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  • Sunday 01:50 PM
    19th of November, 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


    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: