7 Chicago Indoor Sports Facilities to Visit This Winter
We've enjoyed a taste of Indian summer this week, with temps in the 70s. But that's a tease and soon we'll be cursing the bitter cold and wishing for summer again. You can either spend your winter under a blanket watching Netflix or you can head to these indoor sports facilities and get your heart rate pumping.
Chicago Indoor Sports
Location: 3900 S Ashland
Size: 90k SF
Sports: Soccer, lacrosse, flag football, field hockey, rugby, cricket
This state-of-the-art facility in McKinley Park features four large indoor soccer fields, optimally designed for the best sporting experience. It hosts leagues year-round and the space includes a lounge for relaxing after your workout.
Location: 100 S Morgan
Size: 25k SF
Sports: Rock Climbing
The West Loop outpost of this national chain features roped and free-climb bouldering walls, yoga, a fitness room and event spaces for that corporate holiday party.
McFetridge Sports Center
Location: 3900 N California
Size: 65k SF
Sports: Hockey, ice skating, tennis
Ice skating and hockey enthusiasts flock to the Park District's only indoor ice rink year-round, and for good reason. The NHL-sized rink boasts one of the best surfaces in town. If skating isn't your thing, McFetrdige has six tournament-quality indoor tennis courts and a fitness room.
Sky High Sports
Location: 6424 Howard, Niles
Size: 50k SF
Sports: Trampolines, trampolines and more trampolines
Trampoline parks are becoming more popular for their value and how much fun bouncing high in the air can be. Sky High offers freestyle trampoline time, trampoline dodgeball tournaments, AIRobics and Sky High Hoops, for those of you who want to imagine being Michael Jordan in his prime.
Location: 1825 W Webster
Size: 50k SF
Sports: Whirlyball, bowling, laser tag
A combination of lacrosse, basketball and bumper cars, Whirlyball isn't a sport, per se, as much as it's a good time during the cold months. If that isn't your thing, the facility features a laser tag room and 12 bowling lanes.
Location: 2255 S Throop
Size: 70k SF
Chicago's premier indoor soccer facility features three playing fields in a repurposed warehouse. Leagues are year-round and range from youth soccer to co-ed. A gym is available for weightlifting and cardio, if the world's most popular sport isn't your thing.
Skatium Ice Arena
Location: 9300 Weber Park Pl, Skokie
Size: 35k SF
Sports: Hockey, figure skating, ice skating
Regardless of your skill level, you'll be right at home on this ice rink. In the summer, the rink becomes an inline skating surface.