Last year, everyone got a little more comfortable venturing outdoors for entertainment and socializing even in the midst of a chilly Chicago winter. So you’re probably already stocked up on all the warm, comfy clothing you need for outdoor adventures this year—like a visit to the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon.
Situated just a stone’s throw from the bustling heart of the Loop, the lakeside park breaks from tradition but forgoing a traditional ice-skating rink in favor of its signature “ribbon.” It’s kind of like a lazy river for ice skaters. Lace-up your skates and set out on the one-way path of ice as it winds back and forth around the central sculpture at Maggie Daley Park. In order to keep everyone healthy and socially distanced, the ribbon is encouraging online reservations before you visit. Simply pick a date and time, submit your payment (starting at $16, rental skates included), and head to the park. Although some walk-up tickets may be available, they’re very limited and are more expensive than purchasing admission online.