Wrigley Field Ice Rink opens next week – with late-night skating

Posted by Shia K. at 12/9/2009 1:32 PM CST on Chicago Business

The rink at Wrigley opens next week with skating, Levy restaurant service and a party.

But most interesting is that the rink will be open every night — until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Ricketts family, new owners of the Cubs, indicated they won’t be adding any more night games during baseball season — so let’s hope the sound of squealing skaters is easier for neighbors to take than the roar of the baseball crowd. Seems like sixes to me.

Building on the success of the 2009 NHL Winter Classic, which featured the Chicago Blackhawks playing the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field on New Year’s Day, the Ricketts made the ice rink one of their first orders of business.

Along with the Ricketts, the rink is sponsored by Westrec Marinas, the Blackhawks, McDonald’s and the city.

“The rink at Wrigley is a great way to bring winter fun to our community and to highlight our commitment to our neighbors and the city of Chicago,” said Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts. “We are excited to offer a family-friendly activity for our fans and neighbors at the ballpark during the off-season.”

The rink opens Tuesday and the grand-opening celebration is planned for 11 a.m. on Dec. 19. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for kids. Here’s the link to the rink: http://www.rinkatwrigley.com.

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