City Skate

City Skate is an outdoor rink located on the Civic Center Plaza between Hemmens and City Hall. The refrigerated skating system will allow for a longer skating season than a naturally frozen rink. Warming shelter hours will be available at City Skate. During the warming shelter hours, skate rental is available in exchange for shoes, ID and $4. Please note that no hockey playing is allowed at City Skate. This includes skating with a hockey stick.

Operating Dates
December, 1st 2018-March, 2nd 2019 (weather depending)

Updated City Skate Information

City Skate is CLOSED!

Warming Shelter Hours for this week are:

4pm - 8pm
4pm - 8pm
4pm - 8pm
4pm - 8pm
4pm - 9pm
12pm - 9pm
12pm - 6pm

*Hours may vary due to private rental schedule. The ice rink will be closed to the public on Saturday mornings during ice skating lessons.

During School District U-46's holiday break and non-school days, the warming shelters are open beginning at Noon daily.

*Ice may need maintenance during open skate hours. Rink may be closed during inclement weather. Please contact the Parks and Recreation Information Line daily for updated ice conditions at City Skate, 847-931-6140.

City Skate Rentals
Did you know that you can rent out the City Skate Ice Rink? City Skate is available for rent on Saturdays from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and on Sundays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on a first come first served basis. Reservations must be secured at least one week in advance. Fee includes skate rental for all participants. For more information on rates and availability, email Jeff Rau or call at 847-531-7009.

Click here to download the City Skate Rental Agreement

 Rental Rates

Group SizeRental Fee
1-30 people$100 Resident, $125 Non-Resident
30-50 people$138 Resident, $166 Non-Resident

Preschool Ice Skating Lessons
This class is designed for the first experience on the ice without parents. Ice skate rental is included in the fee.

Course Number  Date DayTime Age
WI00047331/5-2/9Sat10:00 am - 10:30 am5-8
WI00047341/5-2/9Sat11:00 am - 11:30 am5-8

Youth Ice Skating Lessons
This class is for the skater who has never skated or had lessons. Balance as well as forward and backward movement is taught, along with beginning stop. Ice skate rental is included in the fee.

Resident Fee: $55

Non-Resident Fee: $61

Course Number  Date Day Time Age
WI00047531/5-2/9Saturday's10:00 am - 10:30 am.9-13
WI00047541/5-2/9Saturday's11:00 am - 11:30 am.9-13