Notre Dame Drive & Central Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
(708) 283-4900

Oakwood Park
4450 West Oakwood Lane
Matteson, IL 60443
(708) 283-4900

Woodgate Park
112 Central Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
(708) 283-4900

If you are interested in going to Chicago to ice skate, check out the following special rinks and make some memories!

Chicago

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Millennium Park
1 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 742-1168

  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • Hours through March 10, 2019:
    • Mondays–Thursday, 12 noon – 8 pm
    • Fridays, 12 Noon – 10 pm (ice skating lesson at 11 am)
    • Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 9 pm (ice skating lesson at 9 am)
    • Check the website for holiday times and ice resurfacing times
  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $13 Monday-Thursday; $15 Friday-Sunday and holidays
  • Lockers are available to rent for $1
  • Skate sharpening is available for $9
  • Hot chocolate and snacks are available at the Park Grill Cafe
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Sky Rink at the Peninsula
108 E Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888

  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • Hours through March 3, 2019:
    • Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 pm
    • Friday and Saturday noon – 9:00 pm
    • Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00pm
    • Holiday hours 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Skate rental is $20 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under) with proceeds benefitting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Hephzibah Children’s Association.
  • According to the website: “An icy white wonderland flanked by pretty illuminated pine trees and cute, colorful log cabins.”
  • Treats available for purchase at the chalet.
  • Four floors above Michigan Avenue

Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon
337 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • Hours through March 10, 2019:
    • Monday – Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
    • Friday: noon – 10:00 pm
    • Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    • Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Skate rental stops thirty minutes before close
  • Admission is free
  • Skate rental is $13 Monday – Thursday and $15 Friday – Sunday and holidays
  • $40/Fast Pass includes skates and locker for one person. Limited quantities available at select times. Only available 72 hours in advance. No refunds.
  • $90 package includes skates for two, lockers for two, two cups of hot chocolate, and fast passes. Limited quantities available at select times. Only available 72 hours in advance. No refunds.
  • No skate sharpening available

You’ll find more ice skating opportunities through the Chicago Park District online, too.

Looking for more ice skating rinks? Check out our ice skating guide for the western suburbs of Chicago. Or, find more winter fun for families!

About the Author

Kristen Sheehan
Kristen is a Burbank native who settled with her family in New Lenox in 2016. She loves her new neighborhood and could not be happier with her new home. Kristen and her husband have three amazing children – two daughters, ages six years and 18 months, and a four year-old son. She also has a furry shih-tzu baby, who is 11 years old. The kids are active and energetic, but Kristen enjoys providing a mix of structured play/activities and downtime at home. She is passionate about keeping her family healthy and happy. During the winter, Kristen likes to go sledding and skating – as well as experiencing indoor play spaces. During the summer, she loves getting outside with her family – playgrounds, festivals, fairs, picnicking, bike riding, and trips to the zoo. Her kids love helping in the kitchen, and Kristen enjoys cooking and baking with them!

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