Type: Active, Attractions, City, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Activities - Summer, Outdoor Activities - Winter, Parks, Public Spaces, Uniquely Here
Located just east of Millennium Park, the new park recently opened the ribbon ice rink this winter. The rest of the 25-acre park, which will feature a playground for kids and many picnic tables and benches, is slated to open in 2015. Unlike it's skating rink neighbor to the west at Millennium Park, the ribbon makes it a bit more interesting to skate since it weaves and turns rather than just skating around in a boring circle. It's free to skate if you bring your own skates (highly recommended since the wait to rent the $12 skates on-site can be anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour depending on time how busy it is). Locker rentals are available for $1.
337 E Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
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Parks: "Bring your own skates and skate for free."
Best for Parks Because: Chicago now boasts two free outdoor skating rinks downtown for locals and visitors to enjoy with the opening of Maggie Daley Park.