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Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon Opens Today and Citywide Outdoor Rinks Open November 25

Come skate with us! The Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park opens today, November 18! All other Chicago Park District outdoor ice skating rinks open for the season on November 25, weather permitting. Pre-registration is required for all programs, including open skate. Session capacity is limited and registration will be released on a rolling basis. Chicago Park District’s outdoor ice rinks are supported by the Chicago Blackhawks. View our ice skating page here for more information.

All outdoor ice skating locations include: 

Open skate fees are listed below and are open to all ages. 

All outdoor rinks except Maggie Daley:

•    Admission: Free 
•    Skate rental: $7 for all ages
Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon:

•    Admission: $16-$22, varies by date
•    Skate rental: FREE-$5, varies by date & hours

The following programs are offered at outdoor ice rinks (except for Maggie Daley). 

Programs include: 

Drop-In Learn to Skate Sessions
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 public skate.

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 kneepads 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): $8 per person, $10 for adult & child.

All players will be required to wear a helmet (those under 18-years of age must wear a HECC approved helmet with a full-face mask), shin pads, cup and hockey gloves.  Skaters must bring their own equipment, including hockey stick. Youth skaters may be on the ice with supervision.

•    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. Practice non-contact battling up to 5-on-5 skaters. 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 to play pick-up games. Full hockey equipment is not provided, but is required.  Slap shots are allowed. Body checking is not allowed. 
Admission (includes skate rental): $10.  Available for players ages 18 and older.

Sled Assisted Skating
No usage charge; reservations required by calling individual rinks.
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.  

Silver Skates
This is a free speed skating competition for children and adults hosted at various rinks in January. More information to come next month. 

Schedule & Holiday Hours
Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change. For up to date information, contact the individual ice rinks or visit