Snowman Shuffle Public Skate - Saturday December 22    1:10-4:10 PM 

Snowman shuffle will be a winter holiday themed public skate. Skaters will be able to build snowmen, paint on the ice, skate through our wintery maze, and have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa! There will be holiday cookies and hot chocolate for all to enjoy. Skaters are encouraged to dress in their best holiday attire or an ugly holiday sweater to receive a free skate rental and a chance to win Blackhawks tickets.

Behind the Scene Skate- Sunday December 23   5:10-9:00 PM

The Blackhawks Behind the Scene Skate will give the fans an opportunity to skate on the same ice as the Blackhawks.  For a small additional fee, guests will receive a VIP tour of the private Blackhawks facilities including the locker room, and training area.

Shoot the Puck Skate- Wednesday December 26   12:10- 3:50 PM

This specially themed public skate will give every public skater the chance to play shoot the puck and have the chance to win Blackhawks prizes and autographed memorabilia.  Each shoot the puck participant will get 3 shots to score, just like during the intermission at a Blackhawks game.  The Grand Prize winner will get to take part in the shoot the puck contest during the intermission of a Blackhawks Game!

Princess Skate- Saturday December 29   11:30 AM- 1:10 PM

Join Princess Elsa and Anna from Frozen and Princess Ariel from the Little Mermaid in our Princess Skate. Skaters are encouraged to dress as their favorite prince or princess and come out and join Elsa, Anna, and Ariel for skating, singing, dancing, and photo opportunities.

Cosmic Skate- Sunday December 30   5:00-7:00 PM

Start your New Year’s celebration early with skating, lasers, lights, a fog machine, and a DJ.  Grab your glow sticks and dance and skate into the new year with a light show and music.

Jersey Skate- January 5   1:10-2:30 PM

Wear your favorite jersey and receive a free Blackhawks giveaway with a public skate admission and enter a raffle for a chance to win an autographed Corey Crawford jersey and tickets to a game.  We’ll also turn back the clock and have a watch party for the 2015 Stanley Cup Final clinching game.



snowman skating

shoot the puck




cosmic skate



Can't make it to the United Center for Blackhawks game day giveaways?  MB Ice Arena will offer the very same giveaways just a few days later.  See the schedule below for the MB Ice Arena Public Skate Giveaway Schedule.  Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up with our Public Skate giveaway and raffle schedule this fall!


MB Ice Arena 2018-19 Public Skate Giveaway Schedule

2018-19 Giveaway Schedule

*Please note that giveaways will be given to the first 100 paid admissions to public skates on the dates listed above. Items are given out on a first come, first serve basis and may be gone after the first day of a multiple day giveaway.


MB Ice Arena offers public skating most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays as well as almost every afternoon during the week. Please note that public skate dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Additional public skate times will also be added on holidays based on ice availability.

Get A Punch Pass


Save money by purchasing a punch pass. Get your pass in person at MB Ice Arena or online by clicking below. Pass holders will be issued a personalized membership card to track their visits. Punch passes offered:

  • 10 public skates - $60.00
  • 10 skate rentals - $30.00
  • 10 skate sharpenings - $75.00
  • 10 Rat Hockey visits - $90.00

Punch passes save customers more than 20 percent and make great gifts for skaters and Blackhawks fans!




Public Skate Pricing

  • Daily Admission - $8
  • Skate Rental - $4
  • Skate Admission Punch Pass (10 visits) - $60
  • Rental Skate Punch Pass (10 rentals) - $30
  • Skate Helpers - $5

General Rules & Information

  • Public skate is for all ages and skaters of all skill levels. It is important to be vigilant and safe when participating in a public skate.
  • All public skaters must pay admission, have a wristband and be wearing skates before going on the ice. 
  • It is recommended that any new or novice skaters wear a hockey or bicycle helmet, knee pads and elbow pads to ensure a safe and fun experience.
  • Non-skaters are not required to pay an admission fee.


public skate rules

Indoor Ice Skating Rink with Skaters