Outdoor Ice Skating
Skating on Park
District property listed below is allowed only when a
GREEN flag is flying at the rink or pond.
If there is no flag, no skating
is permitted. Please note that there are no restroom or warming
facilities at the lakes and ponds.
During the winter, the
Parks department regularly tests the depth of ice. Testing is not done on
weekends, holidays, or during times of storm clean up. Snow removal from
paths and parking lots is the District's first
priority during storm clean up.
Before you head out to
skate, please heed these SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
- Check for the GREEN FLAG that
indicates that the Parks Maintenance staff has checked the ice
- Skate only when ice is six inches
or thicker; ice that is thinner than six inches is considered by the
Park District to be unsafe.
- Never skate on a lake or pond by
- Keep emergency equipment nearby
- Report unsafe or dangerous
conditions to the Park District.
- Do not skate at night on the lakes and ponds.
- Be courteous to other skaters
Ice skating locations:
at Deerpath Park, adjacent to the softball field
at Deerpath Park, north of the Cherokee Road entrance
Grosse Pointe Pond,
at Grosse Pointe Boulevard and Hunter Court in Grosse Pointe Park
Century Park North, on the basketball court near the sled hill in Century Park. This ice rink will be lighted until 9:00 pm daily.
Skating IS NOT permitted on
Big Bear or Little Bear Lakes.
Current News and Highlights
for skating conditions 847.996.6616
Please note that the Park District does not clear the snow from the lakes or ponds.
The Pavilion at Century Park North will be open on weekends from 1pm-9pm when either the ice rink or sled hill is open. It will be staffed and offer ice skate rentals and concessions.