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Veterans Memorial Arena ice season has ended. Thank you for a memorable season. We look forward to seeing you again in Fall 2021!

Located in Mineral Springs Park, Veterans Memorial 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 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The ice skating season runs from the late September through early March. Teams and groups calling Veterans Memorial Arena home include the Pekin Dragons Hockey Club, Pekin Amateur Hockey Association, Pekin Flyers AAU Hockey Program, Central Illinois Sled Hockey Association, and Precise Ice Skating Team.

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.

>> Click here for directions to the
Pekin Memorial Ice Arena <<


Public Skate Sessions  Closed for season
(Max 40 per session)

Skating aids cannot be provided due to COVID guideline restrictions on shared equipment use.

Admission: $8.00 per skater

NEW!! Now visitors may prepay admission online up to 14 days in advance. Simply give your name or show receipt to Arena staff and take the ice. Skate Rental is now included with paid admission.

Public Skate Online Registration Closed for season

Face coverings fully covering the participants mouth and nose are required at all times when inside the building and skating. While on the ice, all participants are to maintain 6 feet of distance from other patrons not in their family group.

Hand sanitizer dispensers may be found in various locations throughout the facility.

Due to COVID-19 facility capacity guidelines everyone who wishes to enter the facility must pay full admission even if not skating. No spectators will be admitted.


Skating Skills Development

Freestyle, Stick and Puck, and Rat Hockey Policies

Freestyle Sessions: Current Schedules Closed for season

$8.00 per session

NEW!! Now skaters may prepay Freestyle admission fees online up to 14 days in advance. Simply give your name or show receipt to Arena staff and take the ice.

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.

Stick & Puck Current Ice Session Schedule  Closed for season.

$8.00 per session

NEW!! Now skaters may prepay Stick & Puck admission fees online up to 14 days in advance. Simply give your name or show receipt to Arena staff and take the ice.

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



Returns Fall 2021

$8.00 per person

Skate Rental is included with admission if needed

Note: Due to COVID restrictions Skating Aids are not available for use.

Skate Sharpening


Adult Rat Hockey

Helmets required

Under 18 face mask required

Full equipment recommended

Canceled by State of Illinois Phase 4 All Sport Plan

Watch this space for
additional sessions.









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

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