Guide to outdoor ice skating rinks in the Chicago area

Feel the wind whipping across your face as you glide gracefully across the ice at one of the many great outdoor ice skating rinks in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Bonus: You can burn off some of those holiday cookies while having your fun on the ice. An hour of skating blasts a whopping 490 calories per hour!

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All activities are weather permitting. Make sure to check conditions before venturing to any location.

Buffalo Grove
Willow Stream Park, off of Old Checker Road
Mill Creek Park, 1350 Radcliffe Road
For more information, go to www.bgparkdistrict.org.

Chicago
McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink, Millenium Park, 55 N Michigan Ave.
Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon, Maggie Daley Park
McKinley Ice Rink, McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road
Midway Ice Skating, Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North
Mt. Greenwood Ice Rink, Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
Riis Ice Rink, Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.
Rowan Ice Skating, Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L
Warren Ice Rink, Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
Wentworth Ice Rink, Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave.
For more information, go to choosechicago.com.

Deerfield
Briarwood Park, Greenbriar Drive and Eastwood
Jewett Park, 836 Jewett Park Drive
Jaycee Park, 1026 Wilmot Road
Patti Stryker Park, Corner of Pine Street and Hackberry
For more information, go to deerfieldparks.org/ice-rink-status.

Evanston
Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park, Sheridan Road at Church Street
Baker Park, Forest Avenue at Keeney Street
Bent Park, Central and Cowper
For more information, call 847-859-7822, ext. 8 or go to cityofevanston.org.

Glencoe
Watts Center, 305 Randolph St.
For more information, call 847-835-3030 or go to glencoeparkdistrict.com.

Glenview
Flick Park, 3600 Glenview Road
Johns Park, 2101 Central Road
Roosevelt Park, 2200 Grove St.
Call 847-724-3337 option 2 after 10:30 a.m. for recorded weather/hill conditions message or go to glenviewparks.org.

Highland Park
Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road
Call 847-579-3177 or go to pdhp.org.

Lake Bluff
Artesian Park, Sheridan Road and East Sheridan Place
For more information, call 847-234-4150 or go to lakebluffparks.org/icerink.html.

Lake Forest
West Park, 850 North Summit Ave.
Call 847-234-6702 or go to cityoflakeforest.com.

Lake Zurich
Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road
For more information, call 847-438-5146 or go to volz.org.

Libertyville
Adler Park , 1500 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Nicholas-Dowden Park , 920 Crane Blvd.
For more information, call 847-918-7275 or go to libertyville.com.

Northbrook
Meadowhill Park, 1479 Maple Ave.
Tower Rink, 1225 Cedar Lane
For more information, call 847-291-2985 or go to nbparks.org.

Northfield
Northfield Park, 240 Lockwood Ave.
For more information, call 847-446-0080 go to winpark.org.

Clarkson Park, 1950 Willow Road
For more information, call 847-446-4428 or go to northfieldparkdistrict.org.

Vernon Hills
Century Park North, near Lakeview Parkway and Indianwood Drive
For more information, call 847-996-6616 or go to vhparkdistrict.org.

Wilmette
Gillson Park, corner of Sheridan Road and Michigan Avenue
Thornwood Park, Dartmouth and Thornwood avenues
Mallinckrodt Park, 1960 Elmwood Ave.
For more information, go to wilmettepark.org.

Winnetka
Indian Hill, 131 Wilson St.
For more information, call 847-446-0080 go to winpark.org.