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 25, 2013-March 7, 2014

Updated City Skate Information
Due to the warm temperatures and the ice conditions, City Skate is now closed for the Season.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Thank you for a great season and we will see you next Winter. 

Warming Shelter Hours for this week are:
Monday-Thursday                           Closed
Friday                                               Closed
Saturday                                           Closed
Sunday                                             Closed

Hours may vary by 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.

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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 7:00-9:00pm and on Sundays from 6:00-8:00pm 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 Delaney Lehman at 847-531-7008 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


 14377  11/30 - 12/21  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 14378  11/30 - 12/21  Sat  11:15 am - 11:45am  6 and up
 14383  1/11- 2/1  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 14384  1/11-2/1  Sat  11:15 am - 11:45am  6 and up

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
 14379  11/30 - 12/21  Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 14380  11/30 - 12/21  Sat  11:15am - 11:45am  6 and up
 14381  1/11-2/1  Sat  10:30 am - 11:00 am  6 and up
 14382  1/11-2/1  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 Delaney Lehman at 847-531-7008 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