Ice Skating

Ice skate in the forest preserves!

Ice skating is permitted on a number of Forest Preserve District lakes on a “skate at your own risk” basis. The District doesn’t monitor ice thickness, but recommends a minimum of four inches of solid ice over the entire lake for safety.


Barrington Road Pond                                                         

Buffalo Woods Pond (groves #3 and #4)                            

Busse Reservoir North Pool                                                 

Crawdad Slough

Deer Grove Lake

Hidden Pond


Ice skating is prohibited on all other lakes.


Visit two of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County