All aboard the Ice Odyssey Cruise

Get your Early Bird tickets now for our 2024 Ice Odyssey Cruise of the Chicago River on Thursday, February 15. The special evening cruise, with dazzling views of the Chicago skyline, is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the enchanting beauty of the Chicago River on a frosty winter evening.

Hosted by Friends’ Otter Society Committee, the wonderful Ice Odyssey cruise will be aboard the majestic Odyssey Chicago River, a glass-enclosed and climate-controlled vessel. The Otter Society is Friends’ premier giving group which includes deeply committed river advocates and civic leaders who provide vital investment and support. Their commitment helps enable Friends to advocate for improving the health of the Chicago-Calumet River system, tackle the long term systemic problems it faces, and work every day to bring the river system back to life for people and wildlife.

Special thanks to our early 2024 Ice Odyssey Cruise sponsors and supporters for helping make this memorable cruise possible: Arctic Sponsor, The Wrigley Building, Zeller Realty; and Snowball Sponsor, Arcadis, Inc. And thank you to City Experiences for making this event possible.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sign up for an amazing night of celebrating, networking, and enjoying the Chicago River on a beautiful winter evening in downtown Chicago. Those interested in sponsoring this memorable event, please contact Annie Hanrahan at

Early bird ticket pricing is available until 9 a.m. Thursday, January 4.