As you will see in this issue of Choices, we have many options for your recreational needs this winter. This year we will debut a new outdoor ice rink system at Flossmoor Park. Instead of one large rink, we will have two rinks supported by borders and liners to hold the water. What does this mean to residents? Well, we won’t have to wait for the ground to freeze solid before spraying ice. The liners keep the water from soaking into the turf and we will be able to have ice-skating quicker than before. In addition, when we get those warm spells, the liners will hold the water so it can re-freeze instead of starting the process from scratch. We are excited for an extended outdoor skating season this year.

If you haven’t been to the Racquet & Fitness Club recently, this winter is a great time to try it again. The building received a facelift, we have energetic new staff, a new swim lesson academy, tennis and Pickleball courts, many new activities, child care, and more social programs than ever. The Club has a great energy this time of year, offering indoor activities to keep your mind and body refreshed. The new “Wiley’s at the Club” bar will offer snacks and beverages to complement events. Members and non-members alike can also rent the area for private parties. Feel free to stop by the Club to get a tour.

With the crazy and unpredictable Midwest winters, look for pop up activities this winter, especially when it snows. When the weather is right, we will try to get outside with cross-country skis, snowshoes or other fun snowy activities. Look for snow themed events and snowman building contests. The best way to find out about our pop-up activities is to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), or sign up for our weekly email news blasts.

Whether you participate in indoor or outdoor activities this winter, we hope you enjoy the season. And, as always, we hope to see you often.