With winter fast approaching, MB Financial Park is kicking off the holiday season with Skating in the Park on Friday, Nov. 29.
The NHL-sized skating rink opens to the public for free ice skating at 11 a.m. Friday, followed by skating appearances from cherished holiday characters and horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the afternoon and evening. Rosemont Mayor Bradley Stephens will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to join in the opening day celebration and introduce a special performance by The Chicago Skates Open Juvenile Team, skating out of McFetridge Sports Center for almost 25 years. Following the performance, Stephens will welcome Santa Claus to join him in the MB Financial Park tree lighting ceremony.
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The rink closes at 10 p.m. MB Financial Park restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner throughout the day. Skating at the Park will be open through Feb. 2, 2014. Admission to the ice rink is free. Skates can be rented on-site for $8. Santa Claus will make additional appearances to meet children at MB Financial Park throughout the holiday season.