Milwaukee area residents find entertainment indoors as bitter cold rolls in

NOW: Milwaukee area residents find entertainment indoors as bitter cold rolls in

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- If you're looking for a way to get out of the house, but stay out of the cold, there are a lot of options in the Milwaukee area.

The Milwaukee Mitchell Park Domes and Milwaukee Public Market are both good ways to avoid freezing temps.

Those looking to get some exercise in could even head to the Pettit National Ice Center to make use of their indoor track.

"It's a lot nicer to just come in here when it's this cold outside. it gets kind of hard to breathe, and also with the snow, so it's just a lot better in here," said 17-year-old Emma Shingledecker after her run.

"The Pettit has an incredible facility that we can run inside and not have to freeze," said Brittany Roob.

Roob and her aunt Leslie Potter hit the tracks indoors because of the cold Tuesday.

"The wind chills are a little over the top right now," said Potter, who isn't alone in that sentiment.

"It's windy, that's for sure, that's what kills. It's not that cold, just the wind," said Ali Abu.

Abu, his sister and her boyfriend sheltered from the cold at Third Street Market Hall and enjoyed a game of Jenga.

"It's freezing, it's absolutely freezing, it's just hard to stand out in the cold," said Liz Weber who was there for after work drinks.

She said out on her family farm, they have a method to keep warm.

"Flannel-lined jeans when you're working out in your barn," said Weber.

Her co-worker, Luke Olson, said he's glad to be able to work at home to avoid the cold.

"I'm not enjoying [the cold]," said Olson, "I can say that much."

Some people did see an upside to the current weather situation, however.

"If it's going to be cold, at least have some snow," said Potter.

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