Assemble your most accurate amigos!
With Chicago’s unforgiving winter hinting at its imminent arrival, Chicago’s patios and rooftops have begun reinventing themselves with igloos, firepits, and many other wonderful winter solutions. The Gwen Hotel, however, has chosen a different path that combines winter sport and rooftop drinking.
When you think of winter sports, ice skating, ice hockey, and skiing are usually the first to spring to mind. On a rooftop here in the heart of Chicago however, there might just be a new winter fad about to emerge and this one comes with complimentary cocktails.
The Gwen Hotel has kitted its rooftop out with not igloos, not ice skating, but an outdoor curling rink high in the sky for its annual Curling & Cocktails experience.
The curling season at The Gwen returned on Monday, November 21st, and will run through winter to March meaning there is plenty of time to assemble your most accurate of amigos and hold your own winter games up on the lavish Gwen Terrace.
For those who are less familiar with the sport, curling is a team game, originally from Scotland, in which players use their finesse and accuracy to slide stones on a sheet of ice toward a target. It’s perfect for winter socializing as those who await their turn can watch on or catch up on the side with a cocktail in hand.
At the Gwen Hotel, curling sessions come with small bites and a complimentary round of cocktails meaning you can sip away on your favorite tipple while battling your buddies on the newly opened rink throughout winter.
According to the Gwen Hotel Curling & Cocktails page, reservations are available in 45-minute intervals are capped to 10 people on the rink at a given time.
The Curling Rink is outside on Gwen’s luxury rooftop terrace so guests should bundle up before facing the winter as the weather begins to worsen!
[Featured image courtesy of the Gwen Hotel]