Club Teams: Very limited - 1/2 games per team. Approx 10 home school/independent school teams that can play club teams
School Teams: Good, IHSA members can play Australian school teams
Homestay/Billeting: Limited homestays available
Hotels: Budget to mid-level hotels available in suburbs, budget to luxury options in downtown close to Michigan Ave
Avg high of -1C to 2C during the days, avg low of -8C to -11C overnight, avg of 30% of days have rain during Dec/Jan
Public Transport: The 'L' Train is excellent for sightseeing use in downtown
Charter/Self Drive: Self drive is recommended for groups playing games, charter coach to and from airport for sightseeing groups
PRO SPORTS TEAMS
NBA: Bulls, Bucks (90 mins north of Chicago)
NHL (Ice-Hockey): Blackhawks
MLB (Baseball): Cubs, White Sox (not in season)
Chicago, known as the Windy City is a vibrant city with fantastic architecture and sports crazy fans. Chicago will give your team a 'big city' and USA winter experience. The months of December and January are cold and usually see some snow falls in town.
Getting around is easy with most major sights within close walking distance from the main downtown area, while the city's public transport is excellent headlined by the elevated 'L' train.
Chicago's attractions are what brings people to town. Michigan Avenue, better known as the Magnificent Mile, is full of with high-end retailers and shopping malls. South side of the river is Millennium Park, home to The Bean, Crown Fountain and an ice skating rink. Other key attractions are Navy Pier, Willis (Sears) Tower, once the tallest building in the world; Wrigley Field and the Chicago Sport Museum - which hosts a comprehensive history of Chicago sporting triumphs including MJ's six NBA titles in the 1990s.
No visit to Chi-town is complete without a visit to the United Center to see the Bulls play and getting a selfie with the Jordan statue. You can also make a stop at MJ's steakhouse - well worth the visit just to check out the memorabilia.
On the court there is quality hoops to be play, only school teams can compete against local high schools. However club teams, can play against a number of independent and home-school teams. Chi-town is an experience not to be missed.
WHAT TO DO IN CHICAGO ...
Navy Pier - OUR REVIEW
Millennium Park - OUR REVIEW
Soldier Field Tour - OUR REVIEW
Chicago Sports Museum - OUR REVIEW
Michigan Avenue - OUR REVIEW
Lincoln Park Zoo - OUR REVIEW
Sears Tower - OUR REVIEW
Art Institue of Chicago - OUR REVIEW
Chicago River - OUR REVIEW