Ice Arena


406 E Armory Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-2212

Future of the Facility

Refer to the following page for information and updates about the Ice Arena.

Ice Arena Calendar



The only Ice Arena in Champaign-Urbana, this facility offers a unique option for skating get-togethers from broomball and hockey to group skating parties. The University of Illinois Ice Arena was built in 1931, and Campus Recreation assumed management in 1977. The Ice Arena is a 55,000 square foot facility and is the only one in Champaign-Urbana. The dimensions of the rink are 192′ by 115′ with a 1,200 seat arena surrounding. There are four public locker rooms, four party areas, and two Zambonis in the facility.

"The Penalty Box"

Open daily from 8:30am until 30 minutes before close of building, "The Penalty Box" has a variety of drink and food options. We offer hot chocolate, coffee, fountain drinks, and more to quench your thirst. Snacks and concession items are also available. "The Penalty Box" is located next to the Customer Service Office.

Pro Shop

The Ice Arena Pro Shop is located at the Customer Service Office with an inventory of socks, winter gloves, hockey skate laces, mouth guards, hockey tape, combination locks, and hockey pucks.

Facility Info
  • 55,000 sf facility
  • 192′ x 115′ sheet of ice
  • "The Penalty Box"
  • Pro Shop
  • Wireless hot spot
  • 4 party areas



Spend time with your family and friends on the ice!

Public Ice Skating


All lunch and public skates are open to the Campus Rec members and the community! Check the Ice Arena calendar for specific public ice skating dates and times.



Adaptive ice sport sleds are available for public sessions and sled hockey. Accommodations for patrons on lower level for viewing the ice area. During public skates, wheelchairs are allowed on the ice. Please contact a supervisor or Campus Recreation staff member if you require assistance or have a special consideration for use of our facilities. Campus Recreation makes every effort to be accessible to all abilities. If you need special accommodations for this facility and/or program, please contact us at: