Skating is freedom and exercise and beauty and fun. It is a great way to embrace winter while experiencing the joy of gliding over the ice with friends and family.
In order to experience the joy of skating, you have to learn the sport. It might seem an easy concept – just put on a pair of skates and glide over the ice. But it takes practice and lessons are helpful, as are tips from experienced skaters. Here are the locations in Northwest Indiana . . .
Skating at Bulldog Park, Click Here!
Corner of Walnut and West St., Downtown Crown Point, IN
219-661-2271. Located walking distance from Courthouse Square. Open skating dates are published on our calendar of events.
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave, Dyer, IN
Open skating on Sundays at 2pm, (Pre-Registration Required)
Cosmic Skating on Saturdays at 10pm
Open Skating Daily – (Pre-Registration Required)
Indoor Olympic skating arena and skating facility with restrooms, locker rooms, café, meeting rooms, Pro Shop, hockey lessons, hockey games. Open Skate is $10.
DEEP RIVER WATERPARK
9001 E. US Hwy 30
Hobart, IN 46342
REGISTERED TIMES ONLINE REQUESTED
14,500 square foot ice plaza, food & beverage locations, heated indoor bathrooms, Birthday Party room, U.S. 30 Surf Shop, Group Sales & Season Pass offices. Plus,Plaza will be decorated with festive seasonal lighting.
November thru January 30th, 2022
Thursday: 4pm – 8pm; Fridays: 4pm – 8pm; Saturday: Noon – 8pm; Sunday and Holiday periods: Noon – 8pm
Closed Monday – Wednesday, except during Holiday/School break periods and private rentals. Cost is Adult (15 years +) $5.00; Child (14 and under) $4.00; Senior (62 years +) $4.00; Spectator/Chaperone: No charge. Visit the website for pricing and exact dates & times at for more info click here
CENTRAL PARK SKATING PLAZA, 63 Lafayette St
Valparaiso, IN 46383, Phone: (219) 548-4888
Open Skate Times: (Dates May Vary)
Sundays – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Two for Tuesdays)
Wednesdays – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays – 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fridays – 2:00 p.m.(Noon) – 10:00 p.m. (Rock’n Skate – 7 – 10 p.m.)
Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Outdoor skating facility inside cover pavilion. Has restrooms, and ample parking. Local restaurants within walking distance. These times are tentative and subject to change due to holidays, weather and/or private rentals. Please check the calendar page for actual daily times and specials. Open skate, skating specials, lessons, birthday parties and more! Skate Rental: $4.00; ADA Skate Sled: $4.00; Helmet: $3.00; Lockers: $2.00; Skate Aids: $4.00 per hour* For more information and pricing please contact the Park Office at 219.462.5144 or visit click for details http://www.centralparkplazavalpo.com/2147/Ice-Rink
Open skating dates are published on our calendar of events.
8701 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
White Oak Park
9750 White Oak Ave
This is located inside the park, there are restrooms and ample parking.
DYER’S NORTHGATE PARK,
618 Northgate Dr., Dyer,
219-865-2505. (Open Winter 2022)
Both rinks are illuminated by tower lights that town staff turn on and off when the rink is open.
Northgate Tennis Courts, Calumet Ave. and Northgate Dr. , parking lot available. Open daily from 10am-6pm (hours may change at any time) All ages! Skate at your own risk. Northgate Park Synthetic Ice Rink Opens November 26 and will remain open daily from 10am-6pm www.townofdyer.net, 219-865-2505.
HAMMOND PARKS AND RECREATION
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 659-7678 or 219-853-6378.
The Hammond Parks & Recreation Department has five OUTDOOR ICE SKATING located at
Edison Park, Madison Ave and Mulberry St.
Pulaski Park, 139th and Sheffield Ave.
Irving Park, Hoffman St. and Columbia Ave.
Hessville Park, 173rd and Kennedy Ave., &
Riverside Park, Calumet Ave and River Dr. North
The outdoor rinks open depending on the weather. For more information call Hammond Parks at 853-6378.
The Kube Indoor Ice Skating
Sports Complex (NEW)
2825 Mahoney Drive, Hammond, IN 46323
For Open Skate Times, Click here:
Northwest Indiana’s newest Ice Hockey Facility and Trampoline Park! Kube Sports Complex is Northwest Indiana’s newest recreational facility offering ice hockey, figure skating and trampoline activities Conveniently located just 25 minutes south of Chicago, IL at Exit 3, Kennedy Avenue, off of I-80/94, we provide “Recreation to the Region” and the surrounding Chicagoland area.
CROWN POINT SPORTSPLEX,
1313 E North Street, Crown Point, IN 46307
The City of Crown Point has rinks for ice skating and hockey at the Sportsplex. The Crown Point Sportsplex is a 95-acre multi-use outdoor sports and event destination conveniently located off I-65. These rinks are open when the ice is frozen solid.
GRIFFITH CENTRAL PARK ICE RINK,
698 N Broad St, Griffith,
Indiana 46319, 219-922-3078
The ice skating rink is available for use in Central Park ** pending temperatures allow for the ice to freeze **
DOWNTOWN LAPORTE NEW:
From January 21-February 21, 2022 enjoy a temporary refrigerated ice rink at Monroe and State Streets in Downtown LaPorte! We will have food trucks, lessons and other special events during the over four weeks of skating. CLICK HERE FOR MORE
MACARTHUR GOLF COURSE,
4000 Indianapolis Blvd,
East Chicago, IN 46312, (219) 391-8362
Thursdays and Fridays: 3 to 8 p.m. through March.
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through March.
$2 entry fee. Skate rental $3 per hour. Group rates available, call 219-391-8474,
THE LAKE AT WASHINGTON PARK,
115 Lakeshore Dr.
Michigan City, IN 46360,
(219) 873-1506 Gate House: 219-873-1548
A Lighted Outdoor facility 70’ x 100’ with restrooms, benches and a warming barrel. Contact the Parks Department for specific dates and times. Conditions of the rinks are updated on the website and through the Ice Skating Hotline (873-1406 ext 369) by the maintenance department Monday through Friday only. On the weekends it is up to discretion of the skater as to whether the conditions are optimal for skating. Hours: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm,
Fedder’s Alley Ice Skating Rink,
Michigan City, Indiana, (Previously located on Franklin St. across from Al’s Supermarket at 3535 Franklin Street)
48’ x 100’ with Lighting from 5:00pm-11:00pm; Warming Barrel: Lit by Park Maintenance by 3:30pm when rink is skatable and
2 Benches. Conditions of the rinks are updated on the website and through the Ice Skating Hotline (873-1406 ext 369) by the maintenance department Monday through Friday only. On the weekends it is up to discretion of the skater as to whether the conditions are optimal for skating. For more information, contact the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department at 219-873-1506.
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL PARK
IN LA PORTE,
250 Pine Lake Ave., LaPorte, IN 46350,
Weather Permitting. Parks are open from sunrise until 10 p.m.
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