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Glen Ellyn Polar Plaza

In a partnership with the Village of Glen Ellyn, the Park District is excited to offer ice skating in downtown Glen Ellyn beginning Friday, February 19, 2021. Free to residents and visitors to the area, the ice skating rink has a synthetic (plastic) surface which replicates a regular ice surface. The material is the same product used at the Blackhawks training center and does not require refrigeration, water, or considerable maintenance, and is also not subject to weather conditions (other than snow accumulation). The pop-up Polar Plaza occupies a portion of the Village’s Crescent parking lot, just west of Main Street. Parking is available in the western most portion of the Crescent parking lot.

The Polar Plaza will have a variety of safety precautions and COVID-19 regulations in place to keep visitors safe, including required face coverings and sanitizing stations.

Hours of Operation

  • Open seven days a week from noon to 9 p.m.
  • The Park District hotline will be updated if the rink must close due to weather or other circumstances. 
  • The synthetic rink is free to residents and visitors to the area.
  • Participants must bring their own ice skates as rentals will not be available on site. Standard ice skates can be used on the rink.
  • The rink will be open through March.

Shopping & Dining

The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, together with the business community, encourage visitors to the Polar Plaza to shop and dine locally in conjunction with their ice skating visit. With over 30 restaurants and bars in downtown Glen Ellyn, in addition to nearly 50 shops and boutiques, there is much to explore and enjoy in the area.

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.

Skating Rink Rules

  • Skate at your own risk
  • No hockey or hockey sticks
  • If multiple skaters, please skate in one direction
  • No street shoes allowed on skating surface
  • Food and drink not allowed on skating surface
  • Only authorized personnel may perform any maintenance duties including snow removal
  • Hours of skating are from noon-9:00 p.m.
  • Please be courteous and respectful
  • Maximum capacity: 50 skaters
  • Not responsible for lost or stolen items