Glide Through Winter at Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

What better way to glide into 2021 than on skates! Check out these outdoor and indoor options for ice skating this winter. Ice skating a a great way for the whole family to head outside together (and, if you are like me on skates, fall together)! When you are venturing out to a local skating rink, make sure you pack warm clothes, two pairs of socks, and hot cocoa. Always check the rink’s website or phone line before leaving. Some rinks will need to close due to inclement weather conditions or warmer temperature in which the ice could melt. Remember, everybody falls, but the important part is teaching out children that when we get back up we are even stronger than before!

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Places to Skate in Chicagoland

Indoor Ice Skating Rinks in the West and Southwest Suburbs

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

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.

McFetridge Sports Center
3843 North California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 478-2609

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

  • Temporarily closed due to Tier 3 restrictions, but hoping to open later in the season.

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

  • Due to current restrictions,  Darien Sportsplex has postponed all programs until further notice.

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.

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

  • Public Skate is closed due to current regulations.

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

  • Public skate is currently suspended until Tier 3 mitigations are lifted.

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

  • Due to current restrictions, Center Ice has currently suspended public skate.

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

  • Not open to the public at this time.

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

Oak Lawn Ice Arena
9320 South Kenton Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 857-5173

  • Registration is required.
  • 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

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

  • All public skate is cancelled until mitigations have lifted.

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

  • Public skate times are subject times are subject to change, call (708) 403-4231 ext. 100 to confirm times.
  • 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 $3

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

  • No open skating at this time.

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

  • Call for reservations ahead of time.
  • Admission fee is $8 for adults and $7 for 11 years old and under, seniors, and veterans (passes are available)
  • Skate rental is $3 plus tax; skate scooter is $4
  • Seven Bridges Ice Arena public skate schedule

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

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Free Outdoor Ice 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.

Bloomingdale

Circle Park
163 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

  • Monday – Friday 1:30 pm – dusk, Saturday – Sunday 11:00 am – dusk. Designated Hockey Hours
  • Designated hockey times are Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Saturday 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Burr Ridge

Harvester Park
Burr Ridge Park District
15W400 Harvester Dr.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • This outdoor ice-skating area for younger children and parents that is 25% of the capacity of Palisades Park rink (which is closed for 2020/2021) and is not suitable for teen or adult play.  
  • Please check Harvester Park Kids skating area conditions on our website and/or recorded message at 630-920-1969.

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 10:00 pm.

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 10:00 pm.

Downers Grove

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 Lane
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”.  A green flag will be posted.  Staff inspects and documents the ice daily at the lagoon.

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 North Vine Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

La Grange

Gilbert Park
41st and Gilbert Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Two rinks: 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
Madison Street and Ahrens Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

  • To check if the ice rinks are ready to skate on, call (630) 995-9491.

Four Seasons
16th Street and Finley Road
Lombard, IL 60148

  • To check if the ice rinks are ready to skate on, call (630) 995-9491.

Lombard Lagoon
430 Marcus Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148

  • To check if the ice rinks are ready to skate on, call (630) 995-9491.

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

  • Open rink times are weather and volunteer dependent.
  • Free to the public, but donations are accepted.
  • Bring your own skates. Check their Facebook page for updates.

Naperville

Centennial Park
500 West Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

  • December 15 – February 15
  • Lit and open until 10:00 pm
  • 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

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

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

Nike Sports Complex
288 West Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563

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

Gartner Park
524 West 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

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

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • The rink is open from dawn- dusk, when a green flag is displayed.  If a red flag or no flag is shown, the rink is closed due to ice conditions.  Please call (630) 990-4233 for information.

Oak Park

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

Orland Park

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

River Forest

Constitution Park
7715 Greenfield Street
River Forest, IL 60305

  • Hours through March 1: 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. Check website for hockey and skate times.
  • The ice rink open/closed status will be posted on-site by a colored flag system

Villa Park

Jefferson Park
341 North Harvard Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Western Springs

Field Park
4335 Ellington Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

  • This is the first year that Western Springs Park District built an ice skating rink on the tennis court
  • First come, first serve up to 50 people
  • No skate rental available
  • Click here to see the rink status

Wheaton

Central Athletic Complex
500 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL

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Refrigerated Outdoor Ice Skating 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.

Bloomingdale Court Ice Rink by Olivo Tacos
364 W. Army Trail Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

  • Operating at a limited capacity
  • Open until end of February, weather permitting
  • Hours are 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday
  • Curling rink and free skating rink
  • Admission is $15 for 30 minutes of skate rental and ice time

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

  • Reservations are required in advance.
  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • Hours through March 2021
  • Admission is $5
  • Skate rental is $16
  • Locker rentals start at $5
  • No skate sharpening available

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

  • Operating at 25% capacity which is 50 people for open skate
  • Closed to the public every Monday for deep cleaning and sanitizing of the rink facility
  • Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing will be required & enforced
  • Non-resident skate rental is $3 and open skate is $5

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

  • Reservations required in advance.
  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration.
  • No admission fee, but a credit card is required for reservations.
  • Skate rental is $8.
  • Many restaurants surround the rink that you can enjoy before or after skating.

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

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Looking for more winter fun? Check out our Winter Activities Guide!

About the Author

Nicole Majewski
Nicole and her family live in Bloomingdale. She is a former teacher and now stay at home mom of three adorable kids. Her family loves to be outside, exploring nature and getting dirty. In the winter months, you will find them at the local library or an indoor play place.

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