Youth Escort Policy

Effective May 20, 2022, the Chicago Park District has enacted the following Youth Escort Policy for Maggie Daley Park.

For the comfort and safety of all visitors, Maggie Daley Park has put in place a youth escort policy for entrance to and presence in the Park after 6 p.m. on all Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Maggie Daley Park visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 21 years of age during these hours. An adult who is at least 21 years of age may escort up to four minor guests. Guests may be asked to present a valid photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, state ID, student ID, or military ID, upon entering Maggie Daley Park. Maggie Daley Park reserves the right to implement the youth escort policy on other days and at other times, on an as-needed basis, when justified by objective circumstances demonstrating a substantial likelihood of large gatherings of unsupervised youths. Youths under the age of 18 may enter the Park unaccompanied while the youth escort policy is in effect if they (1) are engaged in employment at Maggie Daley Park; or (2) are attending an official school, religious, or other recreational activity supervised by adults and sponsored by the Chicago Park District, the City of Chicago, a civic organization, or another similar entity that takes responsibility for the minor.

Ice Skating Ribbon – Closed for Season

Ice Skating Ribbon – Closed for Season

Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon Ticket Release Dates:

Tickets will be released on a rolling basis at 12:00pm (noon) on the below dates:

  • Monday, November 6, 2023 – November 17 – December 3
  • Monday, November 20, 2023 – December 4 – December 17
  • Monday, December 4, 2023 – December 18 – January 7, 2024
  • Monday, December 18, 2023 – January 8 – January 21
  • Monday, January 8, 2024 – January 22 – February 4
  • Monday, January 22, 2024 – February 5 – February 19
  • Monday, February 5, 2024 – February 20 – March 3
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 – March 4 – March 10 (Closing Day)

Please Read Prior to Registration – Check Acknowledgement Box (bottom of page) to proceed to ticketing 

Skating Sessions: 

Ice Resurfacing takes place between sessions and prior to opening

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

Holiday Hours: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday Hours: New Year’s Eve

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


All skating inquiries should be emailed to

No Refunds unless MDP Skating Ribbon is Closed by Management

  • During the ticket purchase process please verify the dates, times and session type (With Skate Rental or Bring Your Own) for accuracy. Once a ticket is purchased all refund and transfer policies are in effect. The session dates, times and type are displayed throughout the transaction for review.
  • Skating Sessions that exceed 50% of the session time are deemed a completed session and no refunds will be granted after the half way mark.
  • Maggie Daley Park is an outdoor skating venue that is subjected to the elements of the Chicago Winter. Please review weather forecast prior to completing your ticket purchase.
  • Based upon current conditions MDP will make every effort to announce cancellations in advance of sessions. Cancellations will be posted to MDP website, all social media outlets and and via email based on time of cancellation. Please refer to the on-line and social media announcements as staff may not be able to receive calls if they are working on ice preparation.
  • Session Cancelation – In the event that the session you have reserved is cancelled by Management (weather, emergency, safety issues) Maggie Daley Park will process refunds. All Refunds may take up to 10 Business Days to process. Refunds due to closures are an automatic system response, you DO NOT need to email us for a refund.

MDP Ticket Transfer Policy

  • MDP Skating Ribbon tickets may be transferred to another date or session time: A $3 Charge will be applied to all transferred tickets
    • Ticket Transfer requests must be made a minimum of 3 days in advance of the ticketed date.
    • Ticket Transfer dates must be transferred to a date a minimum of 1 day after the date of the original ticket (Ex: Ticket date Monday 12/12/23 ticket must be transferred to 12/13/23 or a date beyond).
    • Ticket Transfer requests must have your Ticket Confirmation Number and the Date and Session Time to be transferred to at the time of the request. Requests without the required transfer to date and session time will not be processed.
    • All Ticket Transfer requests must be made to and include: 1. the order confirmation number. 2. The date and session time you want to transfer into. 3. The CVC # of the card used for original purchase. Must be summitted a minimum of 3 days in advance of originally ticketed date.

MDP Ticket Re-Sale or Gifted

  • Individuals may Gift or Re-Sell their tickets privately by providing the receiving party the confirmation email with the QR Code to present at Check-in. Each QR Code is unique and must be presented as your ticket at check in. There is no Transfer Fee for private transfers.


MDP Ticket Information

  • Please Note: Session Capacity is limited. A select number of reservation types is available. If your ticket type is unavailable, please check back to see if spots open. Tickets will not be made available if one ticket type is sold out.
  • There is no waitlist
  • NO REFUNDS – unless ribbon is closed by Rink Management
  • Transfer of dates allowed up to 72 hours prior to scheduled session – email to request transfer
  • Please take your time and read through the dates and times that you have selected for accuracy.

If you agree to all the above information, please click below to make your ticket purchase.

Parking is available below the park at Millennium Park/Lakeside Garages  BOOK ONLINE 


By selecting the box below you agree to these terms – NO REFUNDS and ALL TRANSFERS must be submitted a minimum of 3 days in advance (prior to) of your ticketed date.

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