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Public Skate & Rat Hockey

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Visit our Ice Skating programs or Ice Hockey programs pages.


Ice Time Available

1/3 Ice Rentals
Do you want to work on small space drills or only have a few people who want to play a cross ice game? We have your solution! Coming in April, 1/3 sheet rentals will be available on specific days/times in the spring/summer and specific dates in the fall/winter season. Rates will begin at $100/hr and vary by season.

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

June 12 - August 11

Tuesday 8:00-9:30 pm

Friday 4:00-6:00 pm

Saturday 7:00-9:00 pm

Sunday 1:45-3:45 pm

*Adult Skate Saturdays 9:15-10:15 pm Summer Only!

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 takes a break starting June 9th and 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. Look for our new summer noon skate offerings in the summer brochure! *Schedule subject to change.

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

Noon Skate Schedule

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

Summer Noon Skate Schedule

Monday and Friday's Only: 12:00-1:00 PM*

*Not held when School's out skate is offered or weeks of D97 Spring Break of Winter Break.

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.

All Ages Stick and Puck Schedule

$7 Admission for All Ages Stick and Puck
Stick and Puck Gear Requirements:
17 and under:
  • Helmet w/ Cage
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Gloves
  • Protective Hockey Pants
  • Shin Pads
  • Skates
18 and Up:
  • Helmet – Full or half shield are HIGHLY recommended
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shin Pads
  • Gloves
  • Skates

GOALIE: Any participants acting as goalie, no matter their age, must be in full goalie gear. 


April 14-June 9
5:00-6:00 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. *Schedule Subject to Change

Spring Rat Hockey Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-8:00 AM (Ends June 11)

Summer Rat Hockey Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:30 AM (Begins June 12)

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 for more information about group skating events.

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