Free Ice Skating Lessons / Skating in Millennium Park in Chicago Thanksgiving 2013 – Winter 2014

Check out the free ice skating in Millennium Park in Chicago this 2013 fall and 2014 winter. The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Chicago , now in its 10th season, draws over 100,000 skaters annually.  Kicking off Chicago’s 2013-2014 winter season, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park will open on Friday, November 15, 2013 and will remain open through mid-March 2014, weather permitting. This rink is free and open to the public. The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, will still offer skate rental for only $10.   New this year are Winter Workouts presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. On Fridays-Sundays, one hour before the rink opens, free ice skating lessons will be offered. Each Thursday will feature ice sports skills and drills for Noodle Hockey, curling and speed.  Ice skating will be available for a 13th season at the McCormick Tribune ice rink at Millennium Park. The rink will be available from Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 through March 9, 2014, weather permitting.    The rink, located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison Streets, will offer skate rental for $10 and will operate with the following hours, according to a schedule provided by the City of Chicago:


Regular Hours:free ice-skating-in chicago
Monday-Thursday, Noon-8 p.m.
Friday, Noon-10 p.m.
Saturday (Through Jan. 4), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Saturday (Beginning Jan. 11), 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.


For hours of operation,  visit or the Explore Chicago site


Special Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29,10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Christmas Eve Tuesday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 26 through Monday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


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