The Park at Rosemont opens its free public skating rink on Friday, Nov. 23.
courtesy of the Village of Rosemont
Beginners and experts alike are invited to grab their skates and head to the Turner Pond skating rink in Roselle.
Courtesy of the Roselle Park District
The McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Chicago's Millennium Park offers skaters more than 15,000 feet of ice.
Courtesy of the city of Chicago
Ice skate just outside of the "friendly confines" of Chicago's Wrigley Field.
Courtesy of the Chicago Park District
Skaters of all ages and abilities are invited to take a turn on the ice at area ice rinks this season.
Chillier weather beckons skaters to grab their skates and head for local outdoor ice skating rinks.
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Despite the recent bout of warmer temps, we're heading into winter — prime outdoor skating weather. A number of local ice rinks have their own refrigeration systems and are now open for outdoor skating. Other rinks must wait for help from Mother Nature in freezing the ice. So if you've had your ice skates ready since July, or even if you've always just wanted to give skating a try, here is our guide to a number of local outdoor rinks.