A Cure for Winter: Skate the Ribbon

December 4, 2017

Shake off the winter blahs and perk up your enjoyment of the season with a family outing at the Skate Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park.

The park’s website describes “The Ribbon” this way: “In the heart of downtown Chicago, with the City’s skyline as a backdrop, a ribbon of ice winds through a rolling landscape providing an ice skating experience unlike any other. The skating ribbon is dramatically different from typical civic ice rinks, creating a multisensory activity that is integrated into the landscape. Skaters can experience ‘alpine in the city’ as they lace up their ice skates and follow a path twice the length of a lap around a traditional skating rink. Complementing the ribbon are places to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and rent skates.”

Admission is free and skating hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: noon – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

(There are special hours for holidays and for the holiday break 12/15-1/9 —check the Maggie Daley Park website for times and more details.)

Photo credit: Alan Scott Walker, Wikimedia Commons