Central Athletic Complex

Central Athletic Complex Ice Rinks

500 S. Naperville Rd. | Wheaton

* Ice skating is weather permitting. The outdoor ice rinks require sustained temperatures at or below 40 degrees. Please check our weather hotline in advance of reserving your tickets.

** Dist.#200 Schools will be closed on the following days in the 2022/2023 school calendar: December 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30; January 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 16; February 20.

† If a holiday or scheduled District #200 school day off falls on a weekday, all open hours will require a reservation.

†† A valid Wheaton Park District Universal ID is required and must be presented onsite with your timed-entry ticket. If you do not have a current ID, please visit the Community Center or call 630-690-4880 for more information on how to obtain your ID.

Ice Rink Status:

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Reservations & Guidelines:

Ticketing & Entry

  • Residents skate for free but a timed-entry ticket must be reserved in advance for specified reserve skate hours. A paper or mobile copy of the ticket, as well as a valid Wheaton Park District Universal ID, must be presented on-site to staff for entry. Failure to show a valid park district ID will require ticket payment at the non-resident rate.
  • Tickets may be reserved up to seven (7) days in advance, are valid for the selected 45-minute time slot, and are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued in the event of weather-related cancellations.
  • Tickets are released at 8A.
  • Tickets are not required Monday-Friday 11A-4P when school is in session.
  • Multiple days may be reserved at once within a seven (7) day window. A maximum of one (1) time slot per day may be reserved for the HOCKEY RINK for each participant. Extended time slots may be permitted on-site the day of your reservation based on capacity limits and/or other reservations. Please inquire with the rink attendant.
  • All guests must have a ticket regardless of whether they are skating, with the exception of weekdays (when school is in session) from 11A-4P.
  • All skaters are required to check in with staff before proceeding to the ice during the specified reserve skate hours.
  • Please arrive 15-minutes in advance of your timed reservation to allow for time to put on and lace up your skates.

General Information & Availability

  • The outdoor ice rinks require sustained temperatures at or below 40 degrees.
  • Visit the weather hotline for details and ice rink availability. Updates will be communicated with the public as they become available.
  • On-site skate rental is not available. Skaters must provide their own skates. Entrance to ice without skates is prohibited.
  • Warming shelters will not be available for the 2022-2023 season, please plan accordingly.
  • Portable restrooms will be available on-site.
  • The rinks will only be open during posted hours. No trespassing is allowed outside these hours. This facility is under 24-hour surveillance and will be police-enforced.
  • Due to the limited availability, repeated no-shows during reservation hours may result in the loss of skating privileges.

Reserve Tickets

Ice Hockey Rink Reservations
Open Skate Ice Rink Reservations


Open Skate Rink Rules

No sticks, pucks, shooting devices, or hockey allowed.

  • Skating is at your own risk.
  • Wheelchairs are permitted on the ice if accompanied by a person wearing skates or ice cleats.
  • Participants must keep moving.
  • Roughhousing, excessive speeding, or weaving through other skaters is forbidden.
  • Tag and other games are prohibited.
  • No jumps, spins, figure, or backward skating.
  • Children 12 and under should be actively supervised by a guardian (16+ years).

Ice Hockey Rink Rules

No organized practices are allowed.

  • Skating is at your own risk.
  • No slap shots or lifting of the puck.
  • No checking/hitting, roughhousing/play fighting, pushing, slashing, hooking, high-sticking, or stick-lifting is allowed.
  • Participants must have a helmet, gloves, ice skates, and sticks of their own.
  • Children 12 and under should be actively supervised by a guardian (16+ years).