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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
November 20th, 2017-March 4th, 2018 (weather depending) 

Updated City Skate Information

City Skate is closed for the season! Thank you and we will see you next Winter! 

Please check back or contact the City Skate Hotline at 847-931-6140 for updated ice conditions and warming shelter hours. 

 Warming Shelter Hours for this week are:
 Monday CLOSED
 Tuesday CLOSED
 Wednesday CLOSED
 Thursday CLOSED
 Friday CLOSED
 Saturday CLOSED
 Sunday CLOSED
*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 12:00 pm 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 7:00pm-9:00pm and on Sundays from 6:00pm-8:00pm 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, contact Jeff Rau at 847-531-7009 or by email at
Click here to download the 2017 City Skate Rental Agreement 

Rental Rates

Group Size

Rental Fee

1-50 people $100 Resident, $120 Non-Resident
51-160 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 #  Date  Day


WI174601 12/2-12/23  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  4-5
WI174602 12/2-12/23  Sat  11:15 am - 11:45am  4-5
WI184603 1/13-2/17  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  4-5
WI184604 1/13-2/17  Sat  11:15 am - 11:45am  4-5

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 #  Date  Day  Time  Age
WI174641  12/2-12/23  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am  6-18
WI174642 12/2-12/23  Sat 11:15 am - 11:45 am  6-18
WI184643 1/13-2/17  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am 6-18
WI184644 1/13-2/17  Sat 11:15 am - 11:45 am 6-18

Private Lessons
Would you like a smaller teacher to student ratio? We now offer private lessons for groups of 1 - 4. Participate one on one with one of our instructors. Price includes skate rental. Please call Jeff Rau at 847-531-7009 for more information or to schedule your private lesson.
 Age: 4 and up 
 Resident Fee: $40 per 1/2 hour per person
 Non-Res Fee: $48 per 1/2 hour per person 
 Add'l Person: $10 per 1/2 hour