Skating Rink to Open by Wrigley Field

The Rink at Wrigley will cost an estimated $300,000

By Susan Ball
|  Thursday, Dec 10, 2009  |  Updated 12:27 PM CDT
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Just because the Cubs' season is over doesn't mean fans can't still enjoy Wrigley.

The Rink at Wrigley -- a $300,000 ice-skating rink constructed in a parking lot next to the field -- is set to open to the public on Dec. 15 until Feb. 28, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Chicago Park District voted today on a permit agreement with the Cubs that would allow the rink to be built at the corner of Addison and Clark.

"I think this will be a real destination for Lakeview," said Ald. Tom Tunny (44th).  "Family oriented and date oriented -- and a bonus to the shops around Wrigley Field."

The cost of the rink will be distributed among Westrec (a firm that operates other city rinks), the park district and private donors -- including the Ricketts family, the Chicago Blackhawks and McDonalds.

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