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    Chicago, Illinois
  • Friday 11:21 PM
    15th of December, 2017

    Skating Ribbon

    Skating Ribbon

    In the heart of downtown Chicago, with the City’s skyline as a backdrop, a ribbon of ice winds through a rolling landscape providing an ice skating experience unlike any other. The skating ribbon is dramatically different from typical civic ice rinks, creating a multisensory activity that is integrated into the landscape. Skaters can experience “alpine in the city” as they lace up their ice skates and follow a path twice the length of a lap around a traditional skating rink. Complementing the ribbon are places to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and rent skates. In the summertime, the Ribbon can be used to watch climbers on the climbing wall.


    Skating Ribbon is managed by Westrec Management

    Phone: 312.552.3000

    Season: Mid-November – First week of March


    Admission is FREE

    Parking: Available at Millennium Lakeside Garages

    Skate sharpening is NOT available onsite

    Skate sizes available are child’s size 8 through men’s size 13.
    Figure and hockey skates available.
    Locker space is limited and unattended bags will be removed.


    *Skate rental stops thirty minutes before close

    Holiday Hours:

    During the holiday break 12/19 – 1/5, the Skating Ribbon will be open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm, with the dates above as exceptions. Zamboni will go out at noon, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:30 pm on dates open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. 

    Zamboni Hours:

    Monday – Thursday, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm
    Friday, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:30 pm
    Saturday 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:30 pm
    Sunday 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 5:00 pm
    Zamboni times dependent upon weather conditions and take 45-60 minutes
    Follow @MaggieDaleyPark on Twitter for Zamboni updates

    For information on hosting a private holiday or winter skating event, click here.

    To learn about  FREE holiday events at the Ribbon, like our Annual Skate with Santa, click here.

    Skating Ribbon Rules & Regulations:

    The following are not permitted on the ice: