Ice Skating and Pancakes!!

Lets' have some fun before winter leaves us!! Come show off your skating skills or if you're like me come to learn!


Details: Free skating lessons offered at 9 and 9:30 am. Rink opens at 10 am.

Skate Rental: $10 or free if you bring your own skates

Skate sizes: Toddler 8 - Adult 13 (first come, first serve)

Lockers are available to rent for $1 (bring quarters)

Skate sharpening is available for $9

Hot chocolate and snacks are available at the Park Grill Cafe

Parking: Street parking or parking at located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph), Millennium Lakeside and Grant Park North.

Public Transportation: Several buses/trains run by the rink. Use Google maps or RTA trip planner for assistance. 

What to wear: Layer up on clothing. Make sure outerwear is good: gloves, hat, scarves, jacket, etc... Knee and elbow padding if you think you need it.  

*******************Breakfast*************************

PANCAKES GRUB SPOT: After skating we will head to Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe on Randolph St (walking distance from the rink)


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  • Jocelyn

    I had such a great time!!!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Viva

    Had a great time all! Thanks for coming out!

    February 23, 2014

  • Nesha E.

    Great idea! Great people.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Erika

    I had a great time! Thanks for organizing, Vi!

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Tima

    I had a ball! Thanks again. I look forward to the next event!

    2 · February 22, 2014

  • Jocelyn

    I'm running late. Do u know what time you all will be headed to wildberry?

    1 · February 22, 2014

    • Viva

      Around 11:30

      February 22, 2014

  • Viva

    Hey y'all, who planning to attend the 9/ 9:30 am skating lesson?

    February 21, 2014

    • Tima

      I am aiming for the 9:30 lesson. Looking forward to it and to meeting everyone.

      1 · February 22, 2014

  • Dwayne B.

    Ok. Really excited about tomorrow. Look forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Viva

      see you tomorrow Dwayne!

      February 21, 2014

  • La T.

    I know you all will have a great time! Sorry I will miss out. Enjoy!

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Viva

      thanks!

      February 21, 2014

  • Nevia C. B.

    Sad I wont be there still out of town on business. Have fun guys

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Viva

      Nevia we hope to catch you at the next meetup!

      February 21, 2014

  • Sheri T.

    I will be there for 930 lesson

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Viva

      see you at the 930 lesson Sheri

      February 21, 2014

  • Viva

    If you are attending the free skating lessons lets meet at the rental area. I will have on a sky blue jacket, Outdoor Afro shirt and black pants. As a group lets get together around 10:30am by the rental area so everyone can meet each other. Make sure to bring CASH for skate rental, lockers and breakfast after! Call me at[masked] or send a message through meetup.

    February 21, 2014

  • Jay

    Weather looks good for tomorrow!

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • Viva

      30 degrees!

      February 21, 2014

  • Viva

    Good morning! Make sure to update your RSVP if you are attending or not. I will be sending out more details shortly.

    February 21, 2014

  • Maia S.

    Hi everyone, so this is super last minute, but I think I can make it! I'll try to make the lesson but it may be after 10 for me.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Viva

    Found some decent videos on youtube. If you are a beginner like me than these might be helpful before attending the free skate lessons!

    1. Beginners: http://goo.gl/LEpVFZ

    2. How to for beginners, http://goo.gl/oMaVIo and http://goo.gl/5IvS3E

    3. Basic skills: http://goo.gl/p5lHJj

    1 · February 18, 2014

    • Viva

      Don't be scared enjoy and just try!

      February 18, 2014

  • La T.

    Sorry guys, still recovering from my shoulder surgery the week before last! Not even cleared to drive yet. Hopefully, by the next adventure, I will be back in business. Yvette, may you continue to build back to complete restoration!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Yvette B.

    This sounds like fun but I don't think I should try ice skating for the first time since I'm still trying to strengthen my ACL after surgery. Would love to join for the pancake part just to meet the group.

    1 · February 7, 2014

    • Viva

      sounds good Yvette. Look forward to meeting you!

      February 9, 2014

  • Sheri T.

    I will be there but I have to leave early. I CANT SKATE!!! But I'm willing to learn. Who else is this the first time for skating?

    February 8, 2014

    • Viva

      first time for me so will be taking the free class

      1 · February 9, 2014

  • Sheri T.

    Can you take group pic before I leave?

    1 · February 8, 2014

  • Erika

    I'm going to try to get my sister to bring her kids out. They'd love it! Besides, who can resist free pancakes?

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Viva

      Pancakes aren't free lol. We will skate and then head to Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe for breakfast

      February 3, 2014

    • Erika

      Well, I guess I should have read this on something other than my smartphone. The message was truncated. Vital details missed! I suppose I can pay for a pancake.. ;)

      1 · February 3, 2014

  • Viva

    Alright folks, time is set for those that want to attend the lesson classes at 9 or 9:30 am. You are welcome to join us at 10 am when the rink opens!

    February 3, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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