Add a twirl to your sightseeing itinerary this winter. Take one of these Chicago ice skating rinks for a spin and you’ll also be stopping at one of the city’s top attractions
Skating In The Sky At John Hancock Observatory. Skate at 1,000 feet while overlooking the most amazing winter white views of Chicago and Lake Michigan. Enjoy a SKYY® High Cocktail when you finish, or bring the kids up to enjoy a morning of figure-eights or first steps on ice, followed by hot chocolates all round in our Lavazza Espression Café. Come and check out the world’s highest synthetic ice skating rink at more than 1,000 feet – the rink is 900 square feet and constructed of a state-of-the-art synthetic substance called XTRAICE. So bring the kids up and slide into 2013 with an unforgettable family outing.
Open until April 8. Visit here for more information.
New York City winters can be the pits. How about going for a swim? That’s right. Gift New York is just about as hot as it gets in the winter. Gift not only features a pool, but a swim up bar. Water games in the winter just got a little more interesting.
Eric Sanchez, Director of Gift New York, says he combined the concepts of a pool bar/lounge, to become the only one of its kind in New York City. Not only is there a pool and drinks, there’s a sauna and steam room, adding to the luxurious spa atmosphere. Djs add to the hip, cool, and polished interior of Gift. And on Tuesdays, watch out! A crazy good deal of three drinks for the price of one is running. You don’t want to miss that, do you? Gift typically opens at 5p.m. and closes at 12a.m.
Looking for something different to do in the dead of winter? You need only to accept the “Gift” and all of what’s inside.
If LA leaves you feeling too warm this winter head to Pershing Square to cool down Dec 11th and 12th. The city treats you to the Downtown on Ice program, the winter holiday festival. It’s a frozen winter wonderland in the middle of southern California. They’ll be concerts, crafts and ice skating exhibition.
Bowling is a favorite winter pastime and Jillian’s is Boston’s premiere spot to knock some pins. With the Tequila Rain Bar on the bottom, Billiards on floor two, and Lucky Strike Lanes on top there’s something to keep everyone entertained during long winter hours. There’s even plasma screens throughout so you don’t miss out on any sport’s action while you’re playing. Jillian’s is a hotspot for celebrities like Clint Eastwood and Derek Jeter. Come with a few friends or a whole league!
Yes, it’s true that Illinois is about as flat of a state as they come, but believe it or not, skiing (yes, downhill) is possible without driving to Wisconsin or flying to Colorado. Four Lakes is the place to get in some fun skiing, snowboarding and sledding without leaving Illinois.
The Four Lakes Ski & Snowboard School is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and uses the American Teaching System, which makes it a great place for starters, newcomers and those wanting a little change in their routine (a.k.a. a fun idea for a date!). Besides, you’re not going to beat the prices; you may shell out hundreds up nort’ in Wisconsin whereas here on “Fab Fridays,” all day skiing will only set you back $15.00!
Once the snow has melted, Four Lakes keeps going with summer activities like private party rooms, volleyball leagues, tournaments, court rentals and golf leagues.
The San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival is the premiere festival of its kind in the Bay Area. It features interactive ski exhibits, gear manufacturers, and autograph sessions with some of the sports’ most famous athletes. If that isn’t reason enough to attend, all attendees get a free lift ticket to put the new information to work!
Move over Rockettes, a new holiday show is in town. The legendary performance group Cirque du Soleil brings their winter-inspired performance to Madison Square Garden just in time for the winter season. The show is about a boy’s quest for snow, but is definitely all show with incredible acrobatics, theatrical effects, and melodic songs.