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McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

11 North Michigan Avenue
| +1 312-742-5222
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Where To Lace Up Your Skates in the Windy City  Chicago Illinois United States
Ice Skating in the Park Chicago Illinois United States
Skate Through the City Chicago Illinois United States
Where To Lace Up Your Skates in the Windy City  Chicago Illinois United States
Ice Skating in the Park Chicago Illinois United States
Skate Through the City Chicago Illinois United States

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Sat, Sun 10am - 9pm
Mon - Thur 12pm - 8pm
Fri 12pm - 10pm

Where To Lace Up Your Skates in the Windy City

If you're visiting Chicago in the winter, be sure to make your way to one of the city's many ice rinks.

For outdoor skating with a view, head to the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millenium Park. The ice skating rink is sandwiched between Cloud Gate, the iconic Chicago sculpture better known as "the bean" and the skyscrapers along Michigan Avenue. Skating is free, but skate rental is $10.

For indoor skating with a view, make your way up to the 94th floor of the John Hancock building. From January through April, you can skate 1,000 feet above Chicago, but it'll cost you. Skating is $6 for 25 minutes, and skate rental is $1 more. But you'll also have to buy admission to the Hancock Observatory, which is $17.50 for adults and $11.50 for kids under 12.

If you're ready to trade skyscrapers for a cozy neighborhood with an iconic American as apple pie view, head north of downtown to Wrigleyville. Each winter, a parking lot outside Wrigley Field is transformed into the ultimate outdoor neighborhood skating rink. Admission is between $5 and $10 for adults and skate rental is an additional $5 to $10 depending on when you go. Take the red line El to Addison and check out the bars on Clark Street when you're done.

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AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Ice Skating in the Park

Cold weather can come early to Chicago so why not embrace it and go ice skating? The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is located in Millennium Park directly under Chicago’s famous Bean and opens for free to the public in mid November every year. What better way to spend a chilly evening than with a spin around the ice?

Spectators also gather to watch skaters twirl and glide under the Christmas lights and drink cups of hot chocolate from the nearby Park Grill. Winter hasn’t arrived quite yet so get out and enjoy the sights before it gets really cold.


AFAR Local Expert
over 4 years ago

Skate Through the City

We all can walk around downtown Chicago craning our necks to gawk at the impressive buildings that soar above us... but come wintertime, wouldn't it be cooler to skate? If your answer is a resounding yes, then there's a pair of skates waiting for you at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. For 13 winters, Chicago has turned an outdoor area just beneath the Cloud Gate sculpture into an enormous rink that welcomes all who visit. From November through March (if weather cooperates), you can rent skates ($10) and glide, spin, and pirouette to your heart's content under the Chicago skyline.

Admission is free, and lessons are available an hour before the rink opens. And, of course, there are places to get warm and sip hot cocoa as you tighten your skates and recharge for your next outing.