Enjoy the End of Winter at These Ice Rinks in Chicago

February 14, 2019 | Around Town
Enjoy the End of Winter at These Ice Rinks in Chicago

While winter’s deep freeze can leave even the heartiest among us running for cover, there’s nothing more exhilarating than getting outdoors to enjoy some winter fun near OneEleven. Embrace the best the season has to offer with a visit to one of these ice rinks in Chicago while they’re still open.


Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

With convenient parking and unbeatable views of the downtown city skyline, a visit to Millenium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink offers patrons a scenic adventure. Admission to the rink is free. But with over 100,000 skaters visiting each season, this popular destination gets crowded, so consider a visit during off-peak hours. A weeknight might be the perfect opportunity to get out for a skate. For a truly unique skating experience, try out one of the park’s Thursday skating theme nights.


Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon

With a one-of-a-kind design that allows visitors to experience a skating landscape, the Maggie Daley Park Skating Ribbon is a favorite winter destination in the heart of downtown. Visitors can stroll the outskirts of the park, watching the skaters pass by. Skaters can loop a path that runs twice the length of traditional rinks.

Enjoy a hot chocolate at the park concession stand when you’re ready to take a break from the action.  Purchase a fast pass to skip the sometimes long rental line. Also, be sure to check ahead for the resurfacing schedule, which varies with the weather. With such an extensive skating course, grooming the rink can take nearly an hour. The park posts daily Zamboni updates on Twitter.


OneEleven offers the location and amenities you seek to make the most of life in Chicago. Once you’ve gone skating at these ice rinks in Chicago, warm up at one of these local restaurants with live music. If you’re looking for a great community to call home, contact us to learn more or schedule a tour today.