Along with hot chocolate and snowball fights, there are few things more quintessentially wintertime than ice skating. Luckily, Chicago is not short on places to hit the ice and channel your inner Michelle Kwan.
The McCormick Tribune rink in Millennium Park is an obvious pick, but while it is location is picturesque, it is also often the busiest.
Just east of Millennium Park is the site of the new Maggie Daley Park, which is set to open its own rink later this December. Information on pricing and open dates have not yet been released.
Navy Pier is also home to an indoor rink as a part of its Winter Wonderfest. While pricey, the $25 admission includes other special events.
Other park district rinks are located on the far Southwest, North and West sides of the city. Admission is $3 and skate rentals are $6, with prices lower on special value days.