The Peninsula Chicago opens ‘The Peninsula Sky Rink’ – Chicago’s only hotel skating rink – for third season

The Peninsula Chicago is pleased to announce the return of The Peninsula Sky Rink for the 2015 – 2016 winter season on Friday, November 20, 2015. 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 to hotel, restaurant and spa guests daily through the first week of March 2016. 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 Friday, November 20, 2015, through the first week of March 2016 including holidays (based on availability). It is recommended guests visit the hotel website at www.peninsula.com/chicago or call +1 (312) 337 2888 prior to arrival to confirm.

Hours (subject to change):

– Monday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
– Friday: 3:00 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. Patrons should present a receipt or room key to gain access. 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 21st— Chicago Lights Festival 2015
– Thursday, November 26th — Thanksgiving
– Friday, December 25th — Christmas Day
– Sunday, February 14th — Valentine’s Day