Ice skating is a tradition in the Chicago area, especially in January and February as temperatures dip. There are a number of locations to visit, both indoor and outdoor rinks. If you want something fun to do with family or friends, few things top ice skating. Here are some of the best places in the area.
According to Time Out, the best place for ice skating near Chicago is the rink in Millennium Park. The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is open to the public from late November to March 5, offering skating lessons, holiday decorations, and more. Check the website for the hours of operation, and try to go during the week if possible (the weekend can be busy).
You can also stop by Maggie Daley Park for an ice ribbon. This quarter-mile circuit is great for those looking to go fast, and its wide surface can actually hold up to 700 skaters at a time. This rink is also open from November to March.
For a more family-friendly environment, check out ice skating at the Lincoln Park Zoo. This area is open from November 25 to February 26, and the Main Barn has concessions, skate rentals, and more. Plus, you can wander through the zoo to see some unforgettable lights and displays.
These are the top three locations in the area. Stop by Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, and the Lincoln Park Zoo for an unforgettable time.