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Navy Pier is opening an ice skating rink—in summer

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Sara Freund

Navy Pier is about to get a little cooler this weekend. But this time, we mean that quite literally. On Friday, the top tourist spot will open an outdoor ice rink, as reported by DNAinfo.

It turns out, ice skating outside in the Chicago summer is not impossible. The temporary installation in the new Polk Brothers Park is part of the landmark’s 100th anniversary celebration.

The ice (yes, it's real ice) will be shaded beneath a tent and connected to a chiller system that keeps it frozen. The 82-foot-long, 66-foot-wide rink is just one of many additions to the pier, which also has a new Ferris wheel, Original Rainbow Cone and more.

“Skate by the Lake” will be open from noon to 10pm daily throughout summer. Admission costs $10 for guests with skates and $15 for guests who need to rent skates. See the rink for yourself for a new way to chill by the lake.

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