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The Peninsula Ice Rink

Type: Great Views, Outdoor Activities - Winter

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Hotels can boast stellar restaurants, services, views and beds but only The Peninsula has bragging rights about its ice skating rink. Open for its sixth season, the 2,100 sq ft hybrid rink is perched above the Magnificent MiIe on "The Terrace," a cool setting indeed. It's a polar palooza of visuals with Chicago's unparalleled architecture and twinkling lights to gaze upon while doing sit spins on the the rink that is tucked into a pine tree filled scene dotted with snowflake lighting and seasonal tunes floating in the chilly air. The skating rink's outdoor menu offers hot beverages and snacks like hot chocolate and cider, Money collected including skate rental ($15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under) is donated to two Chicago children's charities: Lurie Children's Hospital and Hephzibah Children's Association. Call before to ask the Concierge for the hours the rink is open that day.


108 East Superior Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611
Chicago, IL 60611

(312) 337 2888

Expert Tips by Jacky Runice

Chicago Local Expert

Things to Do in December: "The Sky Rink is available for groups to rent and for marriage proposals too."

Best for Things to Do in December Because: It's a sweet way to see the twinkling beauty of Michigan Avenue during the holidays and get some outdoor exercise in a gorgeous setting.