The Evanston Parks and Recreation District has announced that beginning Thursday, December 22 the BEAR River Greenway Ice Ponds are OPEN!! The Ice Ponds will be lighted for ice skating each night from dusk until 10:00 pm. Location: Bear River Greenway off Bear River Drive adjacent to the BEAR Community Center building. Natural ice skating conditions: 10 inches fair to good ice skating conditions, the ice is rough in spots. Rent Ice Skates at the Rec Center during business hours: Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 10 pm ; Saturdays 10 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm Prices: $3 per person per day $12 maximum per immediate family, per day
Skate on Natural Ice, Weather Permitting Minimum 6 inches of ice is required for skating The ice thickness is checked and maintained daily by the Evanston Parks Department.