Very busy rink along Michigan Avenue and below the Bean. Stunning at night with its skyscraper backdrop.
I never ice skated outdoors!!! And while it snowed!!! Something about that was very magical and I am so glad my bf dragged me here with his living social deal.LINE: Horrible, esp when you're freezing you butt off in the negative degrees. At least we could watch the ice skaters while we waited for over 45minutes. Best to show up super early or super late. Security was strict, they made sure no one cut in.SHOES: Wear socks. They'll keep your shoes hostage til you return the skatesTIP: From experience, try getting a shoe size that's a lil smaller than usual. I had this issue a while back and it was very painful to stand on the skates... felt like I was about to twist my ankle because the bottom part was so lose.CAFE: is right next door, they have hot cocoa and coffee
A nice winter pass time
Located just outside Millennium Park, the McCormick-Tribune Ice Rink is a great place to visit during cold Chicago winters. Skate rental is an affordable $5 and the view is unbeatable. Imagine skating in the evening holding hands with your loved one, or alone with your thoughts, surrounded by hundreds of twinkling city lights and beautiful architecture reaching for the sky. The crisp night air energizing you, reminding you how happy and alive you are. Hot chocolate and snacks are also available in the heated concession area.
Although the general activity of ice skating was fun the rink really disappointed me. We seemed to have to get off the ice every 30mins and it took what felt like hours to go back on. The rink was very crowded and I got pushed over a lot. The people who were sorting out the skates were very distracted and unprofessional. It telly wasn't for me. The good part was that you could see the beautiful skyscrapers.
McCormick Forum Square is a very large venue in the local area. The square is surrounded by art galleries. It is convenient to go to hotels by car.
Who doesn't love a date ice skating (even if you're terrible)?
McCormick Forum Square is really great. Let's go and have a look.