Ice Rinks & Sledding
Ice Rink and Sled Hill Status
|Betty Russell Park Hockey Rink||CLOSED|
|Betty Russell Park Recreational Rink||CLOSED|
|Esper Petersen Park Ice Rink||CLOSED|
|Christine Thompson Park Ice Rink||CLOSED|
|Christine Thompson Sled Hill||CLOSED|
The Gurnee Park District operates and maintains an outdoor hockey rink and three unsupervised figure skating ice rinks within the District boundaries. Weather permitting, the rinks are generally established by mid-December and maintained through mid-February.
Ice Rink & Sled Hill* Locations
- Betty Russell Community Park offers a figure skating and hockey rink, a warming shelter and restrooms. The park is located in the Pembrook area at 5300 Pinewood Road (at the corner of Pinewood and Lawson Boulevard).
- Esper Petersen Park ice rink is located on the corner of Old Grand Avenue and Kilbourne Road.
- *Christine Thompson Community Park is located at the corner of Woodlawn and Belle Plaine Avenues. This park has both a figure skating rink and sled hill.
All ice skating rinks are unsupervised and for recreational use.
|Monday - Friday||4:00 - 8:00pm|
|Saturday||11:00am - 8:00pm|
|Sunday||12:00noon - 6:00pm|
|School Holidays||11:00am - 8:00pm|
The following criteria must be met in order to develop skateable ice including 5-7 inches of ground frost, average temperatures of 20 degrees F or colder for five consecutive days, a minimum of five days to spray and freeze to make ice and periodic sweeping and resurfacing as needed depending on weather conditions.
For ice rink conditions, please call
Ice Rink Hotline 847 599-3774
Gurnee Park District 847 623-7788
A flag system is used at Betty Russell Park to alert skaters of the ice rink conditions.
Green Flag = Open
Red Flag = Closed