Cold steel on ice

Ice skaters at the East Lagoon
Ice skaters at the East Lagoon

Just in time for the national Try Hockey Day on February 21, the East Lagoon near Altgeld Hall is now open to all for ice skating.

Skaters should always check the sign to ensure the ice is safe for skating. The rink is not attended, and skating is at your own risk.The ice is checked by employees of the Grounds Department, which is in charge of the sign located on the south end of the lagoon. A green sign indicates it is safe to skate.

There is no charge to skate, and students, faculty, staff and the community can rent hockey and ice skates through the Adventure Center, located on the west side of the Student Recreation Center. The cost is $3 per day, $6 for the weekend and $15 for a week. Adult and child sizes are available. More information on gear rentals and pricing is available online.

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