The Ice Arena will open to the public on Monday, August 23.


Check the Ice Arena Calendar below for public skating times for specific days.

Ice Arena Calendar

Days and Times

  • Discounted $2 admission and $1 skate rental the first Wednesday of every month
  • Friday evening public skating session begin on September 24
  • Saturday public skating sessions begin on October 23
Tuesdays and Thursdays11:15am-12:15pm
Wednesdays and Fridays*11:15am-12:45pm
Saturdays and Sundays1:30-4:00pm
*No Friday evening sessions on Illini Hockey home games.

Admission and Skates

AdmissionIllinois Students*Free with valid i-card
AdmissionCampus Rec MembersFree with valid i-card
AdmissionAges 3 and underFree
AdmissionAges 4 and above$6
Skate RentalAll patrons$3
Skate sharpeningGeneral$5 ($10 for same-day service)
same-day service not guaranteed
Skate sharpeningNew or custom skates$10
same-day service not guaranteed
*students who have been assessed the Student Service fee



Punch card for 10 public skating sessions.

  • Youth & Adult without skate rental – $45
  • Youth & Adult with skate rental – $70


Good for up to 4 family members.

  • $30 including skate rental
  • $5 per each additional family member

Group Rate

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

  • Small Groups (8-20): $6 each
    Can be purchased in advance or at the door.
  • Large Groups (21 or more): $5 each
    A $50 deposit is required 24 hours in advance.

Party Packages

Have your party on the ice. View our Party Packages and reserve your party today!

  • Ice Skating Party
  • Illini Hockey Party

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