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Get ready for winter fun!  The ice ribbon at Maggie Daley Park is now open!  All other outdoor ice rinks open for the season on Friday, November 27, weather permitting.  

Skate away at eight outdoor rinks throughout the city. Open skates are available at all rinks and exciting events are available at most.  Many rinks will also provide Learn to Skate programming, as well as Pond Hockey and Rat Hockey. Sled assisted skating, which allows people of all abilities to skate together, is available.  Learn more below.  Outdoor rinks close for the season on Sunday, February 28, 2016.  Don't forget about year-round skating opportunities at the indoor rinks located at McFetridge Sports Center and the new Morgan Park Sports Center.

Advertise at the rinks. Get your name in front of thousands who skate in the parks throughout the winter.  Learn more about affordable advertising opportunities available at most outdoor rinks.  

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Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon

Maggie Daley Skating RibbonAccessible

Location (Park): 337 E. Randolph St.

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Park: Maggie Daley Park

Park: (312) 552-3000 (Park )

Park: (312) 742-3918 (Fieldhouse)

Notes: Skate rental stops 30 minutes before close. Saturday closing time changes to 9pm after Jan. 2, 2016.


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Open skate for Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon:

  • Season: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Sunday, March 6, 2016, weather permitting
  • Admission:  Free
  • Skate rental: $12


Open skate for all other outdoor rinks:

  • Season: Friday, November 27, 2015 - Sunday, February 28, 2016, weather permitting 
  • Admission: Children 17 & under are free, Adults $4, Seniors and Military $2 
  • Skate rental: $6 for all ages
  • Special - Adult admission with skate rental: $8
  • Special - Family Skate Fridays, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., price: $10 per family (includes skate rental)

Rink schedules, which include program hours and open skate hours, will be posted soon.


Notice Valid From: 3/31/2014 - 4/1/2024


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Learn to Skate

  • Learn to skate lessons will be offered before select open skate sessions at most rinks.
  • Admission: $10; includes skate rental (based on availability) and entry to the following open skate session.
  • This drop-in session provides instruction on the basics of balance, forward stride, starting and stopping, and backward skating.  It is open to all ages and to both hockey players and ice skaters. Recreational or hockey helmets, gloves and knee pads are recommended.

Stick & Puck and Pond Hockey

  • This combined program offers 45 minutes of Stick & Puck followed by 45 minutes of Pond Hockey for one price.
  • Admission (includes skate rental): $7 per person, $10 for adult & child.
  • Recreational or hockey helmet required. Hockey equipment recommended.
  • Stick & Puck offers open access to the ice specifically for practicing stickhandling, skating and shooting skills. No scrimmage games or slap shots allowed. Youth skaters may be on the ice with supervision.
  • Pond Hockey is more like the neighborhood pick-up game and is less competitive than rat hockey. No slap shots or body checking allowed and hockey helmets are required. Program is open to children and adults.

Rat Hockey

  • Rat hockey is available for adult players ages 18 & older, to play pick-up games. Full hockey equipment is required, and slap shots are allowed. No checking permitted.
  • Admission (includes skate rental): $10. 

Rink schedules, which include program hours and open skate hours, will be posted soon.


Notice Valid From: 4/1/2014 - 5/1/2024

Sled assisted skating allows people of all abilities to skate together.  These specialty sleds for both children and adults are designed with a foot guard, ABS bucket seat, foot rest and pusher handle. No usage charge applies however advance reservation is required. Call (312) 805-3936.

Notice Valid From: 7/26/2014 - 12/31/2024

Holiday Hours for Maggie Daley Park Ice Ribbon:

  • Thur, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Fri, Nov. 27
    10 am - 10 pm
  • Thur, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
    10 am - 6 pm
  • Fri, Dec. 25, Christmas Day
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Thur, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve
    10 am - 8 pm
  • Fri, Jan. 1, New Year's Day
    10 am - 9 pm



Holiday Hours for all other outdoor rinks:

  • Mon, Dec. 21 - Wed, Dec. 23
    12 pm -5 pm
  • Thur, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
    12 pm - 5 pm
  • Fri, Dec. 25, Christmas Day
  • Mon, Dec. 28 - Wed, Dec. 30
    12 pm - 5 pm
  • Thur, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve
    12 pm - 5 pm
  • Fri, Jan. 1, New Year's Day
    Regular Hours (see each rink's schedule)


Notice Valid From: 11/4/2014 - 12/31/2024