Chicago’s new ice skating ribbon to open

Chicago gets new skating ribbon.

Chicago gets new skating ribbon. Image by Monika Thorpe / CC BY 2.0

From this Saturday Chicagoans will be able to make good use of their famously cold winters as the city opens a quarter-mile long ice skating ribbon downtown. The meandering skating track is the first attraction to open in the new $55 million Maggie Daley Park which will eventually also contain climbing walls, a field house and a three-acre play garden for kids. Admission to the skating ribbon is free; skate hire costs $12. At Saturday’s opening skate hire and admission will both be free. Read more:

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