5 ice rinks in the Western suburbs for frozen fun

Have some cute Blackhawks fanatics under your roof? Living with a Frozen fan who wants to get in on the ice action? Ice skating is hugely popular and with good reason. When the kids have lots of energy to burn, ice skating is the perfect answer for a fun, active afternoon.

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With exciting options like Disco skate and onsite restaurants, there are several great ice rinks in the Western suburbs of Chicago where you can hit the ice with your little hockey players and future figure skating champions.

Seven Bridges Ice Arena

6690 S. Route 53 Woodridge, IL


Public Skate prices:

Adults (those 12 and older) $7 Children Under 12 $6 Skate Rental $3

Public skate times vary and are listed here. They typically include blocks of time on Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. The Blue Line Bar & Grill on the second level offers a full menu and televisions so you don’t miss the Blackhawks game.

It is also located next to my daughter’s favorite Italian restaurants, Clara’s, and the Cinemark movie theater and IMAX if you want to make a day of it.

Rocket Ice

180 Canterbury Lane Bolingbrook, IL


Public Skate prices:

Adults/Youth (12 & Up) $7 Children (11 & Under) $6 Skate Rental $3

Typically, Rocket Ice offers public skate on both Saturdays and Sundays and days off school, but these are not just any old public skate sessions. They have several different themes, including Disco, Country Music and Cosmic Skates. Check out the Super Bowl Skate on Feb. 1 and Frozen weekend on Feb. 7-8. Find the full schedule here.

Those who don’t skate can hang out at the Lake Placid Lodge and enjoy coffee or hot chocolate from the Yukon Café, with table that let you watch your little skaters.

Canlan Ice Rink

1581 Normantown Road Romeoville, IL


Public Skate prices:

Adults $8 Seniors $6 Children Under 12 $6 Skate Rental $2

Public skate times vary and are listed here.  Canlan offers free WiFi, which means that mom and dad can get some work done if they need to do so or they can hit the ice with their little ones.

All Seasons Ice Rinks

31W330 North Aurora Road Naperville, IL


Public Skate prices:

Adults (13 yrs. and older) - $6 Children (12 yrs. and under) - $5 Skate Rental - $3

Established in 1972, All Seasons has been the go-to rink in the area for generations. Public skate times are available daily and posted on All Seasons’ website, but they also recommend that you call to verify the times first.

Fox Valley Ice Arena

1996 S. Kirk Rd.  Geneva, IL


Public Skate prices:

Adults (12 and older) $8Youth (6-11) $75 and under FreeSkate Rental $4

Public skates are generally available on weekends and the schedule is available here. If skating works up an appetite, grab a bite and catch a game on one of the 17 televisions at Chelios Pub and Grill, an Official Blackhawks Bar.

If you are planning to visit any of these rinks frequently, check out the passes available for multiple public skate session visits that can help keep costs low. In addition to public skate sessions, all these rinks also offer a wide variety of lessons, camps, teams and leagues for both hockey and figure skating.

If you prefer outdoor activities, find some fun winter adventures, including outdoor ice rinks, in the Western suburbs here.

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