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McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Michigan Ave & Washington St, Chicago, IL
+1 312-742-5222
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Skating by the Big Avenue

The ice rink is free and in a central location downtown near great public transportation and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MaryinChicago
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Chicago, Illinois
Excellent views and FREE lessons.

Perfect place to skate right along Michigan Ave with a decent view of the skyline. If you check the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
BrianArtforAnimals
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Brookfield, Illinois
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 23:00
LOCATION
Michigan Ave & Washington St, Chicago, IL
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-742-5222
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Reviewed yesterday

The ice rink is free and in a central location downtown near great public transportation and parking. Visitors who don't have their skates can rent a pair and a locker at the location. Friends and families build special holiday memories when they skate here in...More

Thank MaryinChicago
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Perfect place to skate right along Michigan Ave with a decent view of the skyline. If you check the web site, you can see times for FREE lessons an hour before the rink officially opens every Fri-Sat-Sun. I have had 4 different instructors, and all...More

Thank BrianArtforAnimals
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It was Jan 1st around noon and we arrived at the end of the resurfacing period so we didn't have to wait the 25 minutes it usually takes. There was people but not too crazy, there timing was perfect because there wasn't a waiting line...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Skip the tourist kitsch and selfies, and just spend some quality time on the rink with your family and friends!

Thank Gerald T
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The place to skate in Chicago for years has been replaced by the new Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon on the East side of the park. I had never skated before and I was not aware of the new Skating Ribbon but was happy to see...More

Thank ChaseChgo
Reviewed 12 January 2016

It's a wonderful atmosphere to skate here on a winter day, with music and at night twinkling lights. But bring your own skates! We saw people standing in line for rentals by a sign that read "Your wait from here is approximately 60 minutes" Ouch!

Thank Canada-Oz
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Try to arrive before 3pm is less crowded, nice place, If you hace your Skates is free, and just 12 bucks for the rentals!!!! Look for the hours of skate lessons!!! Worth it

Thank Cami_Ale_13
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is the best rink in Chicago. Yes it's crowded and yes it's better if you have your own skates then you can get straight on without waiting in the queues which are long. Go to a second hand shop (there is one on Armitage...More

Thank jazzyart
Reviewed 19 January 2015

After waiting in line (Why not be able to make a reservation or could there at least be a mat around the rink to keep your feet off of the concrete and out of the cold water?) for 2 hours for ice skates, we skated...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Decided to ice skate here after spending 2 hours in line for the Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon the night before (and never made it to the front of the line). Ice skate rentals were easy and affordable. Skating was a blast ... not too crowded...More

Thank paintgirlchgo
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
...More
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