While the Cubs still try to figure out how to finance their proposed building on the empty triangle-shaped piece of property adjacent to the ballpark on Clark Street, they are going to construct an ice rink that will be open to the public beginning on Dec. 4. This will be the second year of public skating in the shadow of Wrigley Field. Sponsors include the Ricketts family and the Chicago Cubs, Ald. Tom Tunney, the Chicago Park District, Westrec Marinas, the Central Lakeview Merchants Association, Patch Landscaping and the Lake View Citizens’ Council.â†µ
On Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m., there will be a grand opening ceremony at the rink, followed by an open skate. Admission to the ceremony is free. Rates for skating are $5 per adult, $3 per child Monday through Thursday and $10 per adult and $6 per child Friday through Sunday. Skate rentals will be available for an additional fee; proceeds help offset the cost of the rink.â†µ
You can get more information at the Rink at Wrigley website, although at the time this post was made dates on the site had not been updated from last year.