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Kicking off Chicago’s winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 14, 2014 and will remain open through March 8, 2015, weather permitting. For the last 13 years, the rink has drawn more than 100,000 skaters annually and is free and open to the public. The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, will still offer skate rental for only $12.

Daily ice resurfacing schedule is available by calling 312.742.5224.


Regular Hours for the season are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday, 12 Noon—8 pm (except Wed. Jan. 28 at 7pm)
  • Friday, 12 Noon—10 pm
  • Saturday (Through Jan. 4), 10 am—10 pm
  • Saturday (Beginning Jan. 11), 10 am—9 pm
  • Sunday, 10 am—9 pm

Special Holiday Hours:

  • Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 27, 10 am—4 pm
  • Friday, Nov. 28, 10 am—10 pm
  • Christmas Eve Wednesday, Dec. 24, 10 am—6 pm
  • Christmas Day Thursday, Dec. 25, 10 am—4 pm
  • Friday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 30, 10 am—10 pm
  • New Year’s Eve Wednesday, Dec. 31, 10 am—8 pm
  • New Year’s Day Thursday, Jan. 1, 10 am—10 pm
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, 10 am—10 pm
  • Washington’s Birthday, Monday, Feb. 16, 10 am—10 pm

 Free Skating Lessons

  • Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, one hour before the rink opens.
  • Lessons will also be offered each day of Chicago Public School Winter Break, December 22–January 4, except December 25 and January 1, one hour before the rink opens.




Dates: November 14, 2014 - March 8, 2015 (weather permitting)




Admission: FREE

Skate rental is available for $12 (includes tax).

Skate sizes: Toddler 8 - Adult 13 (first come, first serve).

Lockers are available to rent for $1.

Skate sharpening is available for $9.

Hot chocolate and snacks are available at the Park Grill Cafe.




Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601




Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assisted listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth




Public Transportation:
For travel information, visit


Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North.