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Outdoor Skating & Sledding

Check Status of Skating Areas

Looking for a place to lace up your skates and enjoy nature in her winter beauty? Come to the coolest spots in town!


Outdoor Skating Locations

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.

Lake Ellyn

At Lake Ellyn, lights have been added near the lake, so you can continue to skate 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 light before heading out on the ice. Visit our Warming House Hours page to see when the Boathouse will be open.

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.