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The Extraordinary Chicago Wolves Open-Air Ice Rink Has Returned To Rosemont

By Elliot McGowan

The Extraordinary Chicago Wolves Open-Air Ice Rink Has Returned To Rosemont

Glide into the new year at Rosemont’s open-air ice rink!

Chicago’s winter can be as beautiful as it is brutal. Of all the seasonal activities there is nothing quite like a scenic skating experience in the crisp winter sunshine. Gliding gracefully across glistening ice exercises the soul as well as the body and gives us the euphoric escape we all need after this chaotic year.

Luckily for Chicagoans, Rosemont’s exquisite Chicago Wolves Ice Rink has opened for the winter season! An array of twinkling lights illuminate a sublime open-air rink in the middle of Parkway Bank Park’s entertainment district, only 20 minutes away from Chicago downtown. From now through February 28 festive tunes will echo through the air as people of all ages lace up, take to the ice, and swirl and soar through the winter mist.

This glorious climate-controlled ice rink is not just an exceptional family-experience for the sheer joy it brings. Skating reservations are essential this year and if you mention you’ve got your own skates already, booking is absolutely free! For those who don’t, there’s no need to stress. During the online reservation process just let them know you need a pair and it will cost only $8 so you can enjoy the 45-minute skating sessions whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete beginner. 

Over 1 million holiday lights create a spellbinding spectacle around the entire entertainment district. But it is not just exceptional entertainment facilities you’ll find under the lights in Parkway Bank Park, food fanatics and shopaholics will find winter wonderlands of their own. World-class restaurants offer a wide variety of international cuisine in festive outdoor patios and the award-winning Fashion Outlets of Chicago are just a stone’s throw away. 

Cutting-edge amenities, concierge services, and unbeatable savings make for a shopping trip that ticks all the boxes. The 530,000 square-foot, two-level indoor shopping center is home to over 130 designer outlets and a kids wing that makes it as efficient as it is plentiful.

Ice skating, shopping sprees, and fine dining sound like too much to fit into one day? The one-stop suburban destination is also home to several luxury hotels such as Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel and The Rose Hotel.

It’s at Aloft Chicago O’Hare, however, where you’ll find the most bang for your buck. Special packages for couples and shoppers start at just $139. Covering your accommodation, parking, and late check-outs they ensure a calm and carefree escape from the city. The Fast Shop & Stop Package includes a savings pass worth up to $800 in exclusive savings whilst a Date Night Package provides champagne, chocolates, and more to guarantee a romantic getaway to remember.

See more: 30 Magical Things To Do In Chicago This December