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2017 NCAA Men's Frozen Four Chicago: April 6 & 8

Chicago's first ever college hockey championship is almost here! The stage is set, and hockey fans across the country anxiously await the commencement of the 2017 NCAA Men's Frozen Four.

Harvard and Minnesota Duluth will start the action at the United Center on April 6 at 5:00pm CT, followed by Denver and Notre Dame at 8:30pm. The victors of each semifinal will then compete for the national title on Saturday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased here.

If the historic Chicago Cubs World Series win was the highlight of your 2016, you'll want to run—not walk— to the Chicago Sports Museum, where a recently unveiled Chicago Cubs World Series exhibit celebrates the grandest moments of the 2016 season with sports mementos that contributed to the amazing victory. Here are five things Cubs fans need to check out STAT at the Chicago Sports Museum.
NCAA Frozen Four in Chicago

2017 is shaping up to be a year of hockey for Chicago! With the NCAA Division I Men's "Frozen Four" Ice Hockey Championship and the NHL Draft both coming to Chicago for the first time in history, hockey fans from across the country will flock to the United Center this spring.

Congrats Chicago Cubs, 2016 World Series Champions!

Chicago and Cubs fans around the world are celebrating this epic World Series win—the first since 1908!—and enjoying every thrilling moment. When dreams come true, words can't even describe the feeling. As we tip our caps to this incredible Chicago Cubs team, we share with you just some of our favorite snapshots that capture the excitement, pride and joy of the fans, the players and the entire city.

Congratulations @cubs from @choosechicago! #FlyTheW #mychicagopix 

AquaMermaid Chicago
If you've ever dreamed of directing ships to safe inlets and riding the waves Ariel-style, here's your chance to transform into a mermaid: At Chicago's very own AquaMermaid school you'll trade your feet for fins and learn everything you need to know about mermaid life. Here's what to expect at your very first AquaMermaid Lesson.

FTW Chicago Arcade For The Win

Sometimes alcohol and sports don't mix, but these action-packed arcade bars provide both drinks and recreational opportunities in Chicago. Luckily, there's little chance you'll get hurt when playing ping pong, or scoring points on video games. Even if you lose, it's all about having fun and delicious cocktails or craft beers with friends.

Michael Jordan's Last Shot Basket

Located in Harry Caray's 7th Inning Stretch at Water Tower Place (835 N Michigan Ave), Chicago Sports Museum has curated even more Chicago sports memorabilia. For just $5 — or free after dining at Harry Caray's — see and experience some of the greatest moments of sports history. From Mike Ditka's playbook to Benny the Bull's suit, these 8 new exhibits will take you on journey through Chicago sports' history.

Spend a Summer Evening on The 606

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:00 AM by Amy Bizzarri

Chicago's latest and greatest park and trail system is The 606, a 2.7 mile trail that connects four ground level parks and four amazing Chicago neighborhoods. Running along Bloomingdale Avenue from Ashland Avenue on the east to Ridgeway Avenue on the west, the 606 provides a glorious stretch of green space and trails for runners, walkers, bikers and nature lovers. Here's our guide to a fabulous summer evening date on The 606.

Workouts in the Park
If you're looking to enjoy the fresh air while having fun and getting fit, Chicago has you covered this summer. Both Millennium Park and The Field Museum will be offering weekly summer fitness classes. All classes are offered outdoors, with views that will inspire you to keep on movin'. Best of all, they're FREE!

Burnham Wildlife Corridor

Hiking, biking and walking became literally more attractive with the opening of the new Burnham Wildlife Corridor Gathering Spaces. The South Side lakefront trail boasts local artist and community designed art installations that reflect African American, Latino and Chinese cultures. Extending from 2600 S. Lake Shore Drive to 4700 S. Lake Shore Drive, the trail weaves through the diverse communities of Chinatown, Bronzeville and Pilsen, which are highlighted by the installations.

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