How cold is this winter? Cold enough to keep Chicago’s outdoor ice rinks open longer than normal, the Chicago Park District says.
The rinks, which were scheduled to close Feb. 23, will now stay open through Sunday, park district officials said.
Midway Plaisance Park will be open daily through Sunday, and six other rinks will open Friday through Sunday.
Officials said the rinks could stay open even longer if the cold air persists.
Record-breaking temperatures are expected to hit the Chicago area this week, with highs in the single digits and wind chills well below zero forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.
If long-range forecasts hold, the brutal cold will gradually ease into the weekend, but temperatures will still only be in the 20s by Sunday.
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