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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 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The ice skating season runs from the first Late September through early 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 beginner - advanced 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.

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


Skating Skills Development

Freestyle, Stick and Puck, and Rat Hockey Policies

Freestyle Sessions:  October 2019 Schedule
$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.

Stick & Puck Ice Sessions: October 2019 Schedule
$8.00 per session

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.

Click Here for full 2019-2020 Learn to Skate Schedule and On-Line Registration Information     

Session 1: October 7 - November 11

Session 2: November 18 - January 13

Session 3: January 20 - March 2




October 1, 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

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Special Holiday Public Skates:

Columbus Day Skate October 14:

1:15p - 2:45p

Canceled Public Skate    Sessions:

Friday, Oct 18 7:15p Friday, Nov 1 7:15p


$6.00 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!

Begins Tuesday, October 1

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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