Workers have been flooding the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink this week to make sure it's ready for opening day. It's located on Michigan Avenue between Washington and Madison streets.
A ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Skaters from Ice Reach, a nonprofit that encourages people to participate in ice sports, will help celebrate the opening. Public skating will begin around 11:35 a.m.
Skating is free. For those who don't own a pair of skate, rental is $12.
Depending on the weather, the ice rink will be open every day through March 6.
Daily hours of operation:
-Mondays-Thursdays, noon-8 p.m.
-Fridays, noon-10 p.m. (ice skating lesson at 11 a.m.)
-Saturdays (Nov. 14-Jan. 2), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (ice skating lesson at 9 a.m.)
-Saturdays (Jan. 9-March. 5), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (ice skating lesson at 9 a.m.)
-Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (ice skating lesson at 9 a.m.)
Special holiday hours: (for a full Holiday schedule, visit the website)
-Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
-Friday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (ice skating lesson at 9 a.m.)
-Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (no ice skating lesson)