Chicago Park District Ice Rinks Are Open

Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon
© Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District ice ribbon at Maggie Daley Park, and the Chicago Blackhawks ice rinks at parks citywide, will open for the season Friday, November 25, weather permitting.

Patrons can visit Maggie Daley’s skating ribbon, 337 E. Randolph St., rent skates (or bring their own) and enjoy an amazing view of Chicago’s skyline, while skating laps on rolling hills twice the length of a normal ice rink.

Admission to the Skating Ribbon is free. Skate rental is available for those who do not own skates, Monday through Thursday (excluding holiday periods) for $12.  Rental is available on weekends and holiday periods for $14.

This year, in response to customer feedback, visitors will be able to purchase “Fast Passes”. The “Fast Passes”, which cost $35 for one person, include free admission to the ribbon, skate and locker rental and the ability to skip the line. There will also be a $90 “Fast Pass” for two skaters and comes with two collectable Maggie Daley Park beverage tumblers. Passes will be available beginning in December and in limited quantities during peak hours.

“The Chicago Park District is always excited to open a new season of skating at Maggie Daley Park” said Park District Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly. “The ribbon is a great place where families can come and skate while enjoying the beautiful skyline of Chicago.”

Events returning to the skate ribbon include the annual Skate with Santa and the Ugly Sweater Skate. The Ugly Sweater Skate, taking place December 10, encourages visitors to skate in their favorite holiday sweater. Participants will be entered in a raffle to win holiday prizes. On December 17, visitors can come and skate with Santa around the ribbon. Children ages 2-16 can come enjoy a skate with Santa, play games and take photos in the field house. Children must be registered in advanced. To register please visit the Park District website.


Chicago Blackhawk Neighborhood ice rinks

The Chicago Park District will also open its seven neighborhood Blackhawks outdoor ice rinks November 25, weather permitting. Please contact individual parks for ice rink hours of operation. Locations include:

McKinleyPark, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., 312-747-6527

Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North, 312-745-2470

Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St., 312-747-6564

Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave., 312-746-5363

Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L, 773-646-3180

Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave., 773-262-6314

Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave., 312-747-6993

Skating is free for children and teens 17 and youngerand $5 for adults. Skate rental is $6 for children and teens and $4 for adults.

The Chicago Park District’s Blackhawk rinks will enjoy free Blackhawk skating clinics and Silver Skates competitions on the following days:


Silver Skate Competitions

Wentworth Park, January 4

Mt. Greenwood Park, January 5

Rowan Park, January 10

Midway Plaisance Park, January 11

McKinley Park, January 12

Riis Park, January 18

Warren Park, January 19


Blackhawks Hockey Clinics

McKinley Park, January 28

Riis Park, February 4

Wentworth Park, January 21

Warren Park, January 7, 11 and 14

Midway Plaisance Park, December 17

Mt. Greenwood Park, December 10 and 14


For more information about the Chicago Park District and its ice rinks please visit


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