Glide into the Olympic spirit as the 2022 Winter Games begin by playing the sports at various venues across the Chicago area.
Test your curling skills, practice your figure skating or take to the slopes at some of these options.
The Gwen Hotel Chicago
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From Feb. 4-20 — which will be the duration of the Olympics — visitors can sip cocktails and slip stones at the Gwen Hotel’s seasonal “Cocktails & Curling” event. The ice-less rink features a fire pit that stretches the side of the terrace and a rooftop view of the city. Reservations can be made for $30 per person for a maximum of 10 people and are available in 45-minute intervals.
The “sausage, bacon and beer-focused” restaurant in the West Loop transforms its beer garden into a curling rink every winter. Four guests can rent out a 40-minute time slot on a lane for $70, which, according to the website, rounds out to two or three games. A “Curling Master” will be out on the rink to teach guests rules and techniques. Reservations can be made at the restaurant’s website.
Gallagher Way’s Winterland
Professionals from local clubs are working with Gallagher Way to help guests brush up their curling skills. Hour-long evening classes will be held February 1-3 and 15-17 for $50 a person. Guests need to register and pay in advance. The ice rink located in Wrigleyville also features ice skating and bumper car events.
Parkway Bank Park
Glenview Ice Center
Fifth Third Arena
Millennium Park Ice Rink
Skiing and Snowboarding
Norge Ski Club
Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports