By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — In yet another sign that winter is upon us, downtown ice skating opens up again this weekend.

Skaters at Millennium Park (Michigan Avenue and Washington Street) can hit the ice rink starting on Friday.

The ice ribbon at Maggie Daley Park (just east of Millennium Park at Randolph and Columbus) is in the process of making ice and plans to open “soon” according to their Twitter account.

Weather permitting, the ribbon could open sometime next week.

Admission is free for those who own their own skates.

Rental skates at both locations are $12. Lockers are also available for rent.

Millennium Park also has free lessons at on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, one hour before the rink opens.

MILLENNIUM PARK SCHEDULE

Mondays to Thursdays: 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
Fridays: 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
Saturdays, through January 2: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturdays, beginning January 9: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS

November 26, Thanksgiving: 10:00am – 4:00pm
November 27, Black Friday: 10:00am – 10:00pm
December 24, Christmas Eve: 10:00am – 6:00pm
December 25, Christmas Day: 10:00am – 4:00pm
December 26-30: 10:00am – 10:00pm
December 31, New Year’s Eve: 10:00am – 8:00pm
January 1, New Year’s Day: 10:00am – 10:00pm
January 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 10:00am – 10:00pm
February 15, Lincoln’s Birthday: 10:00am – 10:00pm

MAGGIE DALEY PARK SCHEDULE

Monday – Thursday, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm *after 1/2/16 closes at 9:00 pm
Sunday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving Day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, November 27, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Christmas Eve, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Day, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
New Year’s Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
New Year’s, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Zamboni Hours

Monday – Thursday, 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm
Friday, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm, and 7:30 pm
Saturday (or any day open until 10:00 pm), 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:00 pm

*Zamboni times dependent upon weather conditions and take 45-60 minutes.

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