Has there ever been a better case of kismet than the conjunction of Frozen’s widescreen release with the winter that will be remembered for the Polar Vortex? We have high hopes that Winter 2015 will be a little bit kinder to our numb fingers and toes, but just in case, we’re excited for MB Financial Park’s brilliantly named Frozemont, a great spot for families who boldly say (or sing) “The cold never bothered us anyway.”
If you go
MB Financial Park, 5501 Park Place, Rosemont
Frozemont’s centerpiece is its free outdoor ice skating (skate rentals cost $8 or bring your own) on an NHL-sized rink, surrounded by twinkling lights and scores of cool restaurants–also great spots for a little defrosting. This month also features the Winter Frost Face Off hockey series, which brings together kids, adults and local hockey professionals for a variety of hockey tournaments (spectators are welcome).
For those looking for some downhill fun, there’s Polar Peak, the new four-story tubing hill designed for thrill-seekers of all ages. The five tubing lanes include one built especially for kids 2 and up who might not be quite ready for a lightning-fast run down a super-steep slope. Polar Peak is open through March 1, with extended hours on Martin Luther King Weekend (2-10 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 19), and costs $20 an hour.
It’s all perfectly designed for anyone who is ready to “let it go” and enjoy a little wintertime fun.
And if you need one, we have a great suggestion for your post-Frozemont family movie night…