Thursday, December 20, 2012

How to Enjoy the Snow in the Sloop

Sledding Hill at Soldier Field (Image from Curbed Chicago)
With our first snow fall supposedly coming today, it seems like it's timely to link to a recent post we read on Curbed Chicago about where to go sledding in Chicago.  They also have a handy dandy map of Chicago sledding hot spots.

For us Sloopers the go-to spot is the sledding hill by Soldier Field.  Curbed gives us the story:
There's not much to say to improve upon sledding as activity, but if you don't know where to look in this town you'll rarely see it performed. There are a number of satisfactory elevations dispersed throughout Chicago's neighborhood parks— mostly man-made amenities and registering as little more than mole hills beyond the Prairie. But we make the most of it. Favorites include the Soldier Field (North Burnham Park) hill, a feature of whimsical landscape design.
Enjoy the snow (assuming Tom Skilling is right)...before it becomes nasty city slush!

16 comments:

Sandeman said...

As typical with most Chicago surveys, there is nothing listed on the south side. Of course besides the Soldier Field hill... the local media needs more south side schooling.

Sandeman said...

Actually I think I will start my own southside blog so I can further educate those who are interested.

MarkChicago said...

If your blog is anything close to as informative and upbeat as your Sloopin posts, I'm sure it will be a huge success!

Sandeman said...

WHATEVER

Who cares anyway...

The Real Sandeman said...

anon at 11:12, thanks for copying my name... I have NO interest in blogging, just commenting.

South Loop Social Light said...

People on the south side sled? lol.. I kid, I kid. I've never gone sledding in my entire life, but maybe I'll give it a try this year. I'm usually on the first flight out of this place and headed somewhere with sunshine or the ability to ski.

Sandeman said...

Ishea? Is that THE Ishea from M Lounge!? How you doin girl!

Anonymous said...

Someone has hijacked Sandeman's name and is posting crap... FYI

MarkChicago said...

Nobody could tell the difference.

The Real Sandeman said...

Mark youre a mean man. Guys like you used to whip me good on the playground so now I get you bad by posting my liberal garbage on blogs to upset you

Anonymous said...

this has turned into a mess of nonsense... nice work sande-whoever and mark.

BRENDAN said...

more brilliant commentary from our beloved anon posters

I see we learned that we can make up names too! Oh boy--- this should be lots of fun for the 85% readers on this blog who are 12 yrs old.

Sloopy-- its a great blog and very informative, but lets get rid of the ANON feature on comments. its embarassing

South Loop Social Light said...

I agree. I think taking away the anonymous commenting is a good idea. Reduce the spam/trolling and allows for actual discussion.

everyone's anonymous said...

When Sloopin' got rid of anon comments, there was very little meaningful discussion going on. Sloopin' became boring and I found myself visiting the site less often than before. You people act like you have never been on the internet before. Ignore the trolls. It's really that simple.

Tim said...

A lot of websites moderate their trolls at the very least so that they don't bring down the discussion with random comments. Without moderation, a thoughtful reader is pretty much forced to ignore the comments entirely.

Paul Botts said...

"When Sloopin' got rid of anon comments, there was very little meaningful discussion going on."

Which opposed to now, when there is very little meaningful discussion going on plus a lot of gutless wonders lobbing spitballs.

Having been a regular in online forums since the 1980s (anybody here remember Chinet? or Usenet newsgroups?) I can attest from lots of experience that allowing the second part does not correct the first.

It's true that we all believed back in the day that anonymity improved the range and caliber of online discourse. I certainly argued that way myself many times in the Net's early pre-WWW years. But we were simply wrong. Most of what it does in real life, literally 90 percent of its actual impact in a forum such as this, is to enable asswipes to drive away those who might otherwise generate interesting discourse.