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Mark your calendars and get ready to roll, back by popular demand the upcoming iterations of Chicago Athletic Association hotel's skate nights feature five chances to roll, bounce, and glide at 12 S. Michigan Ave.
Led by the property’s Social Connections Society, offering engaging and thoughtful programming for Chicagoans and visitors, the hotel’s original gymnasium transforms for the skate sessions including choreographed roller dance performances by Chicago Roller Talent. From awakening the Force to a night with the Champagne Papi, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel continues to provide a new spin on roller skating.
Star Wars Skate Night
Friday, May 4 (6 – 8 p.m. & 9 – 11 p.m.): This May the Fourth, the Force awakens as the Chicago Athletic Association hotel’s roller rink takes shape as a new Galaxy. Welcoming fans and skate nerds alike to hit the rink whether as a Rogue One, flying Solo, or with a Legion. Themed attire encouraged.
Kentucky Roller Derby Skate Party
Saturday, May 5 (4 – 6 p.m. & 7 – 9 p.m.): Witness the most exciting two minutes in sports, while experiencing the most exciting two hours on wheels in Stagg Court. Both sessions bring the best of the Kentucky Derby (the Mint Juleps, that is), with the 4 p.m. session live-streaming the Run for the Roses and the 7 p.m. session reveling in the afterglow. Grandiose hats highly encouraged. To embrace the inner jockey, inflatable horse-on-a-stick are available for purchase while they last.
Roller Dance Fitness
Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. & Monday, June 18 at 6 p.m.: With the throwback of roller skating gaining traction across the world, the hotel is excited to team up with pro skater Elizabeth Perez to offer skaters of all levels the opportunity to engage in this groovy workout. The 90-minute classes will break down the classic roller dance moves and invite participants to perform them with confidence and rhythm. The class covers spins, jumps, and proper skating technique improving core strength, balance, agility, and coordination. Space is limited, $20 per session with skate rental included.
Drake & His Dates Skate
Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8 (6 – 8 p.m. & 9 – 11 p.m. both nights): By any name – Aubrey, Jimmy Brooks, or Champagne Papi – Drake’s music provides the soundtrack of the night with smooth sounds and impeccable dance moves. Sprinkled in with the ladies that have loved and left him, including JLo, Rhianna, and many more, whether it’s the real thing or Fake Love feel the Hotline Bling as part of God’s Plan before it’s all Over.
Friday & Saturday, December 14 & 15 (6 – 8 p.m. & 9 – 11 p.m. both nights): Deck the halls – and the roller rink – the Chicago Athletic Association hotel brings wintertime seasonal skating indoors with a spirited chance to roll into the holidays. Mistletoes returns for another weekend of multi-session skating, complete with festive tunes and liquid cheer.
An admission price of $20 per person, ages 18 and over with valid ID, guarantees entry to one two-hour skating session and performance by Chicago Roller Talent. Attendees are welcome to bring their own roller skates, or invited to rent adult sizes for $5, cash only. Treats and themed libations will be available for purchase. When registering for sessions, guests should note there will be a 60-minute break between sessions to reset the room.
Tickets are available online three weeks prior to each session. To learn more about upcoming skate sessions, the Social Connections Society, and purchase tickets for one or several sessions when available, visit http://chicagoathleticevents.com.
About Chicago Athletic Association hotel
Located on Chicago’s famed Michigan Avenue across from iconic Millennium Park in the city’s Loop District, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel combines its storied legacy as one of the nation’s most revered social clubs with modern day sophistication. The historic building’s transformation into a 241-room boutique hotel is a result of a visionary partnership among international hotel management company Two Roads Hospitality, AJ Capital Partners, Geolo Capital, Agman Partners, Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and the award-winning design firm Roman and Williams Building and Interiors.
The Chicago Athletic Association hotel features 17,000 square feet of stunning event space with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, elegantly-appointed guest rooms - including 23 uniquely-designed suites - an interactive game room and multiple innovative culinary experiences.
The food and beverage outlets include a rooftop bar with captivating views of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, restaurant concepts by Chicago-based Land & Sea Dept. and Shake Shack. These exceptional offerings for incoming visitors and locals alike make Chicago Athletic Association poised to once again become the epicenter of the city’s thriving social scene.
About Two Roads Hospitality
Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle hotel company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space.
Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with more than 95 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings.
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