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Outdoor Skating
& Sledding
The sled hill & outdoor rinks are open for the season!

Outdoor Skating

Sunset Woods Park

1801 Sunset Road

Hours: 9am-9pm daily
(rink is lit by existing park lights)

Skating is free and the rink is sectioned off to allow for separate hockey and recreational skating. Groups should be considerate of one another. For the safety of our patrons, helmets are required in the hockey rink.

There is no supervision or skate rental at the outdoor rink. Anyone using the ice rink should be aware that the risk of injury is present. The Park District encourages everyone to participate in this activity in a safe manner and suggests that children be supervised by a responsible adult.

Seasonal Opening of the Outdoor Rink

When weather conditions allow (an average temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder for 5 consecutive days, 5-6 inches of ground frost), park district staff will begin flooding the ice rink. It takes four 24-hour days to spray and freeze the water to create a base and finish ice.

Throughout the season, the rink may be closed for snow removal or unsafe ice conditions.

Outdoor Sledding

Danny Cunniff Park

2700 Trail Way Street 
(located toward the back of the park, just south of Centennial Ice Arena)

Hours: No set hours

The sled hill is free and open to the public. Please be aware that there is no supervision or warming facility at the sled hill. The Park District of Highland Park encourages everyone to participate in this activity in a safe manner and to follow these safety guidelines:

  • Use the sled hill at your own risk.Children should be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • The user assumes full responsibility for determining if the sled hill is safe to use.
  • Walk to the top of the sled hill along the fenced sides of the hill to avoid collisions.
  • Use caution when sledding and be considerate of others.
  • Sled down the hill only when it is clear of other sledders.

Throughout the season, there may not be sufficient enough snow to use the hill for sledding.