The Peninsula Chicago opens 'The Peninsula Sky Rink' - Chicago's only hotel skating rink - for sixth season

The luxury hotel unveils ‘The Peninsula Sky Rink’, its outdoor skating rink overlooking iconic Magnificent Mile, with funds raised to benefit children’s charities

The Peninsula Chicago is pleased to announce the return of The Peninsula Sky Rink for the 2017 – 2018 winter season on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The 2,100 sq ft (200 sq m) hybrid rink is the only hotel skating rink in Chicago and originally debuted in December, 2012. Adjacent to the hotel’s Shanghai Terrace restaurant and four stories above Michigan Avenue, with views of Chicago’s iconic John Hancock building and the “Magnificent Mile,” the skating rink is open daily (based on availability) through the first week of March 2018.  Throughout the season, there will be a variety of events and activities planned. Additionally, skaters will help give back to the local community, as 100% of the rink’s skating earnings will be donated to two Chicago children’s charities.

Location and Setting: Perched above Chicago’s bustling Michigan Avenue, The Terrace is the perfect backdrop for the hotel’s skating rink. Surrounded by Chicago’s skyscrapers and twinkling lights, the rink is tucked into a pine tree winter wonderland and bathed in festive music and snowflake lighting. Skaters can enjoy the rink in a myriad of weather conditions.

Charities:  All monies collected will be donated to two Chicago children’s charities:

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago: A new, state-of-the-art facility that is recognized as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Please visit org for more information.
  • Hephzibah Children’s Association: Hephzibah Children’s Association was founded in 1897, and has been providing services for abused and neglected children since that time. Learn more about Hephzibah at org.

Hours of Operation: The Peninsula Chicago’s skating rink is open daily, beginning Saturday, November 18, 2017, through the first week of March 2018 including holidays (based on availability). It is recommended guests visit the hotel website at or call +1 (312) 337 2888 prior to arrival to confirm.

Hours (subject to change):

  • Monday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday:             12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Donations: Hotel guests, spa and restaurant patrons are invited to experience the skating rink on the day of their visit. The below suggested donations include use of skates. All monies collected will be donated to two Chicago children’s charities.

  • US$ 10 per child (12 years and under)
  • US$ 15 per adult

** Personal skates are not permitted due to rink surface requirements **

Schedule of Upcoming Events:  A variety of eclectic events and activities will be held at the SkyRink this season for guests to enjoy and participate. Not all events and activities are listed; additional occasions may be added for future dates.

  • Saturday, November 18th— Chicago Lights Festival 2017
  • Thursday, November 23rd — Thanksgiving
  • Sunday, December 24th — Christmas Eve
  • Monday, December 25th — Christmas Day
  • Sunday, December 31st — New Year’s Eve
  • Wednesday, February 14th — Valentine’s Day

Warming Winter Drinks and Snacks:  The Sky Rink’s outdoor menu features a selection of hot drinks and snacks including hot spiced cider, hot chocolate and other treats.

Private Events: The Sky Rink is available for groups to rent or for marriage proposals. To arrange, please contact our catering team at +1 (312) 573-6709.

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About The Peninsula Chicago

The Peninsula Chicago is a Five Star, Five Diamond hotel located on the “Magnificent Mile” at 108 East Superior Street (at Michigan Avenue), within the city’s premier shopping district. The 339-guest room hotel recently completed an extensive renovation of guestrooms and suites.  The hotel opened in 2001 and features three distinctive restaurants, a popular bar and a world-class spa. For information on The Peninsula Chicago, please visit or call +1 (312) 337 2888 or toll-free at +1 (866) 288 8889.


About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH)

Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The Peninsula Hotels portfolio comprises The Peninsula Hong Kong, The Peninsula Shanghai, The Peninsula Beijing, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Peninsula New York, The Peninsula Chicago, The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Peninsula Paris, The Peninsula Bangkok, and The Peninsula Manila. Projects under development include The Peninsula Istanbul, The Peninsula London and The Peninsula Yangon. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and St. John's Building in Hong Kong; The Landmarlk in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; 1 -5 Grosvenor Place in London, UK and 21 avenue Kleber in Paris, France. The clubs and services portfolio of the Group includes The Peak Tram in Hong Kong; Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand; Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California; Peninsula Clubs and Consultancy Services, Peninsula Merchandising, and Tai Pan Laundry in Hong Kong.