Have Fun At These Chicago Rinks

Maggie Daley

Right next to Millennium Park in the heart of downtown’s winter festivities, the curving quarter-mile skating ribbon—twice as long as the usual rink—is what makes skating at Maggie Daley so unique. It opens on November 19th for the winter season.

McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Located in the heart of downtown, this rink is a must in wintertime. While skating you will have a great view of both the iconic Chicago skyline and The Bean. Admission is free and the rink is open daily starting in November and goes until March.

Navy Pier

Light Up the Lake at Navy Pier is a winter wonderland in Festival Hall with Chicago’s largest indoor light experience.  The indoor skating rink is a bonus. The event runs from November through January. Tickets start at $13.50.  Tickets and information can be found here.

Sky Rink

The only hotel skating rink in the city, the Peninsula Hotel’s terrace rink is four stories above Michigan Avenue. Festive music and snowflake lighting surround the rink and seasonal treats are served to warm you up. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children, which includes skates. The proceeds go towards children’s charities. 

Gallagher Way

Wrigleyville transforms into a Winterland! The ice rink at Gallagher Way opens in November and is designed for all skating skill sets. Ice skating lessons—as well as curling lessons—will be offered. 

Midway Plaisance

Site of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair “midway,” the historic one-mile-long Midway Plaisance Park features a skating rink that is free and fun for all. The rink is fully accessible and opens in November.  

Franklin Park Ice Arena

This public ice skating rink is accessible and affordable: with a season pass, you can skate all season long. Skate rentals are only $3, which makes this a perfect rink for group outings. All skating skills are encouraged to join the fun!

Fifth Third Arena

Public skating at Fifth Third Arena is back! This is a Chicago Blackhawks community ice rink. No reservation is needed and admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you want to skate like a hockey player, this ice rink is for you!

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