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Chicago Ice skating Indoors and Outdoor

Chicago Ice skating will keep you on your toes. This is a great way to enjoy the cold winter weather months.All it takes is putting on some skates and giving it a try.

There are many beginners as well as skilled skaters at these rinks.

Winter Skating is not only a fun sport but it provides a lot of enjoyment for you, the kids or your significant other and friends.

There are many places to skate in Chicago.

They have indoor as well as outdoor skating options where you can get some great fun, laughter and even get some exercise in.

If you’re interested in a high view of the city while you are skating, you can try the ice rink at the John Hancock Observatory.

The John Hancock Observatory is a 900 square foot indoor ice rink and it’s it’s 1,000 feet above the ground.

If you have skated indoors you probably haven’t experienced a skating ring like this!

You can ice skate and view the surreal skyline of Chicago at the same time. The skating time is 25 minutes.

You can bring your own skates or rent a pair on the site for a dollar.

Rink admission is $5 plus the regular admission to the John Hancock Observatory.

Ice Skating Rink in Downtown Chicago's Millennium Park (© Thomas Barrat/

If you’re a beginner skater you can even learn to skate from the Chicago Black Hawks Youth Hockey coaches.

They have three half-hour sessions offered for free with an admission every Monday.

Skating Session Dates:

January through April  Hours: 9 am – 11 pm daily and the latest time to enter is 10 pm.

Location: John Hancock Observatory 875 N. Michigan Ave. 94th floor Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: (312)751-3680

If you’re interested in skating in outdoor rinks instead well there are plenty.The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park is a popular outdoor rink that attracts over 100,000 people every year.

It’s right in the midst of the city and Millennium Park. A benefit of this rink is that it’s free and open to the public. Skate rental is a $10.

Skating Session Dates: November through March as the weather permits.

The rink is free and open to the public. Skate rental is a $10.

Regular Hours for the season are as follows: Mondays through Thursdays: 12 p.m. — 8 p.m. Fridays: 12 p.m. — 10 p.m. Saturdays (through Dec.17): 10 a.m. — 10 p.m. Saturdays (beginning Jan. 7): 10 a.m. — 9 p.m. Sundays: 10 a.m. — 9 p.m.

Holiday Hours Vary

Location: Millennium Park Michigan Ave & Washington St Chicago, IL 60602 Phone : (312)742-1168

There’s the Daley Bicentennial Plaza at Grant Park.

You’ll be surrounded by skyscrapers plus the park.

Skates are for rent and they also teach children ages 3-12 to skate.

Location: 337 E. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: (312)742-0064

Hours: Open skate hours: Monday-Friday, 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3:30-8:30 p.m. Teen skate is every Friday from 5-7 p.m

Admission: Admission is free and skate rental is $7

When you’re enjoying your winter events and skating, make sure you dress appropriately for the weather.

Some people like to be bundled up, while others wear less heavy clothes for Chicago Ice skating because as they skate their bodies get warmer with all the activity.