Check the online calendar or current hours page for updated skating opportunities at the Ice Arena.

Public Skates*

  • Wednesday, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Friday**, 7:30-9:30pm
  • Saturday, 1:30-4pm (Saturday public skates start Oct. 21)
  • Sunday, 1:30-4pm
  • *Dates and times subject to change. Please check online calendar for updates.
  • **No Friday evening sessions on Illini Hockey home weekends. See schedule.

Lunch Time Skates

  • Monday-Friday: 11:15 am-12:45 pm

Wednesday Evening Cheap Skates

  • First Wednesday of every month.
    $2 admission and $1 skate rental

Check the online calendar for Drop-In Hockey opportunities and figure skating/Freestyle sessions.

To be added to hockey or skating interest lists, email ui-icearena@illinois.edu

Public Skate General Admission & Skate Rental

Admission does not include skate rental.

  • UI students*: FREE
    (with valid i-card)
  • Campus Rec members: FREE
    (with valid i-card)
  • Ages 4 and above: $6
  • Ages 3 and under: FREE

*Students who have been assessed the student service fee.

Skate rental: $2

Skate Sharpening

  • General: $5 (same day*: $10)
  • New or custom skates: $10

*Same day service not guaranteed.

Public Skate Passes

Individual Pass

Punch card for 10 public skating sessions:

  • Youth & Adult without skate rental – $45
  • Youth & Adult with skate rental – $60

Family Pass

$25 – Good for up to 4 family members, including skate rental. Additional family members – $5 each.

Group Rate

Rates for groups starting at parties of 8 or more, skate rental included:

  • Small Groups (8-20): $5.50/ea
    Can be purchased in advance or at the door.
  • Large Groups (21 or more): $4.50/ea
    A $50 deposit is required 24 hours in advance.

Party Packages

Have your party on the ice.

  • Ice Skating Party
  • Illini Hockey Party

View our Party Packages and reserve your party today!

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