Outdoor Skating

Outdoor Skating

General Information

Skating and sledding facilities are open December 20 through February 28 (weather permitting).

How will you know when you can skate?

Please note the following:

The rinks may close periodically for maintenance, such as shoveling or adding a top coat of water (which will need time to freeze).

The rinks do not have an underground refrigeration system. Making ice is reliant on weather temperatures. If temperatures are above freezing (32° F), we cannot maintain the ice.

Weather Guidelines: Seasonal facilities will be open when wind chill is above -20° F or temperature is above 10° F.


South Park

Dawn - 9:00pm 
when green flag is posted

Outdoor Skating at South Park Details

Flag System

Green flags indicate safe conditions, and rink is available for skating.
Red flags indicate unsafe conditions, and rink is closed.

The ice rinks are swept and re-surfaced as needed. To ensure safety, the rinks are monitored and checked daily. Flags are posted to let skaters know when conditions are safe. At no time should you skate on a rink with a red flag. Always check the flags upon arrival at the rinks before going on the ice.


South Park restrooms are available Dawn - 9:00pm

Restrooms are located on the east side (baseball field side) of the facility.

Outdoor Ice Rink Rules


  • Skate at your own risk.
  • No attendant is on duty.
  • Restrooms at South Park are available Dawn - 9:00pm. Restrooms are located on the east side (baseball field side) of the facility. Please remove skates or wear skate guards when accessing the restroom.
  • Vandals will be prosecuted.
  • Hockey (training and drills only) is allowed in designated areas only.
  • The Park District reserves the right to close the ice rinks at any time.
  • In case of an emergency, please contact 911.
  • Call the Park District at 847-692-5127 for additional information or to report any unsafe situations.

The following behaviors are prohibited:

  • Fast, reckless, or weaving skating
  • Throwing objects onto the rink
  • Smoking, alcohol, and loitering
  • Rough games and horseplay
  • Hockey nets
  • Slap shots or lifting the puck off the ice