The Millennium Park rink is a great place to enjoy ice skating in the heart of Chicago. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA FILE PHOTO
Ice fishing on the Fox River in Elgin is a popular winter sport. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA FILE PHOTO
Navy Pier's "Snow Days at Gateway Park" Feb. 8-9 will feature ice sculpting among its many winter activities. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA FILE PHOTO
Northerly Island is hosting Polar Adventure Days on Jan. 25 and Feb. 22, which include Siberian huskies demonstrating their sled-team skills.
Skiers line up to use the towrope to head back to the top of the hill at Four Lakes Ski & Snowboard Area in Lisle. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA FILE PHOTO
In the Chicago area, we don’t let snow and cold keep us down. We strap on our long johns and snow pants and power through until spring. From outdoor winter festivals to cross-country skiing, there’s plenty to do at this time of year. Most forest …