The Cubs will open the ice rink at Wrigley Field on Friday for public skating. It’ll be a festive event with the addition of a 30-foot holiday tree. The full-size skating rink will be available in the Cubs’ parking lot at the corner of Clark and Waveland streets. The Rink at Wrigley is sponsored by the Ricketts family and the Cubs, the Chicago Park District, Westrec Marinas management and Patch Landscaping.
The ice rink will be open beginning Friday through Feb. 26. It’ll be open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per child Monday through Thursday, and $10 per adult and $6 per child Friday through Sunday. Season passes are available for $60. Skate rentals will be available for an additional fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children Monday through Thursday, and $10 for adults and $5 for children Friday through Sunday. Proceeds help offset the cost of the rink.
A Grand Opening celebration is planned in coordination with the lighting of the decorated holiday tree near the Wrigley Field Marquee on Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.rinkatwrigley.com
– Carrie Muskat