Rockford Park District
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Winter Fun

Winter Fun


Snow Park at Alpine Hills

The Snow Park at Alpine Hills offers mountains of fun in the heart of the city!

This 5-acre snow park is divided into separate tubing and terrain park sections designed to accommodate riders of all abilities.


Outdoor Skating

The Rockford Park District is pleased to offer the opportunity to go ice skating or play hockey outdoors at the Eclipse Lagoon in Sinnissippi Gardens on the campus of Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens.

When weather permits and conditions are safe, the community is welcome to enjoy open ice skating or open hockey at Eclipse Lagoon daily from 9 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The ice needs to be at least 4 to 5 inches thick for the Eclipse Lagoon to open. Rockford Park District staff will check the thickness of the ice daily, and signs alerting residents of the conditions will be posted on site.


Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition

This free, family-friendly community winter event hosted by the Rockford Park District is held annually in Sinnissippi Park, 1401 N. Second St., Rockford, IL.

The event brings teams from around the state to Rockford to compete for the right to represent Illinois in the U.S. Nationals Snow Sculpting Competition; there is also a high school division. Typically, more than 30,000 attend the Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition to admire the massive works of snow art.