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Outdoor Ice Rinks • Not Weather Dependent 

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

Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 North Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614  (312)742-2000

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

Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon

337 E. Randolph Street Chicago, IL

  • 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
  • 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

MB Financial Park

5501 Park Place, Rosemont, IL 60018 (847)349-500

  • Admission to the rink is FREE. Skate rentals available for $8.00
  • Special Holiday Skating Dates and Hours
    • January 16th: 2 pm – 10 pm (Martin Luther King Day)
    • Friday: noon – 10:00 pm
    • February 20th: 2 pm – 10 pm (Presidents Day)
  • Open Skating on Sundays Only During Hockey
    January 8th, 15th, 22nd, February 5th, 26th
    Hours: 2 pm – 10 pm

Arboretum on Ice

100 W Higgins Road , South Barrington, IL 60010  (847) 426-6200 (located on the plaza between Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria and MAGO Grill & Cantina)

  • Hours through January 16th, 2017:
    • Monday – Friday: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    • Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • School Break Weekdays: 11am-10pm
  • Admission: $12 with skate rental, $8 without skate rental, $8 for children under 3

Watts Ice Center

Watts Center, 305 Randolph Street, Glencoe, IL 60022 (847) 835-4440

  • Open Skate (Main Rink):
    • Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 5:15 pm
    • Friday: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Parent-Child Skate  (Studio Rink):
    • Monday – Thursday: 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
    • Sunday: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Admission: Children (Ages 3-17) – $5, Adults (Age 18-65) – $8
  • Skate rental is $4

IceLand Skate Complex

8435 Ballard, Niles, IL 60714 (847) 297-8010

Ice Skating Rink at Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Mall

4905 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL 60077. The rink is located at the northwest end of the mall, adjacent to Bloomingdale’s east entrance. Weather Hotline: (847) 929-7999

  • Hours through January 16th, 2017:
    • Monday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Saturday: 1:00 am – 8:00 pm
    • Sunday: 1:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Admission is $2
  • Skate rental is $3

Outdoor Ice Rinks • Weather Dependent 

Algonquin

Artificial Outdoor Ice Rink
101 S Harrison St
Algonquin, IL 60102
847-658-2754
Open 6:00 am to dusk, except by special permission of the Board of Trustees

Arlington Heights
To check the open or closed status of the rinks please visit Ice Rink Report. If you have questions related to skating feel free to contact Alan Petersen, Director of Parks and Planning (847)577-3009 or John Robinson, Superintendent of Recreation (847)506-7870

Heritage
506 W. Victoria Ln.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Hickory Meadows
Douglas & Marion,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Pioneer
500 S. Fernandez,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Recreation
500 E. Miner,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Camelot
1005 E. Suffield,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Sunset Meadows
1501 W. Kirchoff,
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Buffalo Grove
The rink is located on the south side of the park off of Old Checker Road and lighted until 10:30 pm.

Willow Stream Park
651 Old Checker Road,
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 850-2100

Deerfield
To check the open or closed status of the rinks please visit Ice Rink Status or call Deerfield Park District at (847)945-0650

Briarwood Park
Greenbriar Dr & Eastwood
Deerfield, IL 60015
Jewett Park
836 Jewett Park Drive
Deerfield, IL 60015
Jaycee Park
1026 Wilmot Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
Patti Stryker (Pine St)
Pine & Hackberry
Deerfield, IL 60015

Des Plains
If you have questions about the ice, please call
Oakwood Maintenance Facility: 847-391-5744 (M–F, 8:30–3:00)
Administrative & Leisure Center: 847-391-5700 (M–F, 8:30–5:00)
Prairie Lakes Community Center: 847-391-5711 (M–F, 5:30–9:30; S/S 7:00–5:00)
Friendship Park Conservatory (847)298-3500

Bluett Park,
1408 Thayer Street
Des Plains, IL 60016
Cornell Park,
130 Stratford Street
Des Plains, IL 60016
Lake Park Golf Course & Marina,
1015 Howard Ave.
Des Plains, IL 60016
West Park,
651 S. Wolf Road
Des Plains, IL 60016

Des Plaines , IL 60018

Evanston 
You can access a recorded message regarding outdoor ice rink conditions by calling 847-859-7822, ext. 8, or click here.

Baker Park,
Forest Ave. at Keeney St.
Evenston, IL 60202
Bent Park,
Central St. at Cowper Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
Evanston, IL 60201

Elgin

Civic Center Plaza
120 E. Highland Ave.
Elgin, IL 6012
(847)931-6140
Located between Hemmens and City Hall

Elk Grove Village
Ice Skating daily from 7am – 10 pm. To check the open or closed status of the rinks , please click here, or call the IceLine at (847) 690-1179, and to observe the OPEN/CLOSED signs posted.

Audubon Park
300 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Olmsted Park
920 Cypress Ln
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Mead Park
1769 Gibson Dr
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Gurnee
For ice rink conditions, please click here or call Gurnee Park District at (847)623-7788

Betty Russell Community Park
5300 Pinewood Rd.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Hunt Club Park
900 N. Hunt Club Rd.
Gurnee, IL 60031
Viking Park
4374 Old Grand Ave.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Highland Park

Sunset Woods Park
1801 Sunset Road
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Hoffman Estates
To check ice condition, please click here or call Hoffman Estates Park district at (847)855-7500

South Ridge Park
1450 Freeman Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Highpoint Park
1704 Glenlake Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Evergreen Park
600 Washington Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

Itasca

Itasca Park District Waterpark
100 N. Catalpa
Itasca, IL 60143-1795
The Outdoor Ice Rink is located in the Waterpark parking lot. The rink is in place for the season. Please check the hotline for ice conditions at 630-616-7558 for opening and closing information.

Lake Bluff

Artesian Park
10 E Sheridan Pl,
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
Click here for current ice condition.

Lake Forest
Ice Rink Information Line (847)234-6702, ext 5

West Park
850 North Summit Ave.,
(located at Green Bay Road and Woodland Road)
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Lincolnwood

Henry A. Proesel Park,
7030 Lincoln Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Mount Prospect

Lions Park Ice Rink is open from 5am-11pm, weather dependent. Call the facility first to double check. Lions Recreation Center (847)632-9333.
For Woodland Trails Park Ice Rink  updates on rink conditions, call our Activities Hot Line at 847-255-2229 after 3:30p.m. on weekdays and after 11a.m. on weekends and holidays

Woodland Trails Park Ice Rink
1500 E Euclid Ave,
Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Lions Park,
411 S. Maple St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Northbrook
For weather conditions, call the recorded message hotline at (847)291-2985, ext. 3

Tower Rink Open Space
1247 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062

Northfield
For ice condition, please call Northfield Park District at 847-446-4428

Clarkson Park
1950 Willow Road
(Willow Road & Bristol Street)
Northfield, IL 60093

Park Ridge
Use the outdoor skating hotline at 847-825-9077 to check on which facilities are open or closed.

Northwest Park
1200 N. Dee Road
(Northwest Highway & Glenview),
Park Ridge, IL 60068
South Park
833 W. Talcott Road
(Talcott & Cumberland),
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Woodland Park
1200 N. Western Avenue,
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Palatine
There are two rinks, one for open public skating and one for hockey. Rinks will be open daily with lights until 10:00 pm. Green flag will be posted when skating conditions are good. Red flag will be posted when rinks are closed.

Community Park,
250 E. Wood Street
Palataine, IL 60067

Rolling Meadows

Nelson Sports Complex
3900 Owl Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Ice Arena: (847)818-3210

Wheeling
To check on ice conditions, call the 24-hour hotline at 847-537-2284 or check online at http://www.wheelingparkdistrict.com.

Heritage Park
333 W Dundee Road
(at the Heritage Park Sports Complex, Field #2)
Wheeling, IL 60090
(area is lighted and available until 10 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Waukegan
The outdoor ice rink at Victory Park is open daily from 9am-5pm. Please call (847) 360-4700 for more information.

Victory Park
1325 North Avenue,
Waukegan, IL 60085

Wilmette
Ice skates can be rented by the day ($15) or week ($35) plus a $5 maintenance fee per pair. For more information call Centennial Ice Rinks at 847-256-9666.

Mallinckrodt Park
1960 Elmwood Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
(north side of senior housing on Elmwood, parking available in the north lot)
Thornwood Park
2400 Thornwood Avenue
Wilmette, IL 90091
(off Thornwood Avenue, parking is available along Dartmouth Avenue)
Gillson Park
Sheridan Road and Michigan Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
(in the area west of the tennis courts)

West Dundee

Prairie Meadows Park
89 Village Quarter Rd.
West Dundee, IL 60118

Chicago

Maggie Daley Ice Skating Ribbon
Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
(312) 552-3000
McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
Millennium Park
Michigan Ave & Washington St
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 742-1168
McKinley Park
2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 747-5992
Midway Plaisance Park
1130 Midway Plaisance North
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 745-2470
Mt. Greenwood Park
3724 W. 111th St
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 747-3690
Riis Park
6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
(312) 746-5735
Rowan Park
11546 S. Avenue L
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 646-1967
Warren Park
6601 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, Illinois
(773) 761-8663

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