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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 - 8:00 pm ; 
Weekends 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: $5 per pair, per day - return the next day by 4:00 pm

Skate on Natural Ice, Weather Permitting 
Minimum 12 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

Full Day - $15

Weekend - $20


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 click HERE, or call (307) 789 - 1770


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