Welcome to Chicago's version of Rockefeller Center.. Overview Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you have to hibernate. With Grant Park as a backdrop, Millennium Park in downtown Chicago is a terrific family-friendly wintertime destination. The ice rink, open from mid-November through early March, is at the city's cultural epicenter, close to theaters, shopping and museums. At 15,910 square feet (200 feet long and 80 feet wide), the skating surface is large enough to accommodate plenty of winter revelers.
Facts Skating is free to the public; skate rental is available for $7 per session. Warm up with a mug of hot chocolate or munch on a sandwich from the concession area.