Description

Due to mechanical issues, the McKinley rink opening is delayed.  It is expected to open the first week of December. Please check back for updates.
 

MCKINLEY PARK ICE RINK PROGRAMS & REGISTRATION

NEW!  Pre-registration required for all programs including open skate.

Registration

Pre-registration is required for all programs, including open skate sessions. Reservations will be released on a rolling basis at noon on Mondays, for the sessions that run two weeks later.  Release dates are as follows:

Week of 11/29 - 12/5 REGISTER NOW
Week of 12/6 - 12/12 REGISTER NOW
Week of 12/13 - 12/19 REGISTER NOW
Week of 12/20 - 12/26 Releases on Dec. 6
Week of 12/27 - 1/2 Releases on Dec. 13
Week of 1/3 - 1/9 Releases on Dec. 20
Week of 1/10 - 1/16 Releases on Dec. 27 
Week of 1/17 - 1/23 Releases on Jan. 3
Week of 1/24 - 1/30 Releases on Jan. 10
Week of 1/31 - 2/6 Releases on Jan. 17
Week of 2/7 - 2/13 Releases on Jan. 24
Week of 2/14 - 2/21 Releases on Jan. 31 
Hours

Open November 26, 2021 - February 21, 2022 (weather permitting)
 

Regular Hours

Through Sunday, January 16, 2022 (Open Friday – Sunday only after Monday, January 17, 2022).  Open Skate times are broken into multiple shorter skate sessions.  Schedules are subject to change. 

 Sunday:  10 am – 11:30 am Rat Hockey
 12 pm – 6 pm Open Skate
 Monday:  Closed
 Tuesday:  Closed
 Wednesday:  3 pm – 7 pm Open Skate
 7:30 pm – 9 pm Rat Hockey
 Thursday:  3 pm – 7 pm Open Skate
 Friday:  2 pm – 9 pm Open Skate
 Saturday:  10 am – 10:45 am Stick & Puck
 10:45 am – 11:30 am Pond Hockey
 11:45 am – 12:30 pm Learn to Skate
 1 pm – 8 pm Open Skate

 

Holiday Hours 

All times listed below are open skate sessions only. No programs will be offered on these dates.

Friday, November 26, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, November 27, 2021     12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday, November 28, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Monday, December 20, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, December 23, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Friday, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve 12 pm – 4 pm
Saturday, December 25, 2021 – Christmas Day CLOSED
Sunday, December 26, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Monday, December 27, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Thursday, December 30, 2021 12 pm – 7 pm
Friday, December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Eve 12 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day 12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday, January 2, 2022     12 pm – 7 pm
Monday, January 17, 2022 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 12 pm – 7 pm
Monday, February 21, 2022 – Presidents' Day 12 pm – 7 pm

 

 

Programs


Pre-registration is required for all programs including Open Skate.

  • Open Skate
    Open to all ages. New for this year, pre-registration is required. Open Skate schedules and blocks are subject to change.
    Admission: Free
    Skate rental: $7 for all ages
  • Stick & Puck and Pond Hockey

    This combined program offers 45-minutes of Stick & Puck followed by 45-minutes of Pond Hockey for one price.  All players will be required to wear a helmet (those under 18-years of age must wear a HECC approved helmet with a full-face mask), shin pads, cup and hockey gloves.  Skaters must bring their own equipment, including hockey stick. Youth skaters may be on the ice with supervision.
    Admission (includes skate rental): $8 per person, $10 for adult & child

    • Stick & Puck:  Offers open access to the ice specifically for practicing stickhandling, skating and shooting skills. No scrimmage games or slap shots allowed. 

    • Pond Hockey Practice:  Practice non-contact battling up to 5-on-5 skaters. No slap shots or body checking allowed and hockey helmets are required. The program is open to children and adults and is offered in combination with the Stick & Puck program.

  • Rat Hockey
    Rat hockey is a pick-up game available for players 18-years-old and older.  All players will be required to wear a helmet, shin pads, cup and hockey gloves. Equipment is not provided. Slap shots are allowed. Body checking is not allowed.  A minimum of eight participants are required for rat hockey play. If eight participants are not registered the program will be canceled.
    Admission (includes skate rental): $10
  • Drop-In Learn to Skate Lessons
    This drop-in session provides instruction on the basics of balance, forward stride, starting, and stopping.  Recreational or hockey helmets, gloves and knee pads are recommended.
    Admission (includes skate rental): $10 
Accessibility

 

Wheelchair Icon An ice rink is considered accessible if it has an accessible path of travel onto the rink.

 

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, footrest and pusher handle. No usage charge.  Reservations required by calling (312) 442-2194.  Please call to reserve 24 hours prior to your visit to the rink.

 

 

Rules
  • Skate at your own risk.
  • Patrons are required to follow instructions of the Skate Assistants.
  • Skaters are not allowed on the ice when resurfacing is being completed.
  • Skating in a matter that endangers or interferes with the enjoyment experienced by other skaters is strictly prohibited.
  • No horseplay, game playing, excessive speed, roughness or skating in a dangerous or potentially dangerous fashion will be permitted.
  • No throwing snowballs or other objects at any time.
  • Hockey playing is not permitted during public skating sessions.
  • Only people wearing skates are allowed on ice skating rink surface.
  • No more than two people may skate together.
  • Skaters are prohibited from carrying children or secondary items (such as handbags, backpacks, cameras, cell phones, etc.) while on the ice.
  • Always skate with the flow directed by the Skate Assistants.
  • Skaters are to be continually moving and will not be allowed to stop for extended periods while on the ice.
  • No sitting on or leaning over the boards.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking are not permitted on skating surface.
  • No alcohol allowed on the premises.
  • Pets are not allowed on the premises.

 

Additional Information
  • Ice Skates 
    • Skates are available in child’s size 8 through men’s size 12.  Half sizes are not available. 

    • Figure and hockey skates are available.

    • Figure skates run true to size, hockey skates run about 1 size bigger than your shoe size.
       

  • Check-In Time
    • Skaters can check in 30 minutes before the start of their scheduled session
       

  • Skate Trainers/Walkers
    • Skate trainers/walkers are available for children who are new to skating.  These devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis at all rinks, at no charge.  Please inquire when visiting a rink.
       
  • Sled Assisted Skating
    • 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, footrest, and pusher handle. No usage charge.  Reservations are required by calling (312) 442-2194.  Please call to reserve 24 hours prior to your visit to the rink.
       
  • Rentals
    • For information on hosting a private event, please call the rink.

       

 

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Map & Facilities

McKinley Ice Rink

2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Chicago, IL 60609
United States

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(312) 747-5992