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Carlson Ice Arena


Rockford Park District Suspends Operations at ALL Facilities to Reduce and Prevent Community Transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) -- Following the announcement of statewide school closures and as part of the Illinois Governor’s ask of communities to aggressively expand social distancing efforts to limit exposure, all Rockford Park District facilities, events, programs, and rentals are suspended effective immediately through at least March 30, 2020.

Located near the I-90 tollway at Riverside Boulevard and Perryville Road, the Carlson Ice Arena features a 200 x 85 feet ice rink with seating for 600 spectators. This facility is also home to the Sapora Playworld, a three-level soft play structure designed for children ages 5-12 and a Tiny Tots Playspace designed for children 4 and under. Carlson photo credit: Jesse Fox Sapora Playworld photo credit: Nathan McDonald

  • Admission: Public Skating: $5 ($7 non-residents) | Free under age 3 | Skate rental $2
  • Directions: From I-90 and Riverside Blvd.: Go west on Riverside to Perryville. Turn right (north) on Perryville.
  • Hours: Public skating: Two hour sessions, call for times Playworld: (subject to change, please call ahead) Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm; Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: Closed
Attraction Amenities
  • Parking - Free:
  • Snack Bar/Shop: