Ice skating rinks make plan to open in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Two downtown Chicago ice-skating rinks are set to open later this month, when colder temperatures are expected to blanket the city.

The ice rink at Millennium Park opens Friday at noon, just ahead of the 6 p.m. lighting ceremony for Chicago's official Christmas tree nearby.

The first day of skating on the ice ribbon at Maggie Daley Park won't be until Nov. 25, weather permitting. A park district spokeswoman tells the Chicago Tribune ( the opening has been delayed because of warm weather.

There is no charge for admission to the rinks. Millennium Park charges $12 for skate rental. Maggie Daley Park charges $12 Monday through Thursday to rent skates and $14 on the weekends.

Most other outdoor rinks around the city open Nov. 25.


Information from: Chicago Tribune,