Chicago is home to a plethora of indoor recreation options, from quirky to competitive. Here’s a round-up of just a few of the city’s cold-weather sports to keep your heart pumping all winter long.
This growing concept combines bumper cars with hockey, lacrosse, and basketball for something truly unique. Invented in the 1960s in Utah by Stan Magnum, who owned an automotive shop, the game was then brought to Chicagoland by its owner, Sam Elias, 30 years ago...
Where did WhirlyBall come from?In 1962, the owner of an automotive shop in Salt Lake City got the idea for WhirlyBall after observing his son playing a game with a stick and a tin can. Thinking it looked a lot like hockey while driving a golf cart, he was inspired to start something completely new.
For those who aren’t tempted by axes and rage rooms, Whirlyball might be the activity for you. If ESPN The Ocho were a real channel, chances are you could catch Whirlyball on there, probably on weekend nights. The game involves elements of lacrosse, hockey, and basketball, as well as — you guessed it — bumper cars. Now, you’ll be able to try your hand/paddle/foot at the game with Whirlyball back open for bookings.