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Public Skate & Rat Hockey

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Available Friday, November 25 through Monday, December 12

The Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex has an offer the whole family can enjoy! 

- Oak Park Residents may purchase a year round Ice Arena Pass for $52, a $10 savings!

- Oak Park Residents enrolled in a Figure Skating or Hockey program (either October-December 2016 or January-February 2017) may purchase a pass for $47, a savings of $15 per pass. PLUS! This rate applies to EVERYONE in your household, not just your skater!*

- Non Oak Park Residents may purchase a pass for $84, a savings of $10 as well!

- Non Oak Park Residents enrolled in Figure Skating or Hockey Program (either October-December 2016 or January-February 2017) may purchase a pass for $79, a savings of $15 per pass. PLUS! This rate applies to EVERYONE in your household, not just your skater!*

*To receive the $15 savings, you must make your purchase in person at our Customer Service Desks to allow staff to verify enrollment.

This offer will end Monday December 12th at 7:00 pm.

Public Skate Sessions

Public skating is the perfect way to spend time with friends, family and co-workers! Public Skate at the Paul Hruby Ice Arena at RCRC provides a unique atmosphere with excitement the whole family can enjoy! Our atmosphere provides music, skate rental, walkers for people starting out, and friendly staff. *Schedule subject to change.

Fee: $7 per person (or by pass), Skate Rental: $3 per person (or by rental pass)

Public Skate Schedule

September 2nd-April 2nd

Friday 6:15-8:15 pm

Saturday 7:30-9:45 pm

Sunday 1:45-3:45 pm

Parent-Tot Skates

New for this year, parents and tots only!  $4 for children, parents FREE!   All parents must be accompanied by children and all children by parents. Parent Tot skate will return in September. *Schedule subject to change.

Parent-Tot Skate Schedule

Monday’s & Friday’s 9:15-10:15am

Noon Skate Sessions

Noon skates are a great way to spend a lunch hour, or fill some time during a day off school or work.  Noon skates are held every Monday-Friday each week during the school year. *Schedule subject to change.

Fee: $4 per person (or by pass), Skate Rental: $3 per person (or by rental pass)

Please note the noon skate schedule will be adjusted for the weeks of 12/26-1/6. Please see the holiday public skate schedule below for full dates and times. The rate for these times will be adjusted to the regular $7 admission or by pass.

Noon Skate Schedule

Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM*

*Not held when School's out skate is offered or the weeks of 12/16-1/6.

School's Out Skates

Enjoy a day off school ice skating at the RCRC.  These open skates are geared towards students so grab your friends and hit the ice!  Admission is $7 or by skating pass.  Skate rental is $3.

11:30-1:30 PM

November 23th and November 25th

Special Events

Sunday December 24: 1:00-3:00pm
Monday December 26-Friday 30th: 11:00am-2:00pm
Thursday December 29th: 5:30-7:00pm
Friday December 30th: 6:15-8:15pm
Saturday December 31st: 1:00-3:00pm
Sunday January 1st: 1:00-3:00pm
Monday January 2nd-Friday 6th: 11:00-2:00pm
Thursday January 5th: 5:30-7:00pm
Friday January 6th: 6:15-8:15 pm
Saturday January 7th: 7:30-9:45 pm

Home School Skates

NEW! The first Tuesday of each month (October-April), RCRC will be hosting a Homeschool Skate during noon skate for families with homeschooled children. This monthly event will feature a 30 minute skating lesson followed by the regular noon skate format.  A small area of the ice will be sectioned off during this time to allow for the lesson. Noon skate rate and skate rental will apply. Please contact the Aquatic and Rink Program Supervisor or Aquatic and Rink Manager for details or questions.

Ice Skating Passes

Year round skating passes provide entry to any public skating session (including noon skate) at the RCRC. Buy your pass online or in-person at Customer Service. Learn more about Ice Arena Passes.

Rat Hockey, Freestyle, and Skate Rental Punch Passes

BUY A PUNCH CARD AND SAVE!!!! Pre-Paid Cards provide discounted fees for skate rental, freestyle and rat hockey. These passes are loaded directly onto your universal pass (such as a pool or skating pass). Buy your punch pass online or in-person at Customer Service.

Thanksgiving Ice

All Ages Stick and Puck: $7 Per Skater
Wednesday November 23rd: 3:45-4:45 PM
Saturday November 26th: 2:00-3:15 PM
Sunday November 27th: 11:45-1:30 PM
Full Equipment for All Participants is Required.
Winter Break All Ages Stick and Puck
December 24th 11:15-12:30pm
December 28th 3:45-5:00pm
December 31st 11:15-12:45pm
January 1st 11:45-12:45pm
January 4th 3:45-5:00pm
Full Equipment for All Participants is Required.
Winter Break 16+ Rat Hockey
December 24th: 9:45-11:00 am
Saturday December 31st: 9:45-11:00 am
Full Equipment for All Participants is Required.

RCRC Rental Information

Intersted in renting the ice arena or rooms at the Ridgeland Common Recreation Complex? These spaces are great for a variety of get-togethers including: private skating events, extra practice, social events/parties, and corporate outings. View pricing and information on RCRC Rentals clicking the link below.  Birthday party packages for ages 4-16 are now available!

RCRC Room Rental Information and Rental Application

Outdoor Ice Skating

Weather-permitting, the Park District offers outdoor ice skating at Austin GardensLongfellow Park, and Lindberg Park. More information about skating at these facilities will be added as the winter season draws closer and can be monitored on our Field Conditions and Facility Schedules page.

Group Skating Outings

Looking to bring your group out to the ice rink?  Please contact Kyle Sandine at for more information about group skating events.

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