Chicago Park District Phase 5 Mask Policy



As the health and well-being of children in our parks is our highest priority and with most of the children in our programs not eligible to receive the vaccine, the Chicago Park District will continue to require that face coverings be worn by everyone who enters our indoor spaces when children are present.  If children are not present, vaccinated persons may remove their face coverings.



The Chicago Park District encourages everyone to follow the recommendations of public health officials from the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and unvaccinated persons should continue to wear a face covering in crowded outdoor settings or in instances where social distancing cannot be maintained.





Ice Skating Reservations – Open November 8th at Noon – Ribbon Opens November 19th

Ice Skating Reservations – Open November 8th at Noon – Ribbon Opens November 19th

Please take your time, there are NO transfer of dates, and No refunds. 


  • Monday-Thursday -Skate Rental
    • $16 on-line + tax
    • $18 walkup + tax
    • Skate with your own skates – $5 + tax (2pm, 5pm & 8pm session)
    • Skate with your own skates – Free 11 am session ONLY
  • Friday – Sunday & Holidays – Skate Rental
    • $20 on-line + tax
    • $22 walkup + tax
    • Skate with your own skates – $5 + tax (2pm, 5pm & 8pm session)
    • Skate with your own skates – Free 11am session ONLY

***Walkup sales are based on availability – reservations strongly encouraged

Release Dates:

Reservations will be released on a rolling basis at noon on the below dates:

  • November 8th – reservation dates 11/19-12/16
  • December 6th – reservation dates 12/17-1/9
  • December 20th reservation dates 1/10 – 1/31
  • January 10th – reservation dates 2/1 – 2/14
  • January 31st – reservation dates 2/15-2/28
  • February 21st – reservation dates 3/1 – 3/13


  • Holiday pricing includes Holidays and Holiday season (December 17th – January 9th) $20 on-line / $22 walkup + tax
  • Holidays: New Year’s Eve/Day, MLK Day and Presidents Day – $20 on-line / $22 walkup + tax
  • Skates are available in child’s size 8 through men’s size 12 (our rental skates typically fit children age 5 and up)
  • Locker rental – standard lockers $5, large lockers $8 – per day
  • Skate Aids (Penguins) available to assist you skate $10-per day
  • Skaters can check-in 30 minutes before the start of their scheduled session
  • Please email us at with any concerns

Refunds are only given if the Ice-Skating Ribbon is closed by the Management Team – Please allow 5-7 business days for your refund


Open 7 days a week:

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Zamboni Times:

  • 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
  • Zamboni times are dependent upon weather conditions and take 35-45 minutes
  • Follow @MaggieDaleyPark on Twitter for Zamboni updates


Available at Millennium Lakeside Garages. Go here for more information.


  • Skate sharpening is NOT available onsite
  • Skate sizes available are child’s size 8 through men’s size 12, there are NO half sizes.
  • Figure and hockey skates available.
  • Figure skates run true to size, hockey skates run about 1 size bigger than your shoe size.
  • Locker space is limited and unattended bags will be removed.
  • Accessibility: A skate assist sled is available for use by skaters with physical disabilities and their companion skater.
  • For information on hosting a private holiday or winter skating event, click here.

Skating Ribbon Rules & Regulations:

  • Masks and reservations required to skate
  • Skate carefully at all times
  • Follow the instructions of the skate assistants
  • Skate only in the direction currently being indicated by the skating assistants
  • Speed of skating at all times must equal the flow of all other skaters
  • Only people wearing skates are allowed on the ice surface
  • No more than two (2) people may skate together

The following are not permitted on the ice:

  • Skating when ice resurfacing is being completed
  • Skating in a manner that endangers of interferes with the enjoyment experienced by other skaters
  • Stopping or standing on the ice
  • Horseplay, game playing, excessive speed, roughness or skating in a dangerous or potentially dangerous fashion
  • Carrying children or secondary items on the ice; handbags, backpacks, cameras, cell phones, portable music players, etc.
  • Jumps, spins, or skating backwards
  • Speed skates (racer blade skates)
  • Hockey playing
  • Eating or drinking
  • Throwing snowballs or other objects at any time
  • Sitting on or leaning over the railing



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