Twirl, Twizzle and Triple Lutz on the Lake County Ice

By: Jonathan Jones 01/29/2021

Did you know that Lake County has over 30 ice skating locations? On a beautiful winter's day, there's no better place to be scooting over frozen water. It is time to make your best U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Bradie Tennell triple axel impression. It's an opportunity to slap shot like Chicago Blackhawk's star Jonathan Toews. Whatever your favorite activity is on the ice, be sure to invite friends and family to create memories on the twirl, twizzle and triple lutz on the Lake County ice.






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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 on their website at  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.

Feel the breeze at these outdoor rinks.






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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. Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda - Man-made skating pond - Lighted and open until 9 p.m. daily when conditions allow - Main entrance: are located on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road - Go to east for entry into the Winter Sports Area Old School Forest Preserve 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.)  Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville - 16400 W Buckley Rd, Libertyville - Designated skating area is on the southern end of the lake - Open until dusk

  DEERFIELD:  Call 847-945-0650






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The ice rinks are ALMOST ready for you to enjoy this winter! As we wait for the ice to thicken, please stay off of the ice. We will let you know when it's time to grab your skates and head to the ice rinks as soon as they are ready for skating! ?

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Jaycee Park 1048 Wilmot Road - Lighted rink/hockey permitted 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. Lights at the rinks operate from 4-10 p.m. daily

FOX LAKE: CALL 224.225.1404

Fox Lake Ice Rink 17 E. School Ct.







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Jones Island Park 1415, 243 Harvey Ave. Chesapeake Farms Chesapeake Farms subdivision - Open until sunset Molly’s Pond Haryan Farms subdivision - Open until sunset

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.)

Viking Park 4374 Old Grand Ave.

Hunt Park Ice Rink 900 N. Hunt Club Rd.

LIBERTYVILLE:  Call 847.680.5267






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All rinks are unsupervised, and participants use them at their own risk Adler Memorial Park 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave. - Warming Shelter - Concession Stand - Restrooms Butler Park 810 Lake Street Libertyville Sports Complex 1950 N. Highway 45 -Ice Skating -Hockey Rink Nicholas-Dowden Park 748 Crane Blvd. - Ice skating rink - Hockey rink

LINCOLNSHIRE:  Call 847.913.2382






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Green flag will alert when open North Park 1025 Riverwoods Rd. Open until sunset

MUNDELEIN:  Call 847.566.0650






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How did you enjoy your day off of school? These kids spent it on the ice. Sled hill open too! #presidentsday #iceskating #hockey #mundelein #mundeleinparkdistrict #winter #free

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Keith Mione Community Park & Sports Complex Midlothian & Dunbar Roads

VERNON HILLS:  Weather Hotline 847.996.6616






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WAUKEGAN:  Call 847.360.4700






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Victory Park 1325 North Avenue - Open daily (weather permitting) 9 a.m. - sunset. Arbor Park 1151 S. Pleasant Hill Gate - Open daily (weather permitting) 9 a.m.-sunset Corinne J Rose Park 412 S. Lewis Ave. - Open Daily (weather permitting) 9 a.m.-sunset

Other locations to Twirl, Twizzle and Triple Lutz in Lake County






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To find other areas to twirl, twizzle and triple lutz or just play in the snow, continue here.  

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