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Bye, Winter: You Can Rollerblade The Maggie Daley Park Ribbon This Spring

 Maggie Daley Park will start renting out in-line skates and scooters for its walking ribbon next month.
Maggie Daley Park will start renting out in-line skates and scooters for its walking ribbon next month.
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DOWNTOWN — With its ice ribbon not so icy anymore, Maggie Daley Park is rolling out new skates for spring. 

The Downtown park at 337 E. Randolph St. will debut in-line skate rentals next month, said Jessica Maxey-Faulkner, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Park District. The park will also rent out nonmotorized scooters.

In-line skate rentals will cost $12 per 30 minutes, and scooter rentals will cost $8 beginning April 12, Maxey-Faulkner said.

The in-line skate rentals are the first since the park — known for its popular skating ribbon — opened in late 2014. The Park District debuted scooter rentals last year. 

The in-line skates will arrive the same day Maggie Daley Park's climbing wall opens for the season.

The ribbon, which has been stripped of ice, will remain open to pedestrians. Skaters can bring their own skates, but those who rent a pair must also wear a helmet, elbow, knee and wrist guards. The cost of other equipment is covered in the rental fee, Maxey-Faulkner said.