• Weather

    34° F
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Thursday 09:38 PM
    17th of January, 2019

    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.

    Skating Ribbon is managed by Westrec Management.

    Weather permitting, the Skating Ribbon will be open until March 10, 2019.

    Admission is FREE

    $40 Fast Pass allows you to skip the skate rental line and includes skates and locker for one person. Limited quantities available at select times. Only available 72 hours in advance. No refunds.

    $90 Package includes skates for two, lockers for two, two cups of hot chocolate, and fast passes. Limited quantities available at select times. Only available 72 hours in advance. No refunds.


    *Skate rental stops thirty minutes before close

    Zamboni Times:

    Zamboni times dependent upon weather conditions and take 45-60 minutes
    Follow @MaggieDaleyPark on Twitter for Zamboni updates

    Holiday Hours:

    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.

    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.

    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: