Ice Skating Rinks for Families in the Western Suburbs

We have so many great ice skating rinks to choose from! From indoor to outdoor rinks, you will find a great place to glide around, get some exercise, and have fun with your kids. Skate rental and admission fees are listed, when applicable, and the best ways to find out if the outdoor rink ice is frozen and ready is also included. So grab your skates (or rent some) and don’t forget the hot cocoa for afterwards!

 

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks

Addison Ice Arena

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

Carol Stream Ice Rink

540 E. Gundersen Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 682-4480

  • Not currently offering public skate due to ice time being occupied with a large number of hockey leagues, private rentals, and skating lesson times.

McFetridge Sports Center

3843 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-2609

Darien Sportsplex

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

Downers Grove Ice Arena

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

  • Not currently offering public skate due to ice time being occupied with a large number of hockey leagues, private rentals, and skating lesson times.

Franklin Park Ice Arena

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

  • Hours:
    • Monday 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    • Tuesday 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Wednesday (2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month only) 7:20-8:50 pm
    • Thursday 11:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Saturday 2:00-3:30 pm and 8:30-10:00 pm
    • Sunday 2:00-3:30 pm
    • Click here for holiday schedule
  • Admission fee is $6 ($4 with Resident Pass)
  • Skate rental is $3 (Discount Skate Rental Card $30 for 15 Rentals)

Center Ice of DuPage

1N450 Highland Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-9696

All Seasons Ice Rink

31W330 N Aurora Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 851-0755

  • Hours:
    • Monday-Friday 11:30am-12:50pm
    • Saturday & Sunday 3:30-5:00pm
  • Admission fee is $6 for children 11 and younger and $7 for adults 12 and older (or by pass)
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

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

  • Hours:
  • Admission fee is $7 per person (or by pass)
  • Skate rental is $3 (or by rental pass)
  • New for this year, parents and tots only!  $4 for children, parents free!  All parents must be accompanied by children and all children by parents. Monday’s & Friday’s 9:15-10:15am
  • Noon skates are held every Monday-Friday each week during the school year. Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM *Not held when School’s out skate is offered or the weeks of 12/26-1/6.

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

6690 S. Route 53
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 271-4400

 

Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

* Rinks with an asterisk are not weather dependent

Burr Ridge

Palisades Park

Burr Ridge Park District
91st & Royal Dr.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • Open dawn – 10pm
  • Mon, Wed, Fri – Hockey activity allowed.
  • Tues, Thurs – free Skating – No hockey allowed when free skaters are on the premises
  • Saturday – free Skating – Dawn – 1pm/Hockey allowed 1 – 10pm
  • Sunday – hockey allowed Dawn-1pm/free skating allowed 1 – 10pm
  • Contact the Burr Ridge Park District for more information regarding ice skating (630) 920-1969

Chicago

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink*

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

  • Hours through March 5, 2017:
    • Mondays–Thursday, 12 Noon–8pm
    • Fridays, 12 Noon–10pm (ice skating lesson at 11am)
    • Saturdays (November 19–January 7), 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
    • Saturdays (January 14–March 4), 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
    • Sundays, 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
    • click here for holiday hours
  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $12
  • Lockers are available to rent for $1
  • Skate sharpening is available for $9
  • Hot chocolate and snacks are available at the Park Grill Cafe

Lincoln Park Zoo*

  • Hours through February 26, 2017:
    • Fridays: 4–8 p.m.
    • Saturdays and Sundays: noon-8 p.m.
    • Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day): noon-8 p.m.
    • Monday, February 20 (Presidents’ Day): noon-8 p.m.
  • Admission is $5 for all ages
  • Skate rental is $5
  • Skate past ponies and glide next to goats at our rink at the Farm-in-the-Zoo
  • Warm up in the Main Barn with winter drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Sky Rink at the Peninsula*

108 E Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888

  • Hours through February 26, 2017:
    • Friday and Saturday noon-9pm
    • Sunday 10am-3pm
  • Skate rental is $15 for adults and $10 for children
  • An icy white wonderland flanked by pretty illuminated pine trees and cute, colourful log cabins
  • Four floors above Michigan Avenue with views of the iconic John Hancock building and cityscape

Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon*

337 E. Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois

  • Hours through first week of March, 2017:
    • 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
    • click here for holiday hours
  • Admission is free
  • Skate rental is $12 Monday – Thursday and $14 Friday – Sunday and holidays
  • $35/Fast Pass includes skates and locker for one person. Limited quantities available at select times. Only available 36 hours in advance. No refunds.
  • $90 package includes skates for two, lockers for two, tumblers with hot chocolate, and fast passes
  • No skate sharpening available

More ice skating opportunities through the Chicago Park District can be found here: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/

Clarendon Hills

Hosek Park

Located between Ruby, Harris, Hudson and Western Avenues

  • Call (630) 323-2626 for ice rink conditions and hours. Updates are also posted on the Clarendon Hills Park District Facebook Page.
  • Approximately 3 to 5 days of sub 32 degree temperatures are required
  • Open signs will be displayed and the entrance gate will be unlocked when ice rinks are available.
  • Lights are on a timed energy saver system and are available with the push of a button from dusk until 10:00pm.

Prospect Park

Located between Chicago, Prospect, Norfolk and Oxford Avenues

  • Call (630) 323-2626 for ice rink conditions and hours. Updates are also posted on the Clarendon Hills Park District Facebook Page.
  • Approximately 3 to 5 days of sub 32 degree temperatures are required
  • Open signs will be displayed and the entrance gate will be unlocked when ice rinks are available.
  • Lights are on a timed energy saver system and are available with the push of a button from dusk until 10:00pm.

Downers Grove

Prince Pond

4941 Linscott Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

  • Hours are 8:30 am to 10:00 pm daily
  • Look for the green flags for safe ice skating conditions
  • Ice rink hotline (630) 963-0575

Whitlock Park

40th Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

  • Hours are 8:30 am to 10:00 pm daily
  • Look for the green flags for safe ice skating conditions
  • Ice rink hotline (630) 963-0575

McCollum Park

6801 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516

  • Hours are 8:30 am to 10:00 pm daily
  • Look for the green flags for safe ice skating conditions
  • Ice rink hotline (630) 963-0575

Elmhurst

Eldridge Lagoon

Elmhurst Park District
363 Commonwealth Ln.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Check the Elmhurst Park District website to see when the lagoon is suitable for skating or call the Wagner Community Center at (630) 993-8901. Skating is permitted when the ice reaches a consistent thickness of 8”

Glen Ellyn

Lake Ellyn

645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Lake Foxcroft

2S540 Lambert Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Newton Park

707 Fairview Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Hinsdale

Burns Field

320 N Vine Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

La Grange

Gilbert Park

41st and Gilbert Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Two rinks this year: one for hockey and one for figure skating (and kids)
  • The Park District of La Grange tweets about the rink and says that’s the best way to find out when the ice is ready to skate on. Even if you don’t have a twitter account, you can still check what they are saying. Click here to get their current update.

Lombard

Madison Meadow

Madsion Street and Ahrens Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

  • To check if the ice rinks are ready to skate on, call (630) 620-7322.

Sunset Knoll

820 S Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

  • To check if the ice rinks are ready to skate on, call (630) 620-7322.

Naperville

Centennial Park

500 W. Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

  • Lit and open until 10pm
  • 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.
  • Call the Rainout Line for current rink conditions: (630) 883-4242

Commissioners Park

3704 111th Street
Naperville, IL 60564

  • Lit and open until 10pm
  • Call the Rainout Line for current rink conditions: (630) 883-4242

Nike Sports Complex

288 W. Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

  • Lit and open until 10pm
  • Call the Rainout Line for current rink conditions: (630) 883-4242

Gartner Park

524 W. Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

  • Closes at dusk
  • Call the Rainout Line for current rink conditions: (630) 883-4242

Meadow Glens

1303 Muirhead Avenue
Naperville, IL 60565

  • Closes at dusk
  • Call the Rainout Line for current rink conditions: (630) 883-4242

Oak Brook

Central Park

Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Rd.
Oak Brook, Illinois

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Click here for current ice status. They have a flag (either red or green) on the right hand side of the site that lets you know if the rink is open or closed and the time it was updated.

Oakbrook Terrace

Terrace View Park

Oakbrook Terrace Park District
1 Parkview Plaza
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental

Oak Park

Austin Gardens

167 Forest Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

Longfellow Park

610 S Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304

Taylor Park

400 W Division St
Oak Park, IL 60302

River Forest

Constitution Park

7715 Greenfield St
River Forest, IL 60305

  • Hours through March 1, 2017: open daily 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Use of the rink is divided during the day between free skate and hockey use.
  • The ice rink open/closed status will be posted on the Park District Field Status Hotline at (708) 802-1314, and on site by a colored flag system

Riverside

Big Ball Park

Longcommon Road and Delaplaine Road
RiversideIL  60546

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00p.m.
  • The east half of the rink where the goal is located is designated for hockey and the west half is reserved for ice skating

Rosemont

MB Financial Park*

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

  • Hours:
    • Monday-Thursday: 4 – 9 p.m.
    • Friday: 4 – 10 p.m.
    • Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Sun: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $8

Villa Park

Jefferson Park

341 N. Harvard Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park

318 E. Kenilworth Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Both rinks are currently under construction. In an effort to create rinks that are safe, we respectfully request that skaters wait to use both rinks until the Village of Villa Park announces they are ready for skaters. Please contact (630) 834-8970 for more information. Click here to check the status on the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Facebook Page.

Westmont

Behind the Park District Community Center

75 E. Richmond St.
Westmont, IL 60559

Click here to see the red or green lights for family and hockey rinks or you can click here to check the Westmont Park District Facebook Page

Wheaton

Bestler’s Pond

26W108 Tomahawk Drive
Wheaton, IL 60189

C.L. Herrick Park

Herrick St. & Armbrust St.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Central Athletic Complex

500 S Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Northside Park
1300 N. West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Rathje Park
616 Delles Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Seven Gables
1750 S Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60189

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