Millennium Park - McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

November 17, 2017-March 4, 2018 (weather permitting)

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Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink(click on images to enlarge)

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium park will kick off the winter season on Friday, November 17 (weather permitting), on the same day as the 104th Annual Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. The rink will open to the public at noon and remain open through Sunday, March 4, 2018.

The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is located in Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Street. Skating is FREE and open to the public, with skate rentals available for $12 Monday-Thursday and $14 Friday-Sunday/Holidays.


The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink will operate under the following hours:

  • Mondays–Thursday, 12 Noon–8pm
  • Fridays, 12 Noon–10pm (ice skating lesson at 11am)
  • Saturdays (November 18–January 8), 10am–10pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Saturdays (January 18–March 8), 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)
  • Sundays, 10am–9pm (ice skating lesson at 9am)


Special holiday hours will be announced soon.


 Ice Resurfacing lasts approximately 10-20 minutes, depending on conditions.


Other Holiday Events

Chicago’s 104th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 17, 2017

Millennium Park

The City of Chicago is proud to present the 104th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Millennium Park, Friday, November 17.


Caroling at Cloud Gate

Fridays: November 24, December 1, 8 & 15, 2017

Millennium Park

Bundle up and get ready to belt out some holiday classics at these festive events that are part concert, part sing-along as local Chicago choral groups lead hundreds of celebrants in song.



Information and Resources

Millennium Park

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

FREE Admission

Skate rental is available for $12 Mon.-Thu. and $14 Fri.-Sun./Holidays (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 Open Daily, 6am-11pm 

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