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 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 16, 2018
End Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
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 $13 on Monday-Thursday and $15 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

(Free lessons will be offered during Chicago Public School’s Winter Break, December 22 – January 6, one hour before the rink opens, except for December 25. All ages and skill levels are welcome.)

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

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
Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

More fun things to do in Chicago
*’s Holiday Edition of the Chicago Artisan Market on Sun Dec 2nd
* A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre
* The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
* Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

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