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Veterans Memorial Arena

Located in Mineral Springs Park, Veterans Memorial Ice Arena has over 34,800 square feet under one roof, also providing space for many recreational programs, the Gym & Dance Studios, and the home for the Recreation Department staff and offices, open
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The ice skating season runs from the first Saturday in October through the first full weekend in March. Teams and groups calling Veterans Memorial Ice Arena home include the Pekin Dragons Hockey Club, Pekin Amateur Hockey Association, Pekin Flyers AAU Hockey Program, and Central Illinois Sled Hockey Association.

The Recreation Department offers quality skate lessons and hockey instruction.

Ice Arena Features are . . . 

  • 200' x 85' USA Hockey Regulation Rink
  • Skate room equipped with rental skates and sharpening 
    equipment. Women's and men's sizes and tots
    sizes 6-14
  • Full service concession stand
  • Hockey programs for boys & girls ages 4 to 8
  • ISI Learn to Skate program for all beginning age 3 thru adult, beginning levels thru advanced levels
  • Public open skates with skate rentals available
  • Special group rates are available for skating parties
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Private ice rentals available

Rentals — Veterans Memorial Arena is available for private ice rentals. The rink floor is also available to rent April through September, when ice is not present. It will accommodate 1,500 spectators and is available for group functions, expos, concerts, and various functions.

Please call (309) 347-7275 for private rentals, 
group pricing, and birthday parties.

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Pekin Memorial Ice Arena <<


Skating Skills Development

Freestyle, Stick and Puck, and Rat Hockey Policies

Freestyle Sessions: 
$8.00 per session

Freestyle practice ice is special practice time set aside for figure skaters to practice advanced moves and routines. Although open to the public these sessions are not Public Skating Sessions.

Mondays: 3:00p-4:00p
Tuesday: 12:00p – 1:00p
Wednesdays: 3:15p – 4:15p
Thursdays: 12:00p – 1:00p

Stick & Puck Ice Sessions
$8.00 per session

Stick and Puck sessions are designed for hockey skaters to practice individual skills, skating, shooting, and padding. Scrimmages are not permitted during Stick and Puck sessions.

Mondays: 12:00p – 1:00p
Tuesdays: 3:45p - 4:45p
Wednesdays: 12:00p – 1:00p
Fridays: 12:00p -1:00p & *3:00 - 4:00p                                         *No Friday 3:00p-4:00p on 12/21/18, 12/28/18, & 1/4/19

2018-2019 Learn to Skate Schedule
Register Here! Click on Ice Activities on the left side.

$70.00 Resident
$73.00 Non-Resident

Session 3: 8 Weeks
Mondays: 5:00p or 5:45p
January 7 – February 25, 2019
Saturdays: 9:00a
January 5 – February 23, 2019


Spring Ice Show
Title To be Announced
March 2, 2019 at 1:00pm






Oct. 6, 2018 - March 3, 2019

Tuesdays & Thursdays
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Special Public Skates:

Monday, January 21 1:00p-2:30p

Monday, February 18 1:00p - 2:30p

No Public Skate Dates:

Friday, January 25 7:15p - 8:30p

Saturday, January 26 1:00-2:30p 

Friday, February 1  7:15p -8:30p     

Saturday, February 2 1:00p - 2:30p moved to 2:30p - 4:00p

Sunday, February 3 12:15p - 1:45p

Saturday, February 23 1:00p - 2:30p

Friday, March 1       7:15p - 8:30p

Saturday, March 2  1:00p - 2:30p


$5.00 per person

Family Skate
(Sunday only)
$15.00 (up to four)
Each additional
family: $2.50.

Skate Rental
$3.00 per person

Skate Sharpening

Must wear equipment!

9:15 pm - 10:15 pm

$8.00 per session

Watch this space for additional sessions.



1701 Court Street | Pekin, Illinois 61554 | 309-347-PARK (7275)

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