Photo courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations

It’s almost that time of year friends to start enjoying the skating rink at MB Financial Park and we have the information you are looking for as to when the skating begins and the park gets lit up for the holiday.

As temperatures drop, MB Financial Park will kick off the holiday season with the opening of the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink and “Light Up The Park” tree lighting event Friday, November 24.

“Rosemont looks forward to the opening of our ice rink every year, “said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “The additions of the ice rink and spectacular holiday lights transform our entertainment district into a winter wonderland and help make it a must-visit destination during this festive season.”

The NHL-sized ice rink will officially open for the season at 11 a.m. Visitors can enjoy various holiday festivities throughout the day as part of “Light Up The Park” including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, ice carving, and free horse-drawn sleigh rides around the park.

Photo courtesy of Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations

Rosemont’s Mayor Brad Stephens will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to introduce performances by the Chicago Skates Figure Skating Synchronized Skating Team before officially illuminating the park with a spectacular display of more than 80,000 holiday lights throughout the park. The Chicago Wolves Ice Rink will close for the evening at 11 p.m. MB Financial Park’s restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner throughout the day.

The ice rink will be open every day from November 24, 2017 through January 4, 2018. In addition to special holiday hours, the rink will also be open on select Sundays through February 25, 2018. Admission to the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink is free. Guests are invited to bring their own skates. Skate rentals are also available onsite for $8. See below for a full schedule of skating hours.

Ice Skating Hours: November 24 – December 22
Mondays – Thursdays: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Ice Skating Special Holiday Hours: Dec. 23 – January 4
Mondays – Sundays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Ice Skating 2018 Schedule and Hours:
January 14: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
January 28: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
February 4: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
February 11: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
February 18: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
February 25: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

About The Village of Rosemont:
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Easily accessible via the area’s major highways, Rosemont is home to the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, Rosemont Theatre, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, MB Financial Park entertainment district (to be renamed Parkway Bank Park beginning January 1, 2018) and Impact Field. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. For more information, visit www.Rosemont.com.

About MB Financial Park at Rosemont:
MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex whose 13 venues offer upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, indoor skydiving, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. The address is 5501 Park Place, a looping street situated west of River Road between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Avenues.  A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station, Fashion Outlets of Chicago and the Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available and is free with validation from any of the Park’s venues. Beginning January 1, 2018, the complex will be renamed “Parkway Bank Park.” For more information, visit MBParkatRosemont.com.

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