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Outdoor Ice Rinks in Lake County

By: Jonathan Jones 01/28/2014

Did you know that Lake County has over 30 outdoor ice skating areas?  On a beautiful winter’s day, there’s no better place to be than enjoying the beautiful scenery and making memories with friends and family while ice skating on an outdoor rink.

Before heading out to the ice, there are a few things you need to know! 1. - Always call ahead to make sure that the rink is open 2. – Check the ice conditions with the weather hotlines below.  If there's a weather advisory, it might be a good idea to try an indoor activity, until it clears up a little. (Check out alternative things to do here!) 3. – Bundle up and if you’re skating with little ones, stick to some of the rinks with warming houses.

Lake County Forest Preserves Ice Skating Ice must be at least 4 inches thick on ponds (and in some places, 6 inches) for ice skating.  Be sure to call the Winter Sports Hotline at 847.968.3235 for current weather conditions!

ANTIOCH: 847-395-2160
The rink will be opened daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. for general skating, and will be open for hockey between the hours of 8-10 a.m. and 8 - 10 p.m. daily provided a permit is obtained from the Parks and Recreation office (806 Holbeck Dr.)
  DEERFIELD:  Call 847-945-0650

Always good playing some outdoor puck

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Jewett Park 836 Jewett Dr. - Lighted rink

Jaycee Park 1048 Wilmot Road - Lighted rink

Patti Stryker Park Pine and Hackberry - Unlighted rink

Briarwood Park 199 Carlisle Ave. 

Insider Tip!  There’s a warming house at Jewett and Jaycee Parks for those colder winter days.  Here are the hours for the Warming House:

Regular Warming House Hours at Jewett and Jaycee Monday-Thursday: 4 - 9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday: 4 - 10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Cambridge Lake Park College Trail subdivision - Open until sunset

Chesapeake Farms Chesapeake Farms subdivision - Open until sunset

Molly’s Pond Haryan Farms subdivision - Open until sunset

Life lesson from the pond: If you're going to fall, fall with style. #PondHockey #SkateClinic

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Jones Island Park Corner of Harvey St. and Alleghany Rd. - Hockey and family skating rinks - Lighted rink - Open until 10 p.m.


GURNEE PARK DISTRICT:  Ice Rink Hotline 847.599.3774

3 reasons I started to pack my lunch: 1. My wife makes awesome food 2. Saves money and 3. 10 minutes to eat, 20 minutes to skate ?

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Betty Russell Park - 5300 Pinewood Rd. (at the corner of Pinewood and Lawson Blvd.) - Skating rink - Hockey rink - Warming Shelter with restrooms

Esper Petersen Park (In lieu of Viking Park) Located at the corner of Grand and Old Grand Avenue.

University Park Located at University Avenue and Este Street.

Christine Thompson Park Located at the corner of Woodlawn and Belle Plaine Ave.

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LAKE BLUFF:  Call 847.234.4150 Artesian Ice Rink 10 Sheridan Road - Warming house with restrooms - Hockey permitted during supervised skating hours, not on main rink

Warming Shelter Hours Day Supervised                                                           Unsupervised Monday-Tuesday    3:30 – 6:45 p.m.                9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday  3:30 – 9:00 p.m.               9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday      10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.                 None Sunday         10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.                None

LAKE FOREST: Call 847.234.6702

Another day, another dolla. @jnewtown

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West Park 850 Summit Ave. - Warming house with restrooms - Lighted Rink - Hockey boards

West Park Warming House Hours Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 9 p.m. Friday 3:30 - 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday 12 - 9 p.m.

LIBERTYVILLE:  Call 847.680.5267 All rinks are unsupervised and participants use them at their own risk

Lemons, lemonade, etc. #NovemberSnow

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Adler Memorial Park 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Warming Shelter - Concession Stand - Restrooms

Butler Park

810 Lake Street

Nicholas-Dowden Park 748 Crane Blvd. - Ice skating rink - Hockey rink

LINCOLNSHIRE:  Call 847.913.2382 Green flag will alert when open Spring Lake 49 Oxford Dr. Open until sunset

LINDENHURST:  Call 847.356.6011 Millennium Park - 201 Country Place Lane - Open until dusk - Warming shelter and bathrooms - Green flag will alert when open

Engle Memorial Park - 2200 E. Grass Lake Road - The Haven Hockey Rink

John Janega Memorial Park 205 Hickory Dr. - Designated pond area near gazebo - Green Flag will be flown when open

MUNDELEIN:  Call 847.566.0650 Keith Mione Community Park & Sports Complex Midlothian & Dunbar Roads - Hockey and open skate visit website for schedule - Open until 9 p.m. weather permitting

Diamond Lake Sports Complex Routes 60/83 - Open until 9 p.m. weather permitting

ROUND LAKE:  Call 847.546.8558


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Harts Hill Park - 761 W. Hart Rd. - Lighted rink - Open until 9 p.m. - Green flag will alert when open

VERNON HILLS:  Weather Hotline 847.996.6616

WAUKEGAN:  Call 847.360.4700  Victory Park 1325 North Avenue - Open daily (weather permitting) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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