Ice Skating Near Me: Indoor Public Skate, Free Outdoor Skating Rinks, and Special Refrigerated Ice Rinks

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Now that it’s a new year, why not try a new cold weather activity? Lace up your skates and give these local ice rinks a twirl! Ice skating is a wonderful wintertime activity for families, and it definitely leaves everyone tired and happy. Plus, there’s nothing better than warming up afterwards with hot chocolate and marshmallows – Pretty sure that’s my son’s favorite part! Our round-up of indoor, outdoor, and specially refrigerated outdoor rinks will keep you skating no matter the weather. Be sure to check ahead of going for open skate hours at indoor rinks and weather conditions that can close outdoor rinks.

This article is sponsored by the Village of Rosemont.

Skating in the Park

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district celebrates the holiday season with the return of its Chicago Wolves Ice Rink! Admission to the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink is free. You are invited to bring your own skates and skate rentals are also available on-site for $8 a pair. Click here for the schedule with dates and times.

Places to Ice Skate in Chicagoland

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Map: Ice Skating Rinks Near Me

Are you searching for the best ice skating rinks near Chicago? Check out this map! Click on the upper left-hand corner to view the list of addresses in each category, or keep scrolling to get all the info on each rink.

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks with Public Skate

We created this handy graphic with a top line summary for each rink, but keep scrolling to find all of the details, including hours, open skate schedules, and more.

Addison Ice Arena
475 South Grace Street
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 543-9200

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

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

  • Admission is $8/person
  • Skate rental is free
  • Winter session public skate is every Friday from 7pm – 9pm; see the website for the public skating schedule

Darien Sportsplex
Darien Park District
451 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 789-6666

  • Admission is $5 for residents and $7 for non-residents
  • $3 skate rental
  • See website for schedule and call (630) 789-6666 to verify days and times

Franklin Park Ice Arena
Park District of Franklin Park
9711 Waveland Avenue
Franklin Park, IL 60131
(847) 671-4268

  • Admission is $6 (or $4 with resident pass)
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Season passes and rental punch cards available
  • See the website for the schedule; can also call ahead to confirm

Center Ice of DuPage
1N450 Highland Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-9696

  • $15/admission; during the Sunday Family Skate Special, kids 12 and under, seniors 55+, and veterans can receive discounted $10 admission
  • Skate rental is $4, skating scooter renter is $5
  • Public skate hours available; see the calendar or call the front desk at (630) 790-9696

All Seasons Ice Rink
31W330 N Aurora Road
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 851-0755

Paul Hruby Ice Arena at RCRC
Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex
Park District of Oak Park
415 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 725-2300

  • $8/person public skate, $5/person noon skate; skate rental $3
  • Punch cards and season passes available
  • See website for schedule or to book online in advance

Willowbrook Ice Arena
201 63rd Street
Willowbrook, IL 60527
(630) 581-5044

  • $7/person public skate, $3 skate rental
  • Public skate usually happens on Fridays and Sundays. Check their daily calendar for available days and hours. Please note that “open freestyle” is for competitive skaters and “public skate” is open to the public.

Seven Bridges Ice Arena
6690 S. Route 53
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 271-4400

  • $15/admission; during Family Skate Nights, kids 12 and under, seniors 55+, and veterans can receive discounted $10 admission. Punch cards available.
  • Skate rental is $4; skate scooter is $5
  • See public skate page for schedule

Ice Arenas Not Currently Offering Public Skate

Carol Stream Ice Rink
540 East Gundersen Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 682-4480

  • Not currently offering public skate, but they do offer hockey leagues, private rentals, and skating lesson times. Check the website to see if availability opens.

Downers Grove Ice Arena
5501 Walnut Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 971-3780

  • Not currently offering public skate, but they do offer hockey leagues, private rentals, and skating lesson times. Check the website to see if availability opens.

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Free Outdoor Skating Rinks in the Western Suburbs

Please note that most of these rinks require several days of very cold temperatures in order to open. We’ve provided info for you to check online or call ahead before you head over. Most rinks do not have skate rentals, so bring your own skates!

Bloomingdale Outdoor Ice Rink

Circle Park
163 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 1:30pm-dusk, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-dusk, with designated hockey hours on Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5pm, Saturday 2:30-5pm, and Sunday from 11am-2pm.
  • Bloomingdale Park District displays a green or red flag at the rink to let everyone know if it’s open or closed. You can also check their status page to see if the rink is open.

Burr Ridge Outdoor Ice Rinks

Harvester Park Ice Rink
Burr Ridge Park District
15W400 Harvester Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • Click here to check rink conditions or call (630) 920-1969 to find out if the rink is frozen and open for skating.

Fara Family Park Ice Rink
15W457 91st Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • This rink is for younger children and parents and is not suitable for teen or adult play. Click here to check rink conditions or call (630) 920-1969 to find out if the rink is frozen and open for skating.

Clarendon Hills Outdoor Ice Rinks

Hosek Park
Located between Ruby, Harris, Hudson and Western Avenues

Prospect Park
Located between Chicago, Prospect, Norfolk and Oxford Avenues

Downers Grove Outdoor Ice Rinks

Doerhoefer Park
Located on Venard Road, north of Ogden Avenue; park in the Venard Road parking lot

McCollum Park
6801 S. Main Street
Located on the basketball courts near the playground; park in the north lot near Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf

Prince Pond
4941 Linscott Avenue

Elmhurst Outdoor Ice Rink

Eldridge Lagoon
Elmhurst Park District
363 Commonwealth Lane
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Glen Ellyn Outdoor Ice Rinks

Polar Plaza
Crescent Parking Lot (just west of Main Street)

  • Special synthetic surface mimics ice and does not require refrigeration or very cold temperatures
  • Open Wednesday, November 25, 2022 through Monday, February 14, 2023
  • Iceless curling also available
  • No skate rental available, but you can check with Paul’s Shoe Service in Glen Ellyn, as they have used skates for sale and exchange.
  • See Polar Plaza webpage for hours and rainout line info.

Lake Ellyn
645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Lake Foxcroft
2S540 Lambert Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Newton Park Natural Ice Rink
707 Fairview Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Hinsdale Outdoor Ice Rink

Burns Field
320 North Vine Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Lombard Outdoor Ice Rink

Corner Ice
Lombard Christian Reformed Church
2020 South Meyers Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 495-3080

  • Open rink times are weather and volunteer dependent. See the website or Facebook page for updates.
  • Free to the public, but donations for the York Township Food Pantry are accepted.
  • Bring your own skates.

Naperville Outdoor Ice Rinks

Centennial Park
500 West Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

  • Lit and open until 10pm (push button to turn on lights)
  • Hockey and broomball play is allowed only at the two boarded rinks at Centennial Park. A third rink at Centennial Park is for free skating only. No pucks or sticks are allowed on free-skating areas.
  • Check the weather cancellations page for current rink status.

Wolf’s Crossing
3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road
Naperville, IL 60564

Nike Sports Complex
288 West Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

Gartner Park
524 West Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

Meadow Glens
1303 Muirhead Avenue
Naperville, IL 60565

Oak Brook Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Oak Brook Park District Ice Rink at Central Park
Oak Brook Park District
1500 Forest Gate Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523

  • Open from dawn to dusk when a green flag is displayed.  If a red flag or no flag is shown, the rink is closed due to ice conditions.
  • Call (630) 990-4233 for information.

Oak Park Outdoor Ice Rinks

Austin Gardens
167 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Longfellow Park
610 South Ridgeland Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304

  • As of January 3, 2023, ice rink liners to hold the water had not been installed due to weather conditions. Staff plans to evaluate the weather and decide about installing liners the first week of January.
  • Check for current conditions/closures online.

Taylor Park
400 West Division Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

  • As of January 3, 2023, ice rink liners to hold the water had not been installed due to weather conditions. Staff plans to evaluate the weather and decide about installing liners the first week of January.
  • Check for current conditions/closures online.

River Forest Outdoor Ice Rink

Constitution Park
7715 Greenfield Street
River Forest, IL 60305

  • Use of the rink is divided during the day between free skate and hockey use. Check website for hockey and skate times.
  • Red flag means closed, green flag means open.

Western Springs Outdoor Ice Rinks

Field Park Ice Rink
4335 Ellington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • First come, first serve up to 50 people
  • Hours: 8am until dusk
  • Designated for hockey Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as well as Sundays from 8am-noon; no open skate during those times
  • Click here to see the rink status

Forest Hills Park Ice Rink
5016 Central Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • First come, first serve up to 50 people
  • Hours: 8am until dusk
  • Designated for hockey Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as Saturdays from 8am-noon; no open skate during those times
  • Click here to see the rink status

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Refrigerated Outdoor Ice Rinks near Chicago

Looking for a special opportunity to go skating? These outdoor rinks are refrigerated so they are available even in warmer winter temperatures! If you are looking for a unique ice skating experience, check out the options below.

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

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park
Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison
Chicago, IL 60602

  • Admission is free, but online advance tickets are required
  • See website for hours and schedule, as well as info on limited free learn-to-skate sessions
  • $16–$20 for skate rental, $10 for Skate-aide rental

The Rink at Gallagher Way
3635 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613

  • Ice skating, ice bumper cars, and curling in the heart of Wrigleyville. See website for schedule.
  • Purchase admission at the rink
  • Children 12 and under are free; ages 13+ are $6
  • Rink access and skate rental: 5 tickets or $20
  • Rink access only: 3 tickets or $12

Sky Rink at the Peninsula Hotel
120 E Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Synthetic ice rink open on weekends
  • Reservations not required, but call the hotel at (312) 337-2888 to confirm current hours and pricing
  • Skate rentals range from $10 to $20

Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink
3400 S 53rd Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804

  • See Facebook page for updates
  • Admission is $1 for residents and $5 for non-residents.
  • Skate rentals are $1 for residents and $3 for non-residents.

Elmhurst YMCA
211 W. First Street
Elmhurst, IL, 60126
(630) 834-9200

  • Check their Facebook page for updated open skate schedules
  • Call the rink hotline for skating status: (630) 834-9214
  • Members are free, non-member adult is $7, non-member youth is $5
  • Skate rentals are $5

Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 349-5008

Central Athletic Complex
500 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

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For more winter fun, check out our Winter Activities Guide!

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