Chicago Ice Skating 2012 - 2013 Season

Ice Skating Millennium Park Chicago

Chicago Ice Skating 2013 - 2013 Season

Millennium Ice Rink Chicago

Millennium Ice Rink Chicago

Calling all Chicago Travelers! Chicago winters are the perfect time to hit the ten Chicago skating rinks that are open until March throughout the entire city. All rinks are outdoors with the exception of McFetridge in California Park. Most locations offer skate rentals for various fees and concessions with an abundance of hot cocoa. Enjoy this winter season skating at one of the ice rinks listed below. In addition, you may even want to check out the newest addition to the ice rink family which sits on the 94th floor of the Willis Tower in the Hancock Observatory.

McCormick Tribune Plaza and Ice Rink

Ice Skating Chicago

Ice Skating Chicago

Located at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street

Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will:

  • Opens on November 16, 2012
  • Closes March 10, 2013, weather permitting. 

The rink draws more than 100,000 skaters annually, is free and open to the public. Skate rental is available for $10. The ice rink is located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets.

The ice rink has a state-of-the-art chiller system that can maintain the ice even in the event of unseasonably warm weather. Several factors would need to be considered before the rink is closed. If you have questions about the weather, please call 312-742-5222 before you come.

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Citywide Outdoor Ice Rinks Open November 23

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Ice Skaters Chicago

Skating Season Runs Through February 27 at Most Rinks

Work off Thanksgiving calories by hitting one of the Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice skating rinks when they open for the season Friday, Nov. 26. The recently added Rink at Wrigley opens Wednesday, Dec. 1 following the college football game in late November. Skating season runs through Sunday, Feb. 27 at most outdoor rinks, weather permitting. Click here to watch a video on ice skating at Chicago Park District rinks.

Hours and skate rental prices vary. Please note there is an admission fee at The Rink at Wrigley and at McFetridge Sports Center in California Park, an indoor rink that is open year round except August. All other rinks offer free admission. Concessions are available at select rinks. Rink rental is also available for special events and parties; contact the rink manager.

The rinks at McFetridge Sports Center and Daley Bicentennial Plaza offer learn to skate lessons for a fee. Registration for these lessons opens online Monday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. and in-person at the respective parks Saturday, Dec. 4.

Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change. Contact the individual ice rinks or the Chicago Park District at 312-742-PLAY (7529) or visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.

The Chicago Park District Operates the Following Ice Rinks

Millennium Rink Chicago

Millennium Rink Chicago

  • The Rink at Wrigley, Nov. 23 - March 3, 2013
    Addison St. and Clark St. 312.617.7017 www.rinkatwrigley.com
    Open skate hours:
    • Monday-Thursday, 2-8 p.m.
    • Friday, 2-10 p.m.
    • Saturday 12-10p.m.
    • Sunday 10a.m.-8p.m.
    Admission:
    Monday - Thursday, $5/Adults $3/Kids, $5 Skate Rentals
    Friday-Sunday, $10/Adults, $6/Kids, $10 Skate Rentals
     
  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza, Grant Park
    337 E. Randolph St., 312.742.0064
    Open skate hours:
    • Monday-Friday, 1-9 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 3:30-8:30p.m.
    Admission: $7 skate rental; admission free. Group reservations are available during open skate hours. Call the park for further details. No food concessions are available. Learn to skate classes are offered for youth ages 3-12.
  • McFetridge Sports Center, California Park, 3843 N. California Ave. 773.478.2609
    Indoor rink; Open skate hours:
    • All ages: Wednesday and Friday, 3:30- 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 4:30-6 p.m.
    • Adults: Wednesday, 9:15 - 10:30 p.m.
    • Teens and adults: Friday, 9:15 - 10:45 p.m.
    Admission: $3 skate rental; admission is $4 for children 12 and younger, $5 for ages 13 and older, and $2 for seniors 60 and older. Food concessions are available. Learn to skate classes are offered for youth and adults.
  • Skating in Millennium Rink Chicago

    Skating in Millennium Rink Chicago

    Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North (east 59th Street at Woodlawn), 312.745.2470
    Open skate hours:
    • Monday – Thursday, 12–7 p.m.
    • Friday, 12–4:30 p.m., 5–7 p.m.
    • Saturday, 1-9 p.m.
    • Sunday, 12–7 p.m.
    Admission: $4 skate rental; admission free. Food concessions are available.
  • Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111 St., 312.747.3690
    Open skate hours:Wednesday – Sunday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $6 skate rental; admission free.
    No food concessions are available.
  • Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave., 312.746.5735
    Open skate hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $6 skate rental; admission free.
    No food concessions are available.
  • Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L, 773.646.1967
    Open skate hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $6 skate rental; admission free.
    Food concessions are available.
  • Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave., 773.761.8663
    Open skate hours:
    • Wednesday – Friday, 3 – 5 p.m., 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    • Saturday – Sunday, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., 3 – 5 p.m., 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $6 skate rental; admission free. No food concessions are available.
  • West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., 773.284.6078
    Open skate hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
    Admission: $6 skate rental; admission free.
    No food concessions are available.

Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change. Contact the individual ice rinks or the Chicago Park District at 312-742-PLAY or visit the Chicago Park District Ice Rinks Official Web Site.