What better way to enjoy winter in Chicago than with a favorite winter pastime like ice skating? Here are our top choices for ice skating in the city and many of them are free!

Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon

Break away from the usual ice skating rinks and skate in what almost feels like a river in a forest at Maggie Daley Park’s Ice Skating Ribbon, albeit in the middle of the city.
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Millennium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink

Just off Michigan Avenue is the perfect back drop with Chicago’s iconic Bean (Could Gate).
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The Peninsula Sky Rink

The perfect setting high above Michigan Ave. atop the Peninsula Hotel, this rink has all of the comforts you would expect from a five start hotel from unique hot chocolate blends, hot cider and other snacks.
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Warren Park Ice Skating Rink

If you feel a bit adventurous and wanting to explore some of Chicago neighborhoods, head north to Warren Park for a no-frills ice rink.
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While you are in Chicago, check out 10 things everyone has to do.  There’s so much to experience in summer as well as winter! Also, free is always good so don’t miss Chicago museum free days. Some of our favorite immersive museums to visit besides the Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Art Institute include the wndr Museum, and Hebru Brantley’s Nevermore Park in Pilsen.