2017/2018 Will County Communities Ice Skating Rinks and Facilities


2017/2018 Will County Communities 
Ice Skating Rinks and Facilities


If you live in the Will County region of Chicagoland (or are visiting), you probably received a fair quantity of fluffy white snow accompanied by a blast of frigid temperatures right before Christmas Day ...

Website of Gene Mundt, Mortgage Originator Winter has finally arrived!  In cold weather climates, that, of course, means it’s time to drag out the boots, gloves, earmuffs, sleds, skates, and hockey sticks to have some fun. 

Many of the communities located in Will County (located in southern Chicagoland) offer facilities or areas where you can enjoy all winter activities ... in particular, indoor/outdoor skating and hockey.  I’ve compiled a list including many of those community's venues and facilities for you below.  

My list includes helpful links to websites (if available) and maps/directions.  Please save, download, or print the list for your ease in finding and/or contacting these venues.   


Prepare some hot cocoa.  Bundle up and head out to enjoy yourself …


Will County Indoor/Outdoor
Skating Rinks & Facilities

(Communities Fully & Partially Within Will County Borders)


Aurora, IL
City of Aurora – Garfield Park
Info:  (630) 256-3730
Winter ice skating rink with lights
Warming house

City of Aurora - Phillips Park
Info:  (630) 256-3730
Winter ice skating rink

Fox Valley Park District
Wheatlands Park
Info:  (630) 897-0516 

Beecher, IL
FIREMEN’S PARK
Info:  708) 946-2261


Bolingbrook, IL
Rocket Ice Arena Ice Skating Rink 
Info:  (630)  679-1700

Braidwood, IL
Braidwood Park District Ice Skating Rink
Opening Soon!
Check for Details! 

Coal City, IL 
Lion's Park
Info:  815-634-8608

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Elwood, IL
Ice Skating Rink
Info:  815-423-5011


Frankfort -
Ice Rink @ Main Park
Info:  (815) 469-9400

2 ice rinks - Open at Main Park (When weather permits)
One for free/open skating, the other for hockey  
Ice Rink Days/Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday:  7 am – 9 pm
Sunday:   7 am – 8 pm


Frankfort  Square, IL  
Frankfort Square Park District
Facilities are Unsupervised
Hours vary, depending on sunlight and temperatures
Daily hours: 8 am – 10 pm
Info:  (815) 469-3524


Joliet, IL
Inwood Ice Arena Ice Skating Rink – Joliet Park District.
Info:  (815) 741-7275


Naperville, IL
All Seasons Ice Rink  
Info:  (630)  851-0755

Naperville, IL - Naperville Park District Ice Skating
Ice skating season:  12/15/2017 - 02/15/2018  
(Weather permitting)

Lighted/Open until 10 pm:
- Centennial Park, 500 W. Jackson Avenue
- Commissioners Park, 3704 111th Street
- Nike Sports Complex, 288 W. Diehl

Non-lighted/Closes at dusk:
- Meadow Glens, 1303 Muirhead Avenue
- Gartner Park,  524 W. Gartner Road
- Rotary Hill,  440 Aurora Ave.


New Lenox – New Lenox Community Park District
Ice Skating in the Commons
Open 24/7 until 01/07/2018
Info:  815-485-3584

Ice Skating - Haines Park
Weather Permitting
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, Dawn – 10:30 pm
Info:  815.485.3584

Orland Park - Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Centennial Park
11/18/2017 to 03/05/2018 
(Weather permitting) 
Skating Hours:  
Sunrise until the Warming House closes
Warming House Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  4 pm - 7 pm       
Friday    4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday:  10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 12 Noon - 7 pm
Rentals 
Skates:   $2
Helmet:  Free
Info: (708) 403-6290

Plainfield, IL
Plainfield Park District Ice Skating
Locations:
Van Horn Woods West - 17201 S. Lily Cache Rd., Plainfield
Info: (815) 436-8812


Romeoville, IL
International Ice Centre Ice Skating Rink 
Info:  (815) 886-4423

Romeoville - Canlan Ice Sports Romeoville
Romeoville, IL 60544
(815) 886-4423


Bundle up!  Prepare some hot cocoa.  And enjoy …


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* When in need of Mortgage info or service when buying a home in New Lenox, another Will County community, or elsewhere in the Chicagoland - IL - WI region, contact me. I'll be happy to put my 40+ years of mortgage experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
I'm easily found at:

Gene Mundt
Mortgage Originator - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #031.0006220 - WI Licensed


American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
NMLS #175656


Direct: 815.524.2280
Cell/Text: 708.921.6331
eFax: 815.524.2281

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Gene Mundt, Mortgage Originator, an Originator with 40+ years of mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking: 
Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in Chicago 
and the greater Chicagoland region, including: 
The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena, 
Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, 
Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago, 
Cook County, and elsewhere in IL & WI.


Referrals are Appreciated and Welcomed









Have Pups? Head on Over to the New Park 'N Bark Dog Park in Mokena

Have Pups?  Head on Over to the New
Park 'N Bark Dog Park in Mokena


 5 Will County Forest Preserve Dog ParksThese days, it seems like dogs are everywhere!  And for good reason.  

Did you know that ...

  • Dog ownership has grown 29% over the last decade?
  • Multiple-Dog households grew at an even faster rate?
  • The growth in the number of Dog Owners far exceeds our population growth?
  • Millennials and Boomers lead the way in growth in dog ownership?

There are many health benefits to be found for all those dogs (and their owners) during daily dog walks and playtime.  But dogs receive benefits from playing with other dogs too.  

Pups are very social creatures.  They run and play harder when other dogs are involved.  They rid themselves of pent-up energy, become more social, and can even improve their behavior and social skills by playing with other canines.  

So it's no wonder that dog parks are becoming a focal point of interest when dog owners are considering a move to a new community.  The existence of a dog park within a community proves to dog owners that the community is pet-friendly.  That the community is concerned about the safety and security of their pet(s).

Mokena, IL is one such community.  Opened recently, the Park 'N Bark Dog Park located on LaPorte Road next to the Yunker Park Site (and part of the Mokena Community Park District) offers a safe place for your pup to play and roam in the Lincoln-Way Area.  

A pass is needed to take advantage of this new dog park facility.  Passes are sold at the Mokena Community Park District Administration Center.  (Re-registration is required every year.)

 Mokena Park 'N Bark Dog Park Website/Info
Costs for the park are as follows:

  • Mokena Resident's Pass:  $5 for 1st dog/$5 each additional dog
  • Non-Resident Pass:  $15/per year for 1st dog/$5 each additional dog


Each dog using the park must be up-to-date on the following immunizations:  Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Distemper, Rabies, and Parvovirus.  Bordatella (prevents spread of Kennel Cough) is recommended, but not required.

A link to the Park 'N Bark Dog Park Registration Packet is easily found HERE.  The Mokena Park District asks that all visitors (2-legged and 4) adhere to dog park rules while visiting.  

For information and advice on financing a home purchase in Mokena or other Chicagoland area pet-friendly communities, contact me.  I'll be happy to help you with your plans and goals ...

Enjoy!


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Contact me!

I'll put my 40+ years of mortgage experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
I'm easily found at:

Gene Mundt
Mortgage Originator - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #031.0006220 - WI Licensed

American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
NMLS #175656


Direct: 815.524.2280
Cell/Text: 708.921.6331
eFax: 815.524.2281

   

Gene Mundt, Mortgage Originator, an Originator with 40+ years of mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking:
Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in Chicago
and the greater Chicagoland region, including:
The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena,
Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook,
Romeoville, Naperville, etc.), DuPage County, the City of Chicago,
Cook County, and elsewhere within IL & WI.


Your Referrals are Greatly Appreciated and Welcomed!

On the Road this Winter? Make Sure You and Your Car are Prepared


On the Road this Winter? 
Make Sure You and Your Car are Prepared


Blustery, wintry winds have moved into the Chicagoland area over the last 24 hours ...  

 Heat Up Your Home Search .. Contact Me!We knew we have been lucky with the unseasonably mild temperatures we've been experiencing.  And that it's only inevitable that cold weather and snow would arrive in our area at some point.  But it's still a shock to our systems ...

If you live in an area of the country that experiences cold weather too, you know that snow, ice, winds, and extremely-low temperatures can carry risks when you drive.  Have you taken the needed precautions and prepped your car for winter driving conditions this year?

First, it's important to prep the vehicle ...  

Take the following winter maintenance measures to ensure reliable vehicle performance and safety while on the road:

  • Check the engine coolant/antifreeze levels 
  • Switch to a winter-grade oil
  • Have your battery tested  (Keep jumper cables available)
  • Check tire pressure, as well as tread depth
  • Place winter/cold temperature windshield wiper fluid in your car
  • Make sure your wiper blades are in working order  
  • Inspect your car's brake lights and headlights
  • Inspect your car's heater and window defroster
  • Place a can of De-icer inside your car, garage/home and possibly at work
  • Keep your car's gas tank, at minimum, half-full
  • Do Not use your cruise control while driving in wintry conditions
  • Increase the distance between you and the cars ahead
  • Never run/warm your car in an enclosed area
  • Keep your vehicle maintenanced throughout the winter months
  • Think about applying a fresh coat of wax to your car's exterior.  It protects against salt damage
    Also, prepare and keep an emergency kit in your vehicle ...  

    Your emergency kit should include:
    • A stocked first-aid kit  (Bandaids, antiseptic alcohol pads, splint, gauze, etc.)
    • Keep a mobile phone & charger available and serviceable
    • Flashlights with extra batteries
    • Blanket(s) or sleeping bag(s)
    • Mittens, gloves, socks, and warm caps
    • A small sack of sand or kitty litter for generating traction under stuck tires. It serves to add weight to your vehicle also
    • A small shovel
    • Tire Gauge
    • Foam Tire Sealant
    • Bottled water (Remember to allow room for freezing within your container)
    • Booster cables
    • Duct Tape
    • Ice Scraper(s)
    • Signaling devices such as flares or flashing lights/mirrors (matches & candles)
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Non-perishable munchies
    • Books, etc. (To amuse kids, should they be traveling with you)
    • Insurance Information for Vehicle
    • Insurance Information for driver/passengers, especially if there are specific health concerns/medications involved

    Store and secure the emergency kit inside your vehicle.  Then it's quickly and easily available if and when you need it.  (If kept in the trunk, you may not be able to access it after an accident.) 

    It's best to be fully prepared for all possibilities while driving in winter weather in Chicagoland and elsewhere.  Fully maintenance your vehicle.  Gather these needed items and stay safe ...


     Contact Me Today!
    * Hoping to Buy or Refinance a home in New Lenox or elsewhere in Chicagoland?


    I'll put my 40+ years of mortgage experience and expertise hard to work on your behalf.
    I'm easily found at:


    Gene Mundt
    Mortgage Originator - NMLS #216987 - IL Lic. #031.0006220 - WI Licensed

    American Portfolio Mortgage Corp.
    NMLS #175656


    Direct: 815.524.2280
    Cell/Text: 708.921.6331
    eFax: 815.524.2281

       

    Gene Mundt, Mortgage Originator, an Originator with 40+ years of mortgage experience, will offer you exemplary mortgage service and advice when seeking:
    Conventional, FHA, VA, Jumbo, USDA, and Portfolio Loans in Chicago
    and the greater Chicagoland region, including:
    The Lincoln-Way Area, Will County, (New Lenox, Frankfort, Mokena,
    Manhattan, Joliet, Shorewood, Crest Hill, Plainfield, Bolingbrook,
    Romeoville, Naperville, etc.
    ), DuPage County, the City of Chicago,
    Cook County, and elsewhere within IL & WI.

    Your Referrals are Greatly Appreciated and Welcomed!






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