Outdoor Skating and Sledding in Naperville

Outdoor Skating and Sledding in Naperville

Naperville Park District staff has set up the outdoor ice skating rinks for the 2020-21 winter season, however, the final step depends on nature to provide the extended period of cold temperatures needed for the ice to form a good skating surface. Typically, the ice skating season runs from Dec. 15 to Feb. 15, if weather conditions allow.

For the 2020-21 season, the following ice rinks will be lighted and open until 10 p.m.:

• Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Avenue (Hockey and broomball play is allowed only at the two boarded rinks at Centennial Park. A third rink at Centennial Park is for free skating only.);

• Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl Road;

• Wolf’s Crossing Community Park, 3252 Wolf’s Crossing Road;

The following ice rinks are not lighted and close at dusk:

• Meadow Glens 1303 Muirhead Ave.;

• Gartner Park 524 W. Gartner Road.

Residents may check the status and location of park district outdoor skating areas at www.napervilleparks.org/cancellations.

Naperville Park District also maintains sled hills which are open if the ground is frozen with two or more inches of snow and no visible grass. In addition to Rotary Hill (located at 443 Aurora Ave.), which is lighted and remains open until 9 p.m. on weeknights and until 10 p.m. on weekends, the following hills are located in neighborhood parks and close at dusk:

• Arrowhead Park, 711 Iroquois Ave.;

• Brook Crossings, 1015 95th St.;

• Country Lakes Park, 1835 North Aurora Road;

• Gartner Park, 524 W Gartner Road;

• May Watts Park, 804 S. Whispering Hills Drive.

The newly constructed sled hill at Wolf’s Crossing Community Park remains closed for 2020-21 to protect the turf until it grows in.

For additional fun outdoor winter weather activities, check out the park district’s latest infographic at www.napervilleparks.org/infographics.