McFetridge Sports Center
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.
Some people get into the holiday spirit by battling the throngs of shoppers for a deal on the day after Thanksgiving, while others get the feeling of the season by lacing up a pair of skates and gliding across a sheet of ice at their local pond, park or skating rink.
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.
Playing hockey competitively does not have to end once you hit a certain age because all around the Chicago area, there are adult hockey leagues that you and your friends can join.
Whether you are as graceful as Michelle Kwan or a total disaster on skates, ice skating is a time-honored Chicago winter tradition. Plus, it is a ton of fun. Seriously, it is. Your kids will think so too.