Free ice skating lessons and extended hours during CPS winter vacation – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – The city reminds parents and students to participate in free skating lessons and extended hours, while CPS is on winter break.

Millennium Park will offer free skating lessons for youth one hour before the start of free skating, as part of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ winter training program and special events. Free classes are offered Friday through Sunday, starting Saturday December 24 and will end on January 8. The program will not run on Christmas Day (Saturday December 25) and New Year’s Day (Sunday January 1).

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In addition to the free skating lessons, the rink will host special programs such as professional ice dancing demonstrations, noodle hockey, speed skating demonstrations and other ice games.

The McCormick Tribune rink at Millennium Park will also offer extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. next week, Monday through Friday. There will be free skating lessons and additional programming starting at 9 a.m. that week.

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McCormick Tribune ice rink is located in Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue, between Washington and Madison Street. Winter programming and skating are free and open to the public. Skate rental is available for $ 12.

Grants for winter ice rink training are provided by McDonald’s Active Lifestyles Endowment, operated by the Millennium Park Foundation.

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Visit Millennium Park website for more information and special ice rink times.

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