Bumper Cars On Ice Is Coming To Illinois And It Looks Like Loads Of Fun

If you grew up in Illinois, then there’s a decent chance you grew up with ice skates instead of sneakers. If not, getting on the ice can be an imposing experience, full of bumps and bruises. Our suggestion for those looking for an enjoyable introduction to the rink that won’t leave you icing your knees? Head to Jack Frost Winter Village in Chicago where bumps are the whole point. At the annual Jack Frost Winter Walk and Tree Farm pop-up in Illinois, you can rent ice bumper cars. These amazing inventions will give you and your friends chilly thrills and require no skating skill!

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If you’re looking for unique holiday hijinks this year and don’t know where to start, consider what a stress-relieving blast it would be to bump your friends and family around with these ice bumper cars in Illinois. Jack Frost Winter Winter Walk and Pop-up is the perfect place in Illinois for you and the holiday spirit to, quite literally, collide. Merry mayhem is sure to follow.

Visit Jack Frost Winter Pop Up on Facebook for dates and details on this year’s ice bumper cars event!

What are your favorite spots in Illinois to crash into holiday cheer? What unique winter activities make your year? We love hearing your tips and stories and seeing your photos. Get in touch!

Address: 1455 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA
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Ice Bumper Cars in Illinois

December 01, 2021

What are some fun things to do during the winter in Illinois?

Winter in Illinois is pure fun, as we’re lucky to (generally) get some good snows perfect for all sorts of outdoor fun! Sledding, snowboarding, hiking, and snowshoeing are all fun things to do during the winter in Illinois, sure to work up a sweat and make you forget all about the ice-cold temperatures!

Are there any places to go skiing in Illinois?

There are! Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa is one of our favorite wintertime destinations; it sits on 6,800 acres filled with gorgeous scenery in Galena. Here, you can go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing along the hills and trails, which is a ton of fun for families of all ages. One thing to note: snowshoe rentals are available here, but you’ll need to bring your own skis if you plan on skiing. Oh, and for those who prefer skates to skis, there’s an outdoor ice skating rink at Eagle Ridge Resort that’s absolutely divine!

What are some fun places to visit during the winter in Illinois?

If you’re looking for some heart-pumping fun *and* stunning views, Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park is the place to be. Though it was previously a park namely for skiing, it changed its name and its focus in 1993, becoming the world’s first snowboard park! The powder’s fresh all winter long, so you can hit the slopes ’til your heart’s content! When the snow does begin to fall in Illinois, however, bundle up and head to Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve, the best sledding hill in the state! Tucked away in Will County, this is one of the most amazing nature preserves in Illinois. While typically used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other warm weather activities, winter brings the opportunity for something even better: tubing! Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve is host to a 40-foot snow tubing hill that kids of all ages look forward to every year. Bring your own sled or rent sledding tubes from the Plum Creek Nature Center. Other winter activities other than snow tubing include snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating, when conditions allow. Guests can rent snowshoes from the nature center and then explore five miles of winter wonderland trails. Talk about an epic winter adventure!

Address: 1455 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642, USA