What is the LRS Ice Rink?
The LRS Ice Rink is an outdoor rink located on the lawn of the Old State Capitol in Downtown Springfield. Sangamon CEO high school students manage the project. Sangamon CEO is a one-year study of entrepreneurship for seniors from 10 area high schools. The program is accredited at the high school and college level, and it is managed by iVenturED, an Illinois education non-profit.
Sangamon CEO students raised the funds for the LRS Ice Rink by visiting local businesses, pitching the idea to them, and receiving donations. The rink is named after LRS (Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. – a global computer software company based in Springfield), the title sponsor of the project.
How was this project funded?
The Sangamon CEO students raised donations from local businesses. See our list of supporters here: https://sangamonceo.com/ice-rink/
Who can apply to the Sangamon CEO program?
High school juniors in Sangamon County. Applications to the program are due April 1st: www.sangamonceo.com
How can I skate?
You must purchase your tickets online at this link: https://sangamonceo.com/ice-rink/. Once at the ice rink, show your receipt at the service window inside the Old State Capitol, pick up your skates, and have fun skating!
Can I pay in cash?
No. Unfortunately we cannot accept cash at the ice rink. All purchases must be done online.
How long can I skate?
There isn’t a time limit for skating. Please refer to our operating hours.
Can I use my own skates?
Do you offer discounts?
Currently, we offer discounts to students, and kids ages 10 and under. Please refer to our pricing.
Are you closed during bad weather?
Yes. Our ice rink is outdoor and we cannot operate in bad weather. Please check our Instagram page @lrsicerink for updates on any closures.
How big is the ice rink?
The ice rink is more than 4,000 square feet.
Is there a limit on how many people can skate?
Yes. To give you the best experience, no more than 50 people are allowed on the ice at any given moment. Racing, horseplay, and hockey stops are prohibited. Skaters must follow the traffic (one-directional) while skating.
Do I have to wear a mask while skating?
The ice rink is located on State grounds. All state rules and guidelines must be adhered to. Follow the signs at the location. Masks may be required in certain places and during certain activities. Other guidelines for social distancing must also be followed.
Is the ice real?
The ice is synthetic. When skating, the glide is 90% as smooth as on real ice. In other words, skaters will move slightly slower on our ice than on real ice.
Can I rent the ice rink for events?
Currently, we do not have rental options. However, we offer season passes.
Do you have support for kids who can’t skate?
Yes. We have stacked buckets for kids to push for support skating.
Can I make reservations?
No. Currently, the ice rink is open on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can purchase your tickets online at any time and redeem them at any time within our operating hours, but you cannot reserve a specific time slot.