Ice Skating in River West, Chicago

Ice-Skating Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Seven Bridges Ice Arena (Up to 52% Off)

Seven Bridges Ice Arena


Sports arena with one Olympic-size ice rink, one NHL-size ice rink, and a multisport turf field on the second floor

$40 $19

Ice Skating for Two or Four with Skate Rental from Park District of Highland Park (Up to 56% Off)

Park District of Highland Park

Centennial Ice Rink

Year-round Centennial Ice Rink provides space and rentals for groups to have fun on the ice

$18 $9

Ice-Skating with Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Eight at Franklin Park Ice Arena (Up to 56% Off)

Franklin Park Ice Arena

Schorsch Forest View

Two-rink arena hosts public skating sessions up to six times per week

$18 $9

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four at Homewood-Flossmoor Ice Arena (45% Off)

Homewood-Flossmoor Ice Arena


Expertly maintained ice arena keeps skaters entertained; includes skate rental, and locker rooms are available

$40 $22

Open Skate with Skate Rental for Two or Four or Ice-Skating Lessons at Midwest Training and Ice Center (50% Off)

Midwest Training and Ice Center

Midwest Training and Ice Center

Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

$40 $21

General or VIP Admission for One or Two at Fables Fright Nights (Up to 40% Off)

Fables Fright Nights

Online Deal

Brave souls enter the Fables Fright Nights’ haunted crypt in search of ghastly ghouls and monsters; VIP ticket holders skip the lines

$30 $18

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago History Museum - Live

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$16 $8

Kids' Class Subscription from Pearachute (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.


Online Deal

App lets parents easily discover the best classes to fit kids’ interests, and just as easily enroll, with everything from art to swimming

$39 $22

Field Museum of Natural History Admission

Field Museum - Chicago


$23.25 $23.25

$40 for an Indoor or Outdoor Class for One at Trapeze School New York in Chicago ($75 Value)

Trapeze School New York in Chicago

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors with backgrounds in circus and stunt work teach basic trapeze skills and safety on the finest equipment

$75 $40

Self-Guided Chicago Scavenger Hunt for Two, Four, or Six from Big City Hunt (Up to 54% Off)



Participants gear up and launch the Big City Hunt app to start their own adventure, racing against the clock at a time of their choosing

$40 $22

$12 for 15 Batting Cage Tokens at Sluggers World Class Sports Bar ($20 Value)

Sluggers World Class Sports Bar


Sports bar’s upstairs game room includes batting cages where guests can practice their swings and crush fastballs

$20 $12

One-Year Individual or Family Membership at the Adler Planetarium (Up to 39% Off)

The Adler Planetarium

Museum Campus

See the Chicago night sky as it looked in 1913, view a Mars rover replica, and explore the makeup of the Universe—from galaxies to atoms

$89 $59

Six-Hour Bounce-House Rental from Happy Bouncers Party Rentals (15% Off)

Happy Bouncers Party Rentals


From the merchant: We will deliver and set up a clean and safe Bounce House, We have 7 different models you can choose from.

$130 $111

Ivan Amodei: "Intimate Illusions" on Friday, November 25 or Saturday, November 26

Ivan Amodei

Ritz Carlton

Award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

$85 $36

Ghosts & Goblins Halloween Day Party Cruise on Saturday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m.

Ghosts & Goblin's Halloween Day Party Cruise

DuSable Harbor

Don a costume, grab a drink, and set sail on the Halloween party cruise

$27.37 $20

6 or 12 Drop-In Visits at Purple Monkey Playroom (Up to 53% Off)

Purple Monkey Playroom

North Side

Bright, whimsical play space has won multiple Red Tricycle Awards for its kid-friendly services and adult amenities (free coffee, tea, WiFi)

$90 $55


Navy Pier Festival Hall


$30 $23.75

Swim with Dolphins in Mexico, Caribbean, and Jamaica at Dolphin Discovery (Up to 38% Off). 15 Locations Available

Dolphin Discovery

Online Deal

Splash and play with the dolphins during in-water experiences that can include getting a wet smooch or an unforgettable swim

$109 $69

Free Kids' Event: Free Weekends Fiddleheads

Free Kids' Event: Fiddleheads

Garfield Park Conservatory

Families with young kids participate in nature-themed projects at the conservatory; the Halloween event features animals, including a sloth

$0 $0

Pumpkin Patch Activities & Pumpkins from Wheel Fun Rentals - Chicago (Up to 53% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals - Chicago


This pumpkin patch features activities such as bounce houses, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin picking, surrey rentals, and more

$38 $19

10-Week Minecraft Programming Workshop for One or Two at Kids STEM Studio (Up to 49% Off)

Kids STEM Studio


Kids learn how to program and write mods using Javascript language to build everything from simple structures to skyscrapers

$350 $199

Magician Ivan Amodei



$75 $43.50

One-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (56% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

$45 $20

Free Kids' Event: Tots Halloween Party at Skinner on Friday, October 28

Free Kids' Event: Tots Halloween Party at Skinner

Skinner Park

Kids younger than 7 decked out in Halloween costumes go trick-or-treating in Skinner Park, bound around bounce houses, and play games

$0 $0

$22 for $40 Worth of Services — Divine Purpose Youth Performing Arts Center

Divine Purpose Youth Performing Arts Center


From the merchant: Neighborhood Performing Arts Center located in Chicago with a music instructor serving your desire to learn

$40 $22

Two Open-Play Passes, or One Month of Unlimited Play for One Child or One Family at Kid City (Up to 43% Off)

Kid City

West Town

Kids play pretend at an indoor facility complete with a pint-sized supermarket, dress-up boutique, pet shop, and post office

$105 $60

Rental Lodging on a College-Football Weekend from Rent Like a Champion (Up to 50% Off)

Rent Like A Champion

Online Deal

Find affordable accommodations with local homeowners while visiting town for a college football game

$200 $100

$100 for $200 Groupon — Five Star Characters

Five Star Characters


From the merchant: We give your party the spark it needs. Superhero and cartoon characters available.

$200 $100

Free Kids' Event: Morning Glories at Garfield Park Conservatory Every Monday

Free Kids' Event: Morning Glories

Garfield Park Conservatory

Kids ages 5 and younger dig around in the soil at Garfield Park Conservatory while learning how to plant flowers and greenery

$0 $0

Select Local Merchants

  • Battle Balls
    Battle Balls fulfills a dream that every soccer fan never knew they had: to become a ball, too. This literal transformation takes place within a large, spherical suit that players wear while out on the field. The suits are similar to the ones worn in zorbing, but with holes for the legs. This allows players to kick the soccer ball (yes, there's still one of the those) while bumping and rolling through opposing players on their way towards the net. Battle Balls have garnered media attention from outlets such as E! News, and they're even popular internationally with alternate monikers such as Bubble Soccer, Bubble Football, and Loopyball.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Figure Skate Chicago
    If you're looking for a rink that has both professional and family-friendly amenities, Figure Skate Chicago in Chicago is your ideal choice for a good skate. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Johnny's Ice House
    In Focus: Johnny’s IceHouse East Year founded: 1997 Rink dimensions: 190’ x 85’ Locker rooms: 4 Private showers: 6 Programs: Learn to Skate sessions, adult and youth hockey, figure skating Number of adult recreational hockey teams: 136 Number of major youth hockey tournaments hosted throughout the year: Refuel at: The Stanley Club Bar & Grill, which overlooks the ice Other location: Johnny’s IceHouse West on Madison St.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo: Names to Know Situated in the heart of its namesake park, the Lincoln Park Zoo is home to animals from around the world. Exhibits range from the Helen Brach Primate House to the beautiful Waterfowl Lagoon, and its ongoing research projects work to protect wildlife from the Serengeti to the Congo. Since opening with just two swans in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo has been home to thousands of animals and the trainers that care for them. Before your next trip, familiarize yourself with some of the zoo's most famous names: Marlin Perkins: Though famous for hosting Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Marlin Perkins first tried his hand at television during his stint as director of the Lincoln Park Zoo. His first program, Zoo Parade, gave thousands of Chicagoland viewers an intimate look into the lives of the zoo's residents, and even won a Peabody Award in 1951. Bushman: Upon his arrival in 1930, Bushman the gorilla turned the Lincoln Park Zoo from a simple city zoo into an international attraction. Today; his taxidermied remains can be found keeping silent watch over the halls of the Field Museum. Adelor: Many of today's visitors have fond memories of Adelor, the majestic African lion who held court inside the zoo's Kovler Lion House until his death in 2012. Although Adelor is missed by many, his spirit lives on: a life-sized statue of the famous cat sizes up passersby at the zoo's east entrance Clark and Addison: Born in 2015, these adorable red-panda cubs share their names with the Wrigleyville intersection that's home to an entirely different type of Cubs.
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    Chicago, IL US
  • McCormick Tribune Ice Rink
    For more than a decade, the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink has cultivated an open-air expanse of ice between the skyscrapers of Michigan Avenue and the twinkling walkways of Millennium Park. Open seven days a week, the rink generally stays frozen from mid-November until mid-March with the help of a high-tech refrigeration system. Admission is free, allowing those with their own skates to hit the ice without delay, and rentals let visitors lace up within minutes. After taking off their skates, guests can practice learning how to walk on land again by ambling across the plaza to the Park Café for hot chocolate and snacks.
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    Chicago, IL US