As winter wraps its chilly embrace around Chicago, there’s one magical experience that stands out above the rest—the ice skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park. Unveiling its frosty wonderland on Friday, November 17, 2023, this iconic quarter-mile rink is not just a winter activity; it’s an urban escapade unlike any other in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Picture this: a winding ice ribbon, stretching twice the length of a regular rink, gracefully navigating around a 40-foot climbing wall, all while the majestic Chicago skyline paints a stunning backdrop. It’s not just a skating session; it’s a visual feast, a dance on ice that brings the city’s beauty to life.

Named after the beloved former first lady of Chicago, Maggie Daley Park is a tribute to her passion for the city’s children. Since its inauguration in 2014, the park has evolved into one of Chicago’s finest playgrounds, with the ice ribbon claiming its spot as the star attraction. It’s not just about skating; it’s about embracing winter afternoons in a place that resonates with joy and memories.

Grab Amazing Skating Deals At Maggie Daley

Before you lace up those skates, here’s the scoop on making the most of your Maggie Daley Park experience:


Reserve Your Spot:
With limited capacity and the popularity of this winter wonder, reservations are your key to guaranteed frosty fun. Head to to secure your spot.
Opening Day Buzz:
Tickets for the grand reopening on Friday, November 17, through December 3 were released on November 6. Act fast to avoid missing out on the early winter buzz.
Skating Deals:
If you’re a skating pro with your own skates, Monday through Thursday is your golden window to glide for free. For other slots, a mere $5 unlocks the magic on Fridays through Sundays.
Skate Rental Magic:
Don’t own a pair of skates? Fear not. You can rent one at $16 (Monday to Thursday) and $20 (Friday to Sunday) when booked online. Walkups are welcome too, at $18 and $22, respectively.
Time Slots and Sessions:
The ice ribbon welcomes skaters seven days a week, with sessions between 11:00 am – 10:00 pm. Remember, enchanting ice resurfacing happens between each session, ensuring a smooth glide for all.

Mark your calendars—Maggie Daley’s Ice Rink is open from November 17, 2023, through March 10, 2024. Maggie Daley’s Ice Rink is perfect for you, whether you’re a seasoned skater or a first-timer. So, let the enchanting curves of the ice ribbon be your guide to a season of pure, frosty delight.

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