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.

† 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:

Updates will be posted on this page as they become available.

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Reservations & Guidelines:

Ticketing & Entry

  • Residents skate for free but a timed-entry ticket must be reserved in advance. 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.
  • 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.
  • All skaters are required to check in with staff before proceeding to the ice.
  • 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 2021-2022 season, please plan accordingly.
  • Portable restrooms will be available on-site.
  • The rinks will only be open during supervised hours. No trespassing is allowed outside these hours. This facility is under 24-hour surveillance and will be police-enforced.
  • Please refrain from visiting the facility if you or someone you have been in contact with is experiencing COVID-like symptoms.
  • Due to the limited availability, repeated no-shows may result in the loss of skating privileges.

Reserve Tickets

Hockey Rink Tickets
Open Skate Rink Tickets


All posted rules are to be SELF-ENFORCED.

Staff are onsite EXCLUSIVELY to manage reservations, monitor ice conditions, and administer first aid when necessary.

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).