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Outdoor Ice Rinks are Proudly Sponsored by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ice Rinks

Excited to start ice skating outdoors?  The 2014-2015 outdoor ice rink season opens November 28 (weather permitting).

Get ready to skate away at seven outdoor rinks throughout the city. Open skates and exciting events will be available at all outdoor rinks.  Many rinks will also provide Learn to Skate programming, as well as Pond Hockey and Rat Hockey. Sled assisted skating, which allows people of all abilities to skate together, is available.  Learn more below. Don't forget about year-round skating opportunities at the McFetridge Sports Center indoor rink.

New skating experience coming!  The Maggie Daley Park ice skating ribbon (in Grant Park) will open December 2014.  Learn more about Maggie Daley Park.

Advertise at the rinks. Get your name in front of thousands who skate in the parks throughout the winter.  Learn more about affordable advertising opportunities available at most outdoor rinks.  

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Total of 8 facilities.

Wentworth Ice Rink

Wentworth Ice Rink

Location Notes: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Facility Phone: (312) 747-6993

Park: Wentworth Park

Notes:

Opening of the Wentworth rink is delayed until mid-December 2014.

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Open Skate Fees:

  • Admission: adults $3; children and students with valid ID free; seniors & military $1 discount
  • Skate rental: $6 for all ages
  • Special - Adult admission with skate rental: $7
  • Special - Family Skate Fridays, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., price: $10 per family (includes skate rental)
     

View rink schedules which include program hours and open skate hours.
 

Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change.  Check back for updates or contact the individual ice rinks.

 

Notice Valid From: 3/31/2014 - 4/1/2024


EVENTS:

 

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PROGRAMS:

 

Learn to Skate

  • Learn to skate lessons will be offered before select open skate sessions at most rinks.
  • Admission: $10; includes skate rental (based on availability) and entry to the following open skate session.
  • This drop-in session provides instruction on the basics of balance, forward stride, starting and stopping, and backward skating.  It is open to all ages and to both hockey players and ice skaters. Recreational or hockey helmets, gloves and knee pads are recommended.
     

Stick & Puck and Pond Hockey

  • This combined program offers 45 minutes of Stick & Puck followed by 45 minutes of Pond Hockey for one price.
  • Admission (includes skate rental): $7 per person, $10 for adult & child.
  • Recreational or hockey helmet required. Hockey equipment recommended.
  • Stick & Puck offers open access to the ice specifically for practicing stickhandling, skating and shooting skills. No scrimmage games or slap shots allowed. Youth skaters may be on the ice with supervision.
  • Pond Hockey is more like the neighborhood pick-up game and is less competitive than rat hockey. No slap shots or body checking allowed and hockey helmets are required. Program is open to children and adults.
     

Rat Hockey

  • Rat hockey is available for adult players ages 18 & older, to play pick-up games. Full hockey equipment is required, and slap shots are allowed. No checking permitted.
  • Admission (includes skate rental): $10. 
     

View rink schedules which include program hours and open skate hours.
 

Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change.  Check back for updates or contact the individual ice rinks.

Notice Valid From: 4/1/2014 - 5/1/2024

Sled assisted skating allows people of all abilities to skate together.  These specialty sleds for both children and adults are designed with a foot guard, ABS bucket seat, foot rest and pusher handle. No usage charge; applies however advance reservations are required by calling (312)747-6993.

Notice Valid From: 7/26/2014 - 12/31/2024

The following holiday hours apply for all outdoor rinks.

 

Monday, Dec. 22 - Tuesday, Dec. 23:
12 - 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve - Wednesday, Dec. 24:
12 - 5 p.m.

Christmas Day - Thursday, Dec. 25:
All ice rinks will be closed

Monday, Dec. 29 - Tuesday, Dec. 30:
12 - 5 p.m.

New Year's Eve - Wednesday, Dec. 31
12 - 5 p.m.

New Year's Day - Thursday, Jan. 1
12 - 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day - Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
12 - 5 p.m.

Washington's Birthday - Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
12 - 5 p.m.


Regular hours apply for all other days.

View regular rink schedules which include program hours and open skate hours.

View the schedule for McFetridge Sports Center's indoor rink.

 

Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change.  Check back for updates or contact the individual ice rinks.

Notice Valid From: 11/4/2014 - 12/31/2024