Outdoor Ice Skating

Posted on: January 9, 2023

NATURAL RINKS: Updates on ice safety conditions at Lake Ellyn, Lake Foxcroft, and Newton Park are communicated with the public through the District’s hotline at as they become available. The hotline is updated only when ice conditions change.

POLAR PLAZA SYNTHETIC ICE RINK: The Polar Plaza occupies a portion of the Village’s Crescent parking lot, just west of Main Street, and is free to residents and visitors to the area. The Polar Plaza has a synthetic (plastic) surface which replicates a regular ice surface. The rink is open daily from noon to 9 p.m. through February 14. You must have your own skates. For more information, visit:

OTHER SKATING OPTIONS: Wheaton Park District has two refrigerated outdoor ice rinks located at their Central Athletic Complex. Both reserve-skate and non-reservation hours are available. For more information, please visit:

If you need skates, check with Paul’s Shoe Service, 486 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, (630) 790-1030, as they have used skates for sale and exchange.