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

 General Hours

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*

*The ice rink will close at 5pm on the following winter break related dates

  • Closures may be necessary due to maintenance, severe weather, or heavy snowfall.

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


  • 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


  • There is no fee to use the rink unless you need to rent skates
  • 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. Please note that equipment has to be returned 30 minutes before the Ice Rink closes.


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 free of charge when open.

Ice Rink Status

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