Winters in Chicago may get brutal, but they can also be lovely. In the new Maggie Daley Park, within Chicago’s massive Grant Park, is The Ribbon.
The Ribbon is an ice skating loop allowing up to 700 people to glide around under one of the greatest skylines in the world. Yes, we already have a few outdoor rinks in the city, but this design is more like a “lazy river on ice.” Instead of just skating around a never-ending circle, the design is a meandering loop. If someone isn’t the strongest ice skater there are railings on *both* sides to hold onto. Also, doing anything more then just aimlessly circling is nice.
Regardless of the design, more outdoor public spaces to play are never a bad thing.