The winter months bring about a variety of new outdoor activities for those who favor the cold, and the fun that snow has to offer. Of the many winter games there are to play, outdoor ice-skating is arguably the most exhilarating of them all. While there is an array of outdoor rinks throughout the Chicagoland area, there’s nothing quite like skating within the beautiful city skyline.
At the top of the list is the Millennium Park Ice Skating Rink. Now open to the public, this outdoor skating rink offers its guests the utmost in the winter wonderland department. Settled along Michigan Avenue, the outdoor rink has beautiful views of the city’s skyscrapers, festive music to fill the background noise, and a place to warm up in between skating sessions at the Park Grill.
Next on the list is the Midway Plaisance Park Ice Rink. This outdoor rink is located on East 59th Street at Woodlawn Avenue, right in the center of the University of Chicago’s campus. For an eventful afternoon, enjoy some festive ice-skating followed by a pit stop to the Museum of Science and Industry for a varying taste of the Chicago atmosphere.
Last but not least, the Warren Park Ice Rink on North Western Avenue is sure to impress. With its quaint and charming aroma, this small outdoor rink is surrounded by evergreens and wonderful for the holiday season. Beyond the ice rink, there is also a sledding hill for all to enjoy when they are not holding hands around the rink.
Chicago is known for its festive events and activities throughout the winter season, outdoor ice rinks among one of the best. Be sure to stop by one of the rinks near you for a recreational retreat.