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The World's Highest Ice Rink Coming to Chicago's John Hancock Center
Like it isn't bad enough that the coast of Lake MIchigan freezes over during the winter, Chicago's John Hancock Center has announced that they'll have an ice skating rink installed on the 94th floor. This news comes from TimeOutChicago, who doesn't neglect to point out that an ice rink more than 1,000 feet up makes it the world's highest ice skating rink.
Expect to rent ice skates and do some figure-eights as soon as January 2011. The rink will be the newest entry in a list of recent upgrades at the Hancock's Observatory: "Over the last couple years, the observatory has rolled out a cafe and full bar, augmented reality telescopes, and a sleek design." Perhaps to compete with the
Sears Willis Tower's tourist-attracting glass ledges on their 103rd floor? We bet!
We love the response of our friendwho lives in the John Hancock Buildingto the new ice skating rink plans: "WTF that is insane. What are weDubai?"