Ice Skating

Ice Skating

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

The Ice Arena is closed for the Summer, May 13 – August 20. Refer to the Hours of Operation page for more information.

Cool Off on the Ice

In addition to instructional ice skating programs, such as 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. Questions about the Ice Arena can be directed to, while questions about the Learn to Skate program can be directed to

Public Skating

Visit the Ice Arena for open skating hours!

Learn to Skate

Lessons for skaters of all ages and levels!


Take your figure skating to the next level and sign up for dedicated time on the ice!

Hockey Programs

Register for Beginner Hockey, Adult Hockey, and Senior Hockey!


Bring your friends and family to the Ice Arena for holiday-themed skating events and shows.

Spring ShowApril 1, 3pm-5pm

More Opportunities on the Ice