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Chicago tower gets ice rink in the sky

Visitors to Chicago will soon be able to ice skate in the sky.
/ Source: msnbc.com news services

Visitors to Chicago will soon be able to ice skate in the sky.

The John Hancock Center on Thursday announced plans to install an ice rink on its 94th floor observatory deck early next year.

That's more than 1,000 feet in the air, making it the world's highest ice skating rink, NBC 5 reports.

The 1,000-square-foot ice-skating rink will be open to the public from January through March.

The ice rink is part of efforts to lure people during the winter to the building's 94th floor, which also features an open-air skywalk and a cafe.

The Associated Press and NBC 5 in Chicago contributed to this report.