Outdoor Ice Rinks

Winter officially arrives in Winnetka when the outdoor ice rinks are up and running. Whether it’s children learning to skate for the first time with their parents, pick up hockey games with friends, or grandparents watching their grandchildren skating and reminiscing about their own childhood, our outdoor ice rinks in Winnetka are a rite of passage for generations of residents. Come on out to our outdoor ice rinks and continue the tradition!

Gullen’s Pond

Gullen’s Pond is located outside the Winnetka Ice Arena at 490 Hibbard Road. This rink was designed to give residents an outdoor ice skating option throughout the winter. The rink is open daily for unstructured ice skating, pick-up hockey and broomball. Skate rentals are available for $6 at the ice arena front desk.

Rink Hours

Tuesday, Feb 19 Activity
4-5:45pm Open Hockey, Youth 14 and Under
6-7pm Public Skate
7:15-8:45pm Open Hockey, 15 and Over


Wednesday, Feb 20 Activity
4:30-6pm Park District Programs
6:15-7:15pm Public Skate
7:40-8:45pm Open Hockey, 15 and Over


Thursday, Feb 21 Activity
4-5:45pm Open Hockey, Youth 14 and Under
6-7pm Rink Rented
7:15-8:45pm Rink Available for Rent (Call 847-501-2062)


Friday, Feb 22 Activity
4-5:30pm Public Skate
5:45-6:45pm Open Hockey


Saturday, Feb 23 Activity
10:45am-12:45pm Open Hockey, Youth 14 and Under
1-3pm Open Hockey, 15 and Over
3:15-4:45pm Public Skate
5pm Rink Available for Rent (Call 847-501-2062)


Sunday, Feb 24 Activity
9:30-11:15am WHC Open Hockey (Wear your WHC Jersey)
11:30am-1:15pm Open Hockey, Youth 14 and Under
1:30-3pm Open Hockey, 15 and Over
3:15-4:45pm Public Skate
5pm Rink Rented

Rink Closing

The season closure date for Gullen’s Pond is tentatively set for March 1. Climate conditions may accelerate this date if safe, skating ice is unable to be kept for a period of seven days. If the opposite were to occur and climate conditions support safe, sustainable skating ice, Gullen’s Pond may be open past March 1.

Ice Rink Rentals

Broomball Parties: Equipment provided. $150/hour. Click here to learn more.
Hockey and Skating Rentals: $175/hour or $300/two hours.

Call (847) 501-2060 for availability.

Park Ice Rinks

Northfield Park (240 Lockwood Avenue, Northfield)
Indian Hill Park (31 Wilson Street): Free ice skate rentals & warming shelter

Rink Hours

Due to above freezing temperatures, the park ice rinks have not been opened. Once we have consistent freezing temperatures, staff will work to flood the parks. Check this page for updated information.

Stay Up-To-Date on Park Ice Rink Schedules

Please download the RainOut app or sign up to receive email/text alerts to stay up-to-date on outdoor ice rinks schedule.  See Instructions below.

Green = Open  |  Red = Closed  |  Yellow = Caution  |  ? = Notice

      Download the FREE “Rainout Line” app for iPhone or Android.
      – Once you have downloaded the app., search for “Winnetka Park District” — click the star to the right.
      – On the next screen, click the stars next to the facilities you want to be notified about.
      Subscribe to text and/or email alerts by clicking here, then click on the “Text” and/or “Email” tab.
      Manage your text and/or email subscriptions by selecting the facility categories, and establishing the length of time you want to receive notifications.
    3. WEBSITE
      View the status of all available facility categories at the bottom this page at any time by clicking on the Weather Cancellations button on the top right of our website pages.
      Or, call the Winnetka Park District Rainout Line at (847) 563-3131 and enter the extension number for automated updates to any program listed below.


Upcoming Ice Arena Events