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 5th - March 6th, 2016, 9am - 9pm! 

Updated City Skate Information
City Skate is closed for the season! We hope you enjoyed your time at City Skate and we will see you next year! 

 Warming Shelter Hours for this week are:
 Monday CLOSED
 Tuesday  CLOSED
 Wednesday  CLOSED
 Thursday  CLOSED
 Friday  CLOSED
 Saturday        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

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


 19128  11/29 - 12/19  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  4-5
 19129  11/28 - 12/19  Sat  11:15 am - 11:45am  4-5
 19130  1/9 - 2/13  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  4-5
 19131  1/9 - 2/13  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
19132  11/28 - 12/19  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 19133  11/28 - 12/19  Sat 11:15 am - 11:45 am  6 and up
 19134 1/9-2/13  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 19135 1/9-2/13  Sat 11:15 am - 11:45 am  6 and up

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:  3 and older
 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