If you want a snow/sledding experience you'll long remember or something that will give the kids a real thrill then don't miss the iced-track toboggan slide opening this Saturday, Dec. 19 at Whitnall Park, 6700 S. 92nd Street, at noon until 8pm. (Only $7 bucks an hour to rent a toboggan- a steal of a deal) I had the pleasure of trying it out in my youth (many moons ago) and I remember it vividly. It was very fast seated tight to the ground on a toboggan with metal runners. The ride is always fun with more people and it sent us on a 1/4 mile shoot down an iced raceway. Dress warmly of course and watch out for a cake of snow on the moosh (slang for face). I recommend to arrive early as possible. It will also be open Sunday, Dec. 20 from noon to 6pm. For complete schedule go to countyparks.com. Hang on and scream!
For a great winter diversion, I would recommend highly a visit to the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Boulevard, to experience a live "Music Under Glass" performance on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. For the regular price of admission these after-hours concerts at the Domes are great ways to unwind and be renewed. Here's a list of the scheduled performers for Jan. 2010