Ice Skate Rentals
Bear Ice Ponds
Open Daily: 10 am - 10 pm
Follow our Facebook page, or call 307-789-1770, for current ice conditions.
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 - 10:00 pm ;
Saturdays 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm (Noon) - 5:00 pm
Fee: $5 per pair, per day - return the next day by 4:00 pm
$20 per family - return the next day by 4:00 pm
$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.
Cross Country Ski/ Snow Shoe Rentals
Same Day - $7 - return same day
Full-Day $10 - return next day by 4:00 pm
Local Cross Country Ski Locations:
Purple Sage Municipal Golf Course/Nordic Center, Aspen Elementary, Bear River State Park, Lily Lake Cross Country Ski Area located 30 miles south of Evanston. For Lily Lake Cross Country Ski area conditions call 789 - 2519.