Winter Ice Skating

Please visit for all questions regarding ice skating, skate rentals, and skating reservations. Millennium Park Foundation is not responsible for the management of Millennium Park ice skating.

Ice Skating in Millennium Park, representing the Winter Workouts program, is provided at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink from November through March, weather permitting. Free ice skating lessons are offered each weekend, as well as during Chicago Public Schools winter break and on selected winter public holidays.

Skating at the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park returns for its 20th anniversary season, open daily from November 19 through March 6 (weather permitting). Admission is free, but online reservation tickets will be required. Snacks and hot drinks will be available from Momentum Coffee. Additionally, DCASE will present free skating lessons (reservations required) from 8–9am on most Saturdays and Sundays from November 20 through March 6, 2022, teaching beginner and intermediate ice skating and hockey skills. Free lessons are made possible by the McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation. Online reservation ticket details and session availability, skate rental fees and more can be found here.

For more information, please refer to the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events website.