At any time of year, there are plenty of things to see and do from the top of the John Hancock Observatory: you can take a free multimedia sky tour of Chicago, grab a coffee in Chicago’s highest café, and, of course, take in the 360 degree view of the Magnificent Mile and the expansive view of Lake Michigan. But this winter, the John Hancock Center is making a unique addition to their winter lineup of attractions: Skating in the Sky.
Take a Spin Around the World’s Highest Skating Rink!
Skating in the Sky is comprised of a one-of-a-kind, 900 square foot synthetic ice rink located more than 1,000 feet above street level. There’s a lot to say about the synthetic ice used in the rink; without water, this “ice” requires no resurfacing, and has less impact (and therefore less injuries) than traditional ice. That means safer, warmer, and longer-lasting skate time for you and your friends to enjoy!
Visitors to the John Hancock Observatory can enjoy the same 360 degree views of the Chicago area on their skates – a 25 minute session is only $5 after observatory admission, and if you need to borrow a pair, skate rentals are a great bargain at only $1. Private parties and the public alike can enjoy Skating in the Sky from January 1 to April 8th, 2012, from 9am to 11pm (with last tickets sold at 10pm).
So if you’re in Chicago, make sure not to miss this unmatchable opportunity to skate above the Chicago skyline – and remember, admission to the John Hancock Observatory is included in our Go Chicago Card, which get you access to more than 25 other unforgettable Chicago attractions.