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Downtown Chicago Has Ice!

Downtown Chicago is serving up ice for all ages for the winter skating season.

The quarter-mile-long Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon adjacent to Millennium Park is in its third season and continues to draw crowds with free admission every day of the week. Enwave Chicago’s ice-based cooling system helped produce and continues to chill the ribbon’s ice.

In Millennium Park, the outdoor McCormick Tribune Ice Rink is in its 16th season and draws more than 100,000 skaters annually.

At Navy Pier, the indoor Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink is home to the Third Bank Winter WonderFest, a fantasy-like playground with trees and twinkling lights for a general admission fee until early January.

Even a hotel has gotten into the act! The Peninsula Chicago is serving up The Peninsula Sky Rink on its fourth floor, with views of the John Hancock Building. The 2,100-sq-ft rink is open daily for a daily admission fee that is donated to two Chicago children’s charities.

Not every city offers ice skating at multiple venues! Check them out – and remember that Enwave Chicago makes ice all year-round to keep buildings cool and comfortable, even when downtown temps begin to soar.

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