Cold Weather Hot Spot

Sights, sounds of MB Financial Park


Kristina Ivanova, Reporter

Now that winter is here, Leyden students will be looking for hot spots to go in the cold. The MB Financial Park in Rosemont is one of those places, and a new four-story tube hill adds to an already impressive lineup of things to do. Tube hill tickets are $20 an hour per person and are on sale now! Otherwise, if you just want to go skate, admission to the rink is free and ice skates are available for rent for $8.00.

When you go to the park the first thing you see is people drinking hot coffee, ice skating, couples hanging out, holding hands, and a peaceful environment to be in. It is also good for big city dining, entertainment, nightlife, and family fun. The park offers international cuisine, live music, comedy, a state-of-the-art movie theater, bowling, and the ice rink.

Senior, Catherine Chalakoff, loves going to the Park. “The MB Financial Park is a great place to spend time with family or friends. I like that there is a big variety of restaurants to choose from, and other activities such as watching a movie, ice skating during the winter, bowling, and of course the newly built indoor skydiving. The places I visit frequently are Muvico, the ice skating arena, King’s Bowling, and my favorite restaurant ‘Fogo de Chao.’ If you are a big meat eater and love trying new foods, such as Brazilian, I would strongly recommend it. In terms of the park, it is very well maintained. Especially the ice arena with all the surrounding lights and music at night. The atmosphere in the park is amazing.” Catherine Chalakoff shared.

“I love to go to the Muvico with my friends. I like how it’s close to my house and I can get there easily and go whenever I want. Besides, it’s a great place to meet boys there.” said senior Maggie Dencheva. “Going ice skating in the winter is one of my favorite things to do, because it’s something you can do with friends and it’s very entertaining. I am also looking forward to experiencing the new four-story tube hill this year! Another reason why I love going to the park in the winter is because I admire the lights and the music and everything is so festive. You can definitely feel the Christmas spirit!”