Outdoor Skating

Outdoor Ice Skating at Four Parks in Evanston
When the winter is cold, but not frigid, strap on some ice skates and enjoy an outdoor winter sport. If you live in or near the 9th Ward, the Kamen Park East Rink, which is part of Ridgeville Park District, is free and open to all residents. The Kamen Field House is open occasionally for warming. Hours are posted on the window.The rink is open through February 14 on these days and times: Monday-Friday, 4-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 12-9 p.m. Kamen Park East is at Barton Ave. and South Blvd. (one block west of Ridge Ave.).Additionally, City of Evanston parks crews were able to flood the three outdoor ice rinks for residents to enjoy skating outdoors at neighborhood parks this weekend. This year, community members can skate at:

  • Bent Park, Central St. at Cowper Ave.
  • Arrington Lagoon at Dawes Park, Sheridan Rd. at Church St.
  • Baker Park, Forest Ave. at Keeney St.

Baker and Bent Parks officially opened to the public on Saturday, January 10, while the Arrington Lagoon location is expected to open on Sunday, January 11. Signs will be posted to alert residents when ice is thick enough to skate safely. For an update on outdoor ice rink conditions, please visit cityofevanston.org/skating-and-sledding or call 847-859-7822, ext. 8.

Please note that attendants will not be on duty to supervise rinks and shelter houses will be closed.

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