Glen Ellyn Park District | Established in 1919 | Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Outdoor Skating & Sledding

Come to the coolest spots in town!

Looking for a place to lace up your skates and enjoy nature in her winter beauty? The parks and outdoor spaces of Glen Ellyn are not just for the summer months! During the winter, we have three outdoor rinks: Lake Ellyn, Lake Foxcroft, and Newton Park. These are a great opportunity to get out and practice your skating skills or to show off on the ice! If sledding is more your speed, there is the ultimate sledding hill in Newton Park. We always get plenty of snow and have plenty of cold, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside all day! Get out and enjoy the brisk winter weather in one of our parks!

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Skating areas typically open in mid-December and the skating season continues through the end of February, weather permitting and when ice conditions are determined to be safe.

Outdoor Skating Locations

Lake Ellyn

At Lake Ellyn, lights have been added near the lake so you can continue ice skating even after the sun sets. Lake Ellyn is open until 9 p.m. every day when conditions are right for skating. Skating is permitted when the ice reaches a consistent thickness of 8”. Be sure to check the flag before heading out on the ice.

Lake Foxcroft

Skating is not supervised and is at your own risk. The park has no warming facilities. Skating is permitted when the ice reaches a consistent thickness of 8”. Be sure to check the flag before heading out on the ice.

Newton Park

Two rinks are available, conditions permitting, at Newton Park. The west rink is open for skating and the east rink for hockey. Lights are on from dusk until 9pm. Skating is not supervised and is at your own risk. Be sure to check the flag before heading out on the ice.


Sledding

Snow-much Fun

The sled hill at Newton Park provides fun for the whole family! Bring your sled or disc and enjoy the snow. Sledding is allowed only during daylight hours from dawn until dusk. The hill is not supervised and the user is responsible for determining if the conditions are appropriate for sledding.