Ice Skating at Millennium Park in Chicago

Millennium Park - 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601

Ice Skating at Millennium Park
Ice Skating at Millennium Park

The McCormick Tribune Ice Skating Rink in Millennium Park is open throughout the winter season (weather permitting). It opens annually on the same day as the Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, a 100+ year tradition which moved from Daley Plaza to Millennium Park. The rink will open to the public at noon and remain open through most of winter.

Start Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
End Date: Sunday, March 4, 2018
Time: varies by date
Location: Millennium Park – 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Cost: FREE

The ice skating rink is located directly in front of the Park Grill restaurant immediately east of Michigan Avenue.

Bring your own skates or skate rental is $12 on Monday-Thursday and $14 on Friday-Sunday and holidays.

• Skate sizes available: Toddler 8 – Adult 13 (first come, first serve)
• Lockers are available to rent for $1
• Skate sharpening is available for $9
• Hot chocolate and snacks are available at the Park Grill Cafe
• Free ice skating lessons

Visit the website to view a complete schedule and skating hours.

Before the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink opens to the public at 12noon on Friday, November 17, 2017, there will be a free program at 11 a.m. with performances by ice skaters from IceReach Non-profit and a grand finale by the cast from Crystal by Cirque du Soleil.

With its twinkling tree lights and stunning skyline backdrop, the iconic ice skating rink in Millennium Park is a must-stop each winter season. The rink is open to everyone of all ages and abilities.

Be sure to check out the Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park, just east of Millennium Park.

Other Outdoor Ice Skating Options:
Ice Skating Rosemont – Skating in the Park
Outdoor Ice Skating Oak Brook Center
Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park
Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier
The Rink at the Park at Wrigley

More fun things to do in Chicago
*’s 11th annual Resolutions 2018 at W Chicago – City Center
* Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker
* Elf the Musical: Modern Holiday Classic