Chicagoland Ice Skating Guide

 Posted by on January 4, 2016
Jan 042016
 

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Ice skating has become a favorite activity for our family come wintertime. We’ve taken lessons, explored many of the area rinks, and even had an ice skating themed birthday party for my daughter! Not only is it a nice cardio activity for Mom & Dad, it is also wonderful for building kids’ coordination, balance and strength. I think the mental benefits outweigh the physical ones though as it is just plain fun for all which is always good for the soul! There are many great indoor and outdoor venues to choose from. Here is a list of some of the best we have found locally. Grab your skates (or rent some) and don’t forget the hot cocoa for afterwards! Be sure to call to confirm rink status before going!

 

Indoor

Addison

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

  • Admission fee is $7 for 12 and up, $5 for ages 55 and over as well as 11 and under
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Chicago

McFetridge Sports Center
3843 N. California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 478-2609

  • Admission fee is $5 for ages 13 and older, $4 for ages 12 and younger, $2 for seniors 60 and older
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Darien

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

  • Admission fee is $5 for Darien Park District residents and $7 for non-residents
  • Skate rental is $2
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Downers Grove

Downers Grove Ice Arena
5501 Walnut Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois
(630) 971-3780

  • Admission fee is $6 (punch card is available)
  • Skate rental is $2
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Franklin Park

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

  • Admission fee is $6
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Glen Ellyn

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

  • Admission fee is $7 for adults, $5 for ages 55 and over as well as 10 and under (passes available)
  • Skate rental is $2.50
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Naperville

All Seasons Ice Rink
31W330 N Aurora Rd
Naperville, Illinois
(630) 851-0755

  • Admission fee is $7 for adults 12 and older (or by pass)
  • Admission fee is $6 for children 11 and younger
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Oak Park

Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex
Park District of Oak Park
415 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois
(708) 725-2300

  • Admission fee is $7 per person (or by pass)
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Woodridge

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

  • Admission fee is $7 for adults and $6 for 11 years old and under (passes are available)
  • Skate rental is $3
  • Check the website for public skate schedule

Outdoor

Burr Ridge

Palisades Park Ice Area
Burr Ridge Park District
91st & Royal Dr.
Burr Ridge, Illinois

  • 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

Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon

Ice skating opportunities through the Chicago Park District including the Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon: http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/facilities/ice-rinks/

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Millennium Park
Michigan Ave & Washington St
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 742-1168

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $12
  • Mondays through Thursdays: 12 pm — 8 pm
  • Fridays: 12 pm — 10 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am — 9 pm
  • Sundays: 10 am — 9 pm
  • Hot chocolate and snacks are available at the Park Grill Cafe.

McKinley Park
2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 747-5992

  • No admission fee
  • Skate Rental is $6
  • Open Skate Hours: Wed – Sun, 12:30 – 7:30 pm.

Midway Plaisance Park
1130 Midway Plaisance North
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 745-2470

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $6
  • Open Skate Hours: Sun. – Fri., 12 – 7 p.m., Sat., 1 – 9 p.m.

Mt. Greenwood Park
3724 W. 111th St
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 747-3690

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $6
  • Open Skate Hours: Wed. – Sun., 12:30 – 7:30pm

Riis Park
6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 746-5735

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $6
  • Open Skate Hours: Wed. – Sun. 12:30 – 7:30 pm

Rowan Park
11546 S. Avenue L
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 646-1967

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $6
  • Open Skate Hours: Wed. – Sun., 12:30 – 7:30 pm

Warren Park
6601 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 761-8663

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $6
  • Open Skate Hours: Wed. – Sun., 12:30 – 7:30 pm

Clarendon Hills

Hosek Park
Located between Ruby, Harris, Hudson and Western Avenues
Clarendon Hills, Illinois

  • Call (630) 323-2626 for ice rink conditions and hours.

Prospect Park
Located between Chicago, Prospect, Norfolk and Oxford Avenues
Clarendon Hills, Illinois

  • Call (630) 323-2626 for ice rink conditions and hours.

Downers Grove

Prince Pond
Downers Grove, Illinois

  • Hours are 8:30 am to 10:00 pm Sunday-Saturday
  • Ice rink hotline 630-963-0575

Whitlock Park
Downers Grove, Illinois

  • Hours are 8:30 am to 10:00 pm Sunday-Saturday
  • Ice rink hotline 630-963-0575

McCollum Park
Downers Grove, Illinois

  • Hours are 8:30 am to 10:00 pm Sunday-Saturday
  • Ice rink hotline 630-963-0575

Elmhurst

Eldridge Lagoon
Elmhurst Park District
363 Commonwealth Ln.
Elmhurst, Illinois

Glen Ellyn

Lake Ellyn
645 Lenox Road
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Check the Glen Ellyn Park District website for ice updates. Open skating will be designated by a green light atop the boat house.

Lake Foxcroft
2S540 Lambert Road
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Newton Park
707 Fairview Avenue
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Hinsdale

Burns Field
320 N Vine Street
Hinsdale, Illinois

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Check the Village of Hinsdale website for updates on rink conditions.
  • Supervised Warming House Hours: Monday-Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

LaGrange

Gilbert Park
Park District of LaGrange
41st and Gilbert Avenue
LaGrange, Illinois

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • Two rinks this year: one for hockey and one for figure skating (and kids)
  • The Park District 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.

LaGrange Park

Memorial Park
Community Park District of LaGrange Park
La Grange Road, 1 block south of Harding Avenue
LaGrange Park, Illinois

  • No admission fee
  • No skate rental
  • To check if the ice rink is ready to skate on call (708) 354-4580 ex. 300.

Lombard

Madison Meadow
Lombard Park District

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

Sunset Knoll
Lombard Park District

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

Naperville

The following ice rinks are lighted and open until 10:00 p.m.

Centennial Park
500 W. Jackson Avenue
Naperville, Illinois

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

Commissioners Park
3704 111th Street
Naperville, Illinois

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

Nike Sports Complex
288 W. Diehl
Naperville, Illinois

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

The following ice rinks are not lighted and close at dusk.

Meadow Glens
1303 Muirhead Avenue
Naperville, Illinois

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

Gartner Park
524 W. Gartner Road
Naperville, Illinois

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

Rotary Hill
440 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, Illinois

  • 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
  • Check the website for ice updates. 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, Illinois

Lindberg Park
1151 N Marion St
Oak Park, Illinois

Longfellow Park
610 S Ridgeland Ave
Oak Park, Illinois

River Forest

Constitution Park
7715 Greenfield St
River Forest, Illinois

Riverside

Big Ball Park
Riverside, Illinois

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00p.m.

Rosemont

MB Financial Park at Rosemont
5501 Park Place
Rosemont, Illinois
(847) 349-5008

  • No admission fee
  • Skate rental is $8
  • 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.

Villa Park

Lions Park
320 East Wildwood Avenue
Villa Park, IL
(630) 834-8970

  • Call or visit vprd.org to check ice conditions

Wheaton

Lighted Rinks:

Seven Gables
On Winner’s Cup Circle Map
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

Rathje Park
Roosevelt Rd. & Delles Rd.
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

C.L. Herrick Park
Herrick St. & Armbrust St.
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

Kelly Park
1100 Main St.
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

Northside Park
1300 N. West St.
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

Rinks Without Lighting:

Briar Patch Park
1700/1750 Briarcliff Blvd.
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

Hull Park
1400 Hull Dr.
Wheaton, Illinois

  • Call (630) 690-4880 for conditions/hrs.

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