Add a twirl to your sightseeing itinerary this winter. Take one of these Chicago ice skating rinks for a spin and you'll also be stopping at some of the city's top attractions.
November 15, 2013 through mid-March 2014
Whether you're a pro on skates or a still a bit clumsy on the ice, the iconic ice rink in Millennium Park is a must-stop. More than 100,000 skaters twirl here every beneath a surround of twinkling tree lights.
Now in its 12th season, skating remains free and open to the public. Also free are the incredible views of the downtown skyline and Millennium Park's famed Cloud Gate sculpture which hovers above. Catch a look into the shiny, snow-dusted "Bean" before hitting the ice.
If you don't have skates of your own, the rink offers rentals for only $10 - though you may have to wait in a bit of a line.
Daily hours (weather permitting) for the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink are TBD. Check back for details.
December 6, 2013 through January 12, 2014
Winter WonderFest is a fantasy-like playground at Navy Pier filled with hundreds of trees, twinkling lights, all sorts of activities and a warmer alternative for the ice skater – an indoor rink.