Wabash Ice Skating Rink
Location: Corner of Wabash and Jackson streets
SKATING IN CHICAGO.
Other cities besides New York have their skating ponds, though they do not rival in size our Central Park lakes. We give on page 93 (below) a representation of the interior of the “Great Skating Rink” at Chicago. This is the largest institution of the kind in this country, covering 18,100 square feet of surface. Here are daily and nightly congregated the elite of the City of the Lakes, and the scene represented by our artist when the waltzers are in motion and the fancy skaters are showing their skill, all under a flood of light from reflectors above, is brilliant in the extreme.
“The Great Ice Skating Rink in Chicago”
This facility opened in October 1865, and contained 14,025 square feet of skating surface.
December 25, 1865