Where to Go Ice Skating: Indoor Public Skate, Free Outdoor Skating Rinks, and Special Refrigerated Ice Rinks

Outdoor Places to GoWinter

Lace up your skates and give these local ice rinks a twirl! Ice skating is a wonderful winter 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.

Our round-up of indoor, outdoor, and specially refrigerated outdoor rinks will answer your search for “ice skating near me” and 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 guide is sponsored by Village of Rosemont.

Ice Skating at Parkway Bank Park in Rosemont

Parkway Bank Park
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5501 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018

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: Rinks for Ice Skating 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.

Keep scrolling to find all of the details, including hours, open skate schedules, and more.

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks with Public Skate

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

The Edge Ice Arenas
735 E. Jefferson Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-8888

  • Admission fee is $5 for adult residents, $7 for adult non-residents, $4 for child residents, and $5 for child non-residents
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the monthly calendar for current public skate times.
  • Facility has multiple skating surfaces and two addresses, so double-check before you go.

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 $9/person
  • Skate rental is $4/person
  • Winter session public skate is every Friday from 7pm – 9pm; see the website for the schedule or to buy admission online

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 $7 (or $5 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

Triphahn Community Center & Ice Arena
1685 W Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

  • Admission is $5 when preregistering online or $7 at the door
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for the public skate calendar and to register in advance for public skate

Nicholas Sportsplex
1501 Feehanville Drive
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

  • Admission is $10
  • Skate rentals is $5
  • See the calendar on the main page of the website for public skate hours.

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

  • Advance admission fee is $10; punch cards are also available
  • Skate rental is $4
  • Advance online reservations are required

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

Oakton Ice Arena
2800 Oakton Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

  • $6/person public skate, $3 skate rental (credit and debit only; no cash accepted)
  • See website for schedule

Rolling Meadows Nelson Sports Complex
3900 Owl Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 818-3210

  • $10/adult public skate, $8/children 12 and under public skate, $4 skate rental
  • Check the calendar for public skate and events for both Nelson Sports Complex and West Meadows Ice Arena (below)

West Meadows Ice Arena
3939 Winnetka Avenue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 818-3200 x1441

  • $10/adult public skate, $8/children 12 and under public skate, $4 skate rental
  • Check the calendar for public skate and events for both West Meadows and Nelson Sports Complex (above)

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

Indoor 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!

Arlington Heights Outdoor Ice Rinks

Legacy Park at Arlington Ridge Center
660 N. Ridge Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Free skate

Camelot Park
1005 E. Suffield Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Hockey (with boards) and lights

Frontier Park
1933 N. Kennicott
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Free skate

Heritage Park
506 West Victoria
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

  • Free skate
  • Hockey (with boards) and lights
  • There is a push-button activator for the lights on a pole near the tennis courts

Hickory Meadows
1324 N. Hickory Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Hockey (no boards) with lights

Pioneer Park
500 S. Fernandez
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

  • Free skate with lights

Recreation Park
500 East Miner
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Hockey (short boards) with lights

Check the Arlington Heights Park District website to see the status of ice skating rinks.

Barrington Outdoor Ice Rink

Citizens Park
511 N Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL 60010

  • Check the website for the rink’s status.

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 Rink

Prince Pond
4941 Linscott Avenue

Elmhurst Outdoor Ice Rink

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

Elk Grove Village Outdoor Ice Rinks

Mead Park
1769 Gibson Drive
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

  • Hockey nets available
  • Check the website or call the Ice-Line at (847) 690-1179 to check rink status.

Glen Ellyn Outdoor Ice Rinks

Due to construction downtown, the Polar Plaza synthetic rink will not be returning to downtown Glen Ellyn for the 2023-24 winter season.

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

Hoffman Estates Outdoor Ice Skating

North Ridge Park Pond
1370 West Sturbridge Drive

Fabbrini Park Pond
1704 Glen Lake Road

Evergreen Park Pond
600 Washington Boulevard

Itasca Outdoor Ice Rinks

Community Athletic Fields
1375 N. Arlington Heights Road
Itasca, IL 60143

  • Two rinks
  • Hockey nets available
  • Check the website or call the Ice-Line at (847) 690-1179 to check rink status.

Lombard Outdoor Ice Rink

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

  • Has not announced plans for the 2023 season
  • 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.

Medinah Outdoor Ice Rink

Thorndale Park
22W130 Thorndale Avenue
Medinah, IL 60157

  • Open dawn to dusk, depending on the weather

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.

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

  • Lit and open until 10pm (push button to turn on lights)

Nike Sports Complex
288 West Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

  • Lit and open until 10 pm (push button to turn on lights)

Gartner Park
524 West Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

  • Not lit; closes one hour after sunset

Check the weather cancellations page for the current rink status of Naperville outdoor rinks.

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

Taylor Park
400 West Division Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Palatine Outdoor Ice Rink

Community Park Ice Rink
250 E Wood Street
Palatine, IL 60067

  • Check website for updates on rink openings, as well as free skating and hockey hours

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.

Schaumburg Outdoor Ice Rinks

Timbercrest Park Ice Rinks
120 W. Beech Drive

  • Two ice rinks installed when conditions are favorable
  • Parking available at Dirksen School, north of the park
  • Check the website for rink status

Ice Skating in Western Springs

Field Park
4335 Ellington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • Free ice skating rink
  • Check the Western Springs Park District social accounts for updates or stop by to see if the rink is ready

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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 if you bring your own skates, but you must reserve tickets online whether you bring your own skates or not.
  • $16–$20 for skate rental, $10 for Skate-aide rental
  • See website for hours and schedule, as well as info on limited free learn-to-skate sessions

Gallagher Rink at Wintrust Wonderland
3635 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613

  • Ice skating, ice bumper cars, curling, and more in the heart of Wrigleyville. See website for details.

Sky Rink at the Peninsula Hotel
108 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

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

Wonder City Rooftop Rink at Skyline Pitch
1457 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60642

  • Synthetic ice rink with views of the city, open daily
  • Ice skating, curling lanes, slapshot challenge, and holiday decorations
  • Prices vary based on age, activities, and whether skate rental is needed. Purchase tickets online.

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

Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park
5501 Park Place
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 349-5008

  • Free admission; skate rental is $8
  • See Facebook page for updates; they regularly post scheduled hours for the week
photo credit: Village of Rosemont

Ice Skating at the Sparkle Ice Festival
Impact Field
9850 Balmoral Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Christmas at Cantigny Ice Rink
Cantigny Park
1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

  • Rink available as part of the Christmas at Cantigny event, which includes a $10 parking fee.
  • Admission to the rink is $7; spectators are free. Skate rental is $3, and skate sharpening is $5. Figure skates and hockey skates are available for rent, starting with size 1.

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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