Ice Rink

students skating t the Norris Ice Rink at Northwestern.

students skating t the Norris Ice Rink at Northwestern.

students on ice rink

students on ice rink


The ice rink will be open daily (weather permitting) for the following hours:

  • Sunday-Wednesday 12:30pm-10:00pm*
  • Thursday-Saturday 12:30pm-11:00pm*
  • Northwestern Ice Rink will be closed on 11/8/2017 until 5pm.

*The ice rink will close at 5pm on the following holiday related dates:

  • November 22nd
  • December 8th-January 6th (except where closed)

The ice rink will close for the season at 10:00pm on Sunday, February 25th.


The ice rink will be closed for University breaks on the following dates:

  • November 23rd-November 25th
  • December 16th & 17th
  • December 22nd-January 1st

Additional closures may be necessary due to severe weather, or heavy snowfall.


  • Click here to sign our Electronic Waiver Form
  • In order to use the ice rink, or rent skates, all participants must sign up via the electronic waiver form
  • Waivers are good for the duration of the skating season
  • Parents or guardians of minors must be present even if a waiver is signed on the minor's behalf


  • Electronic waivers are required for all participants
  • Children under 18 require parental supervision
  • No hockey
  • Rink hours may change unexpectedly due to weather or other safety concerns

Special Events

Norris Programs will be hosting several "Fire and Ice" nights for Northwestern Ice Rink skaters! Please stop by for our winter themed beverages and snacks! Please visit our "Fire and Ice" page for more details.

Skate Rentals

Rental will be available daily during regular ice rink hours. Skate rentals are located on the Ground floor of Norris next to Dunkin' Donuts.


Northwestern Ice Rink Rental area will be closed on 11/8/2017 until 5pm.

  • NU Student: $3.00
  • Faculty/Staff: $6.00
  • Guests: $9.00
  • Children 12 and under: $6.00

For additional questions, please see Norris Outdoors.

Anyone may bring their own skates and use the ice rink when open.


  • On non-special events days (please see above for details) Sodexo will be providing free hot drinks for skaters from 5:00pm - 8:00pm when the Northwestern Ice Rink is open.

Ice Rink Status

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