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Feb. 19 -  Due to the unseasonably warm weather all rinks are closed for the seaon, except for the ribbon at Maggie Daley Park.   The Maggie Daley Park ribbon will only be open from 6pm-10pm today.

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.  Maggie Daley Park ice ribbon is open through the first week of March, while all other rinks will be open through February 20, weather permitting.  Learn more below.  Don't forget about year-round skating opportunities at the indoor rinks located at McFetridge Sports Center and the new Morgan Park Sports Center.

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Due to the popularity of these events, all available spots have been filled and registration is no longer available.  Please join us next year.

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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)


Skate rental stops 30 minutes before close.
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Open skate for Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon:

  • Admission:  Free
  • Skate rental: $12 Monday - Thursday; $14 Friday - Sunday, Holidays and Winter Break  


Open skate for all other outdoor rinks:

  • Admission: Children 17 & under are free, Adults $5, Seniors and Military $2 
  • Skate rental: $6 for all ages


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


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The following programs are offered at most rinks.


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. 



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:

  • Friday, November 25, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Christmas Eve, December 24, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • New Year’s Eve, December 31, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Martin Luther King Day, January 16, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • School Improvement Day, February 3, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • President’s Day, February 20, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
During the holiday break 12/24 – 1/8, the Skating Ribbon will be open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, with the dates above as exceptions.


For holiday hours for all other outdoor rinks, view the individual rink's schedule (find them under the "List View" tab above).


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