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Cool Off on the Ice

The University of Illinois Ice Arena offers a variety of skating opportunities for the campus and surrounding communities.

In addition to instructional ice skating programs (Learn-to-Skate) and public skating sessions, the arena supports intramural sports leagues and club activities including Illini Hockey. The arena was also home to the World and Olympic speed skating champion Bonnie Blair.


Turkey Skate 

Wednesday, November 28
University of Illinois Ice Arena

Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a day filled with skating and an opportunity to burn off all that delicious food you consumed the day before! Regular admission rates apply.

Sled Hockey Game and Demonstration 

December 8, 2018
University of Illinois Ice Arena

Come out to the UI Ice Arena for a FREE fun-filled day with Sled Hockey on Saturday, December 8 from 10 am – 12:30 pm! The Chicago Blackhawks sled team will go head-to-head against the St. Louis Blues.

Attendees will be able to try out the sport in a demo before the game kicks off. All equipment will be provided.


Moonlight Skate

December 15

December 16

Join us for a Winter Wonderland on Ice! Regular admission applies.