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Outdoor Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Get creative this Valentine’s Day with a date outdoors, no matter what climate you live in.

01/19/2014

Ice skaters show off their skills (or lack of) at Millennium Park's McCormick Tribune Ice Rink on Friday, November 30th. (Credit: Mason Johnson / CBS)

Best Ice Skating In Chicago

Ice skating can be a great way to have fun during winter without having to do the full-on snowman building or tobogganing. Chicago has a number of rinks to choose from, both indoor and outdoor, so you won’t let winter drag you down this year.

12/27/2013

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Park District Ice Rinks Open For Winter Season

Ice skating rinks at seven parks across the city will open for the season Friday, with a brand-new eighth rink set to open next month.

11/29/2013

Millennium Park's McCormick Tribune Ice Rink (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Best Ways To Take Advantage Of The Last Of The Winter In Chicago

Most of us wish there was a seasonal fast-forward button for the winter temperatures, but like it or not, there are a few things that are fun to experience during the colder days, especially when you know spring is just around the corner. Take advantage of the last days of winter with a few fun winter activities.

03/02/2013

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Best Outdoor Winter Activities In Chicago

Once you’ve pushed yourself to brave the lower temperatures, you’ll find that Chicago does have some fun winter activities to offer.

01/09/2013

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Best Places To Go Ice Skating In Chicago

Ice skating is not only a great way to exercise, it’s a fun activity. Whether it’s your first time on the ice or you’re a seasoned skater, an ice rink is a great place for an outing with friends, a first date or a family event.

11/10/2012

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 26th, 2011: Hundreds of people congregate in Millennium Park for the winter to enjoy a family night of ice skating.  The ice rink is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. through March with weather permitting.  (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Free & Cheap Winter Break Activities In Chicago

You could spend a small fortune going to a movie or sending the kids to day camp, but we’ve compiled a list of free, inexpensive and exciting activities to take you through the weekend. Be sure to double check the website for what’s included. You may still need to pay for special activities or parking. So pack up the kids and pack a lunch and have a great winter break.

02/17/2012

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Top Three Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks In Chicago

‘Tis the season for ice skating. Chicago’s winter is here to stay. Well, for a few long months anyway, so get out and enjoy it. There are a plethora of outdoor rinks (10 to be exact) within the city limits, open November 28th-February 28th. Here are the three best!

12/31/2011

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Super Suave Winter Date Guide

I want you to know, a lot has changed since my last date guide. I’m not the amateurish schmuck I was when I wrote that dating guide. I’m a totally new schmuck. I am more mature and ready to tell you about some of the best winter date spots that exist in this fine city.

12/15/2011

Skating rink at the John Hancock building (Credit: Julie Mann)

John Hancock Observatory Skating Rink Opens Jan. 1

A new skating rink will open on New Year’s Day—about 1,000 feet above Chicago at the John Hancock Observatory.

12/28/2010

Best Family-Friendly Acivities in Millennium Park

Best Family-Friendly Activities In Millennium Park

Millennium Park is my absolute favorite destination for Chicago families – in any season. During the summer months, families can splash around in the Crown Fountain, enjoy a free outdoor concert, or take advantage of […]

10/05/2010