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!
Old School in Libertyville
- Man-made lighted skating pond - Open daily until sunset when conditions allow - Entrance/parking lot: St. Mary's Road just south of Rt. 176, and north of Rt. 60 (Townline Rd.)
Jewett Park 836 Jewett Dr. - 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.
GRAYSLAKE PARK DISTRICT: Call 847.223.RAIN(7246)
Chesapeake Farms Chesapeake Farms subdivision - Open until sunset
Molly’s Pond Haryan Farms subdivision - Open until sunset
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
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.
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
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
Adler Memorial Park 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Warming Shelter - Concession Stand - Restrooms
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
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