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 28, 2014 - March 15th, 2015, 9am - 9pm! 

Updated City Skate Information   
City Skate is open! 

 Warming Shelter Hours for this week are:
 Monday 4pm-8pm
 Tuesday  4pm-8pm
 Wednesday  4pm-8pm 
 Thursday  4pm-8pm
 Friday  4pm-9pm 
 Saturday        12pm-9pm
 Sunday           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 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 

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


 16611  11/29 - 12/20  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  4-5
 16612  11/29 - 12/20  Sat  11:15 am - 11:45am  4-5
 16613  1/10 - 1/31  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  4-5
 16614  1/10 - 131  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
 16629  11/29 - 12/20  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 16630  11/29 - 12/20  Sat 11:15 am - 11:45 am  6 and up
 16631  1/10 - 1/31  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 16632  1/10 - 1/31  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