Glide Through Winter at Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Skate at one of the many year-round rinks or one of the pop-up winter rinks for some family fun. There are so many different options to choose from in the area and even more in the city. Check out our list to find skate rentals and admission fees, when applicable, and the best ways to find out if the outdoor rink is open and ready. So grab your skates (or rent some) and don’t forget the hot cocoa for afterwards!

This article is sponsored by Oak Brook Park District.

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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

  • 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

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

  • Admission fee is $5 for Darien Park District residents and $7 for non-residents
  • Skate rental is $3
  • For the most part, public skate is weekdays 1:10 – 3:10 pm, but please double-check the Darien Sportsplex public skate schedule and call ahead to confirm.

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • Open skate hours (generally):
    • Monday-Friday 10:10am-12:40pm
    • Saturday & Sunday 3:30-5:00pm
  • Admission fee is $7 for adults (13 yr+) and $6 for children; punch cards are also available
  • Skate rental is $3
  • All Seasons Ice Rink public skate schedule

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Looking for more indoor activities? Check out our Indoor Activities for Kids Guide!

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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.

Burr Ridge

Palisades Park
Burr Ridge Park District
91st & Royal Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • Open dawn – 10 pm
  • Mon, Wed, Fri: Hockey activity allowed
  • Tues, Thursday: free skating – No hockey allowed when free skaters are on the premises
  • Saturday: free skating – dawn – 1 pm/Hockey allowed 1 – 10 pm
  • Sunday: hockey allowed dawn – 1 pm/free skating allowed 1 – 10 pm
  • Contact the Burr Ridge Park District for more information regarding ice skating at (630) 920-1969, X3

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

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
  • Portable restrooms
  • 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
  • Portable restrooms
  • 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.
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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.

Sunset Knoll
820 S Finley Road
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. 30 pairs of skates are available for free rental, but sizes and availability are not guaranteed.

Naperville

Centennial Park
500 West Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

  • December 15 – February 15, 2019
  • Lit and open until 10 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

Commissioners Park
3704 111th Street
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

The Oak Brook Park District Ice Rink is a seasonal feature of Central Park for the enjoyment of winter recreation lovers! Their rink features benches, overhead lighting, and unique under-ice lights. Come out and enjoy ice skating, hockey, curling, and other winter sports! Depending on the weather, the rink is open every day, dusk until dawn. A flag system is used to identify whether the rink is open – red flag means closed; green flag means open. For your safety and the safety of others, please always follow posted rules and obey posted flag. Thank you to their Ice Rink sponsors: Midwest Club Homeowners Association, Covington Court Community Association, and Timber Trails Merry Lane Property Owners Association.

Visit obparks.org/community-ice-rink for details and availability.

  • 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.

Oakbrook Terrace

Terrace View Park
Oakbrook Terrace Park District
1 Parkview Plaza
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Open December – February; call (630) 627-6100

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

  • 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

River Forest

Constitution Park
7715 Greenfield Street
River Forest, IL 60305

  • Hours through March 1, 2020: 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

Villa Park

Jefferson Park
341 North Harvard Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

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Wheaton

C.L. Herrick Park
Herrick Street & Armbrust Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Central Athletic Complex
500 South Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

  • Staff supervised ice rink hours: Monday-Thursday 4:30 – 8:00 pm, Friday 4:30 – 9:30 pm, Saturday 11:00 – 9:30 pm, Sunday 11:00 – 6:00 pm; holiday hours on the website.
  • Skating is free of charge; no skate rentals available.
  • Click here to see current ice conditions

Northside Park
1300 North West Street
Wheaton, IL 60187

Rathje Park
616 Delles Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Seven Gables
1750 South Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60189

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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.

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

  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • The ice rink is open Sundays 4:00- 9:00 pm through February 23, 2020: MLK and President’s Day 4:00 – 10:00 pm
  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $8
  • Many restaurants surround the rink that you can enjoy before or after skating

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

  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • Hours through March 8, 2020:
    • 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

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

  • Ice remains frozen during warmer weather because of refrigeration
  • Hours through March 8, 2020
    • Monday – Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 10:00 am – 10:00 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.
  • No skate sharpening available

Winterland Ice Rink at Gallagher Way
3635 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 388-8260

  • Hours: Monday – Thursday 3 – 9 p.m, Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m, Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Admission is free to children 12 and under. Must be accompanied by an adult. 13 and older is $6.
  • Skate rental is $12/person. Skate aids are available for $10/hour.
  • Skate sharpening is available for $20

Synthetic Ice Skating Rinks in Chicagoland

Sky Rink at the Peninsula
108 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2888

  • Synthetic ice rink
  • Hours are subject to change, it is recommended guests call (312) 337-2888 to confirm.
  • Skate rental is $20 for adults and $10 for children (12 and under) with proceeds benefiting Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Hephzibah Children’s Association.
  • According to the website, it’s a “pine tree winter wonderland and bathed in festive music and snowflake lighting .”
  • Treats available for purchase at the chalet.
  • Four floors above Michigan Avenue

Chicago Wolves Ice Skating Rink at Brookfield Zoo
8400 W 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 688-8000

  • Synthetic ice rink, called “Glice”
  • Open every day through January 27, 2020 from noon to 4:30 pm
  • Admission is $7 for all skaters in addition to zoo general admission.
  • You are welcome to bring your own skates and there are a limited number of skates are available for rental.
  • Skate rental is $5 (credit card only)

Skate Room
Stratford Square Mall
152 Stratford Drive,
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

  • Synthetic ice lets kids learn to skate without the chill
  • Admission is $15/person including skates, or $12/person if you bring your own skates
  • The rink is open daily; see the Skate Room website under “Hours of Operation” for open skate times

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

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

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