What a better way to enjoy winter in Chicago with this 5 ice skating rinksand in many of them you can skate on most of them for free! Here are my top choices.

Maggie Daley Park – Riben skating

Break away from the usual ice skating rinks and skate in what is almost like a river in a forest.
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Grand Park Ice Skating Rink

Just off Michigan Ave The prefect back drop with Chicago’s iconic bean (Could Gate)
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The Peninsula Hotel Ice Skating Rink

Prefect setting high adobe Michigan Ave. This rink has all the comforts you would expect from a five start hotel from unique hot chocolate blends to a restaurants just steps away.
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Warren Park Ice Skating Rink

If you feel a bit adventurous and wanting to explore some of Chicago neighborhoods head north to Warren Park
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Henrique Kerch

I’m a Caracas native, living in Chicago. I have a passion for travel, culture, food, adventure and discovering new places off the beaten path. I still remember the first trip I took internationally as a child and the excitement that it was to know that everyone will speak another language. Traveling was cool—waking up early to make the trip to the airport, packing too much and then realizing it’s much better to pack light.

Now a travel writer, I get to see new places continually, check out new restaurants, and talk about my experiences. Just as I’m about to be done with a trip, I see myself at the airport daydreaming while staring at the departure board thinking about my next destination.