During the winter months, the ice skating rink is open to the public and absolutely free of charge
A couple of weeks ago, a couple of my friends came to visit. I moved to Illinois a couple of years ago for a job in Chicago. I don’t live in the city, but I do live about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. I live in an area called Orland Park. It’s not the most exciting place to live, but real estate is cheaper than living in Chicago. My friends came to visit and we decided to check out a couple of local activities. We went ice-skating at the outdoor ice rink in Centennial Park. Centennial Park is one of my favorite places in the city. The park has a lot of activities like ball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, and an aquatic center. When it is very hot and humid outside, I like to take the kids to the Aquatic Center. The Orland Park Pool has a couple of water slides and a large play area for the kids. I prefer to take the kids to the pool instead of sitting inside of the house with the air conditioner running all day. The warm summer temperatures mean running the air conditioner frequently, so I do my best to give the system a break whenever possible. During the winter months, the ice skating rink is open to the public and absolutely free of charge. My friends and I went ice skating and got hot chocolate. It was very cold that day, but there was a nice warm area where my friends and I sat for a few minutes with our hot chocolate.