The skating pond at West Park is CLOSED for the season.
OUTDOOR ICE SKATING FACILITIES
The City of Lake Forest maintains outdoor skating facilities at West Park with a warming house with bathrooms and ice rink guards. West Park also has lights for night skating and hockey boards.
Please do not skate on the ice when "NO SKATING” sign are posted as the ice becomes more dangerous as a result of the skating. Guards are on duty, when the ice is safe to skate on, during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday 3:30-9:00 p.m.
Friday 3:30-10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00-9:00 p.m.
For information regarding ice conditions please call:
ICE RINK INFORMATION LINE
Ice Skate Lessons and Hockey
It is with great disappointment that we inform you that the Department of Parks and Recreation will no longer be offering a learn-to-skate program.
The College of Lake Forest has experienced increased demands for more ice time on Saturday mornings from their varsity hockey program, as well as from other groups such as Falcon Hockey, which prevents us from offering a comprehensive community instructional program. Additionally, last year the Department of Parks and Recreation could not meet its anticipated ice time needs, due to low enrollment, which the College was partially unable to sell.
For these reasons, the College offered the Department only a fraction of its past ice time. This time was not enough to offer the opportunities required of an instructional program. Rather than offer a substandard program or compromise on quality, the Department decided to cancel the program.
There are options available in other communities if you are interested in continuing to skate. The two nearest facilities offering learn-to-skate programs are:
Centennial Ice Arena
3100 Trail Way
Highland Park, Illinois 60035
The Glacier Ice Arena
670 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061