Thursday, December 18, 2014

Photo Feature: Grand Opening of Polar Peak at #Frozemont #PolarPeak #OriginalPhotos #Video #Review


Tired of flat, wet Illinois? There's a magical place with a tube hill, ice skating and snow... and we're not talkin' the North Pole. Just a little bit north of Chicago lies Frozemont and Polar Peak, a mini winter wonderland of active fun. 

My fearless girl rockin' the tube hill. Wish we had a GoPro.

Dug, kickin' up some spray.

Even the Chicago Wolves mascot, Skates, got in on the tubing action. 

Check it out. We caught him on video!

Photo Credit: City of Rosemont

Photo Credit: City of Rosemont

This Winter, Rosemont Becomes “FROZEMONT”

We had a blast with the new Polar Peak. It's a fast ride. The bottom of the track is a bit bumpy and jarring now, but I'm sure the texture will change as more people tube down and once we add real now to the mix. Also, just a FYI, we do have a friend who went so far at the bottom she hit the fence. She wasn't injured and was used to sledding, but it might be a deal breaker for the novice. That said, Frozemont is great, all ages fun.

Just be sure you get the right boots back when you're done. Dad's got some big shoes to fill!

Check out our full set of shots in the slideshow here and favorites embedded at the end of our feature.

As snowflakes fall this winter, the Chicago area’s newest hotspot for winter fun is MB Financial Park at Rosemont’s FROZEMONT attraction, complete with winter tubing, ice skating, a hockey series and more fun for the whole family.
“Falling temperatures are no reason to retreat indoors,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “MB Financial Park has a great series of winter attractions that make sure that every visitor has a great time, no matter what the temperature.”

FROZEMONT’s centerpiece is the four-story “Polar Peak,” which will take visitors on a tubing thrill ride Dec. 12 – Jan. 19. Anyone seeking the ultimate snow tubing experience should look no further than Polar Peak’s 260-foot run which will send them racing down a steep grade. Sponsored by “Disney on Ice presents Frozen” and constructed in partnership with StackBox Structures, Polar Peak features five distinct lanes, include a less steep lane for younger children. Tickets for Polar Peak will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Tickets can be purchased online at or onsite for $20 per hour. Information on group rates, hours and more is available online.

The excitement continues at Polar Peak with Shovel Racing and a Sled Box Derby scheduled for Dec. 27 and 28. More details regarding these events will be announced at a later date.

Photo Credit: City of Rosemont


For the past three years, one of MB Financial Park’s most popular winter attractions has been its NHL- sized ice rink. Surrounded by a dazzling display of glittering lights, the rink opens to the public for free Skating in the Park
Other FROZEMONT winter festivities include the Winter Frost Face Off hockey series. The series will return to MB Financial Park for a second season to bring together kids, adults, and local Chicago hockey professionals to participate in a series of hockey games and competitions from Jan. 9 through March 1. A complete schedule of games will be announced at a later date. 

About The Village of Rosemont, Illinois: Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Rosemont is home to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, Allstate Arena, Rosemont Theatre and a host of entertainment and retail venues. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. MB Financial Park at Rosemont features an array of great dining and entertainment options. For more information, visit

About The MB Financial Park at Rosemont: MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex whose 13 venues offer upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, indoor skydiving, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. The address is 5501 Park Place, a looping street situated west of River Road between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Avenues. A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station, Fashion Outlets of Chicago and Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available. For more information, visit

                                              Photo Credit: City of Rosemont

More of our Favorite Photos:

Snow fun for Sage!

We ran into old friends Amy B. and Chiara of the blog, Amy Writes.

We were stuck in traffic so long coming out from Chicago during rush hour that we missed the press opening food at Sugar and I got literally the last inch of hot cocoa, but we had a great time anyway.

Stop hibernating and check it out! Click here for hours and more details.

Click here for the Polar Peak LIVE Feed Cam!  

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