Glide Through Winter at Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

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Lace up your skates and give these local ice rink a twirl! Ice skating is a wonderful wintertime activity for families, and it definitely leaves everyone tired and happy. 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.

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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.

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

  • Admission is $6/person (or a 10-punch card for $50)
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Call (708) 371-1344 to confirm days and times

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

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

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.

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

  • Admission is $6 (or $3 with resident pass)
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Season passes and rental punch cards available
  • See the website for the schedule

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

  • Limited public skate hours available; see the calendar
  • $15 for cosmic skate and adults during family skate, $10 for ages 12 and under, 55+, and veterans during family skate
  • Skate rental is $4, skating scooter renter is $5

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 included
  • Season passes available
  • See website for schedule

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

  • Admission fee is $15 for ages 13+ and $10 for 12 years old and under, seniors, and veterans (passes are available)
  • Skate rental is $4 plus tax; skate scooter is $5
  • See public skate page for schedule

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

  • Public skate is not currently available; check the website for updates.

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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. Most rinks do not have skate rentals, so bring your own skates!

Bloomingdale Outdoor Ice Rink

Circle Park
163 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Burr Ridge Outdoor Ice Rink

Harvester Park’s Fara Family Park Ice Rink
Burr Ridge Park District
15W400 Harvester Dr.
Burr Ridge, IL 60527

  • The Fara Family Park Ice Rink is area for younger children and parents and is not suitable for teen or adult play.  Call (630) 920-1969 to check conditions.
  • The bigger Harvester Park Ice Rink is currently closed.

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

  • Check the ice rink page for the rink’s current status.

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 tennis courts in the northwest corner of the park; park in the north lot near Miner Mike’s Adventure Golf

Prince Pond
4941 Linscott Avenue

Elmhurst Outdoor Ice Rinks

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 24, 2021 through Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Iceless curling also available
  • No skate rental available
  • See Polar Plaza webpage for hours and rainout line info

Lake Ellyn
645 Lenox 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 10:00pm
  • 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

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

Taylor Park
400 West Division Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

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
  • Designated for hockey Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4–5pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 8–9:30am; 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

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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.

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
  • $13–$15 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
  • $12 skate rental, $2 bag check, and $10 penguin skate aids

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; the rink plans to open for 2022
  • In 2021, non-resident skate rental was $3 and open skate was $5

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

  • Open skate is Friday nights from 8:15-9:15pm and Saturdays from 1:30-3:30pm (there’s a member open skate on Fridays from 7-8pm also), but we recommend checking their calendar as dates/times are subject to change. For example there is no open skate January 7-8 because of extreme low temperatures.
  • Admission is $5 for kids and $7 for adults
  • Skate rental is available for $5

The Forge: Lemont Quarries
1001 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439

  • Maximum of 30 people per session
  • Open skate is $10/person for a 40-minute skate
  • Skates included with all rentals

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

  • Open Sundays only, January 9 – February 27 from 4–9pm
  • Skate rental is $8
  • See Facebook page for updates

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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