Tuesday, November 20, 2018



Special Events Include “Light Up The Park” Tree Lighting and “Children’s Character Skate”

Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is thrilled to kick off the holiday season with the return of the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink Friday, Nov. 23. Visitors can enjoy ice skating beginning at 11 a.m. in addition to several other holiday offerings available throughout the afternoon leading up to the Park’s annual “Light Up The Park” tree lighting event.

“The Chicago Wolves Ice Rink has become a winter tradition for Rosemont’s visitors,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens.  “The addition of the ice rink to Parkway Bank Park’s variety of dining and entertainment offerings provides a great holiday outing for all ages.”

A variety of family-friendly festivities will be available at “Light Up The Park” including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free horse-drawn sleigh rides and ice carving viewing. Rosemont’s Mayor Brad Stephens will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to officially illuminate the Park with a spectacular display of more than 80,000 holiday lights. The ice rink will close for the evening at 11 p.m. Parkway Bank Park’s restaurants and entertainment venues will be open throughout the day.

The Chicago Wolves Ice Rink will be open every day through January 7, 2019. In addition to special holiday hours, the rink will also be open on Sundays through February 24, 2019.

Families can enjoy a special “Children’s Character Skate” every Sunday throughout the month of December from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Presented by Xfinity, children ages 12 and under are invited to visit the rink early and skate with their families alongside some special characters including:

The Incredibles (Dec. 2)
Jasmine & Aladdin (Dec. 9)
Wonder Woman & Super Man (Dec. 16)
Anna & Kristoff (Dec. 23)
Alice in Wonderland & The Mad Hatter (Dec. 30)

Admission to the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink is free. Guests are invited to bring their own skates. Skate rentals are also available on-site for $8. Below is a detailed schedule of ice skating hours:

Ice Skating 2018 Hours: November 24 – December 21
Mondays – Thursdays: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Children’s Character Skate begins at 9 a.m. on Sundays in December)

Ice Skating Special Holiday Hours: December 22 - January 7
Mondays – Sundays: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Day: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
New Year’s Day: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Ice Skating 2019 Schedule and Hours: January 13 – February 24
Sundays: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day (Jan. 21): 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
President’s Day (Feb. 18): 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

About Parkway Bank Park
Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is a 200,000 square-foot complex home to 13 dining and entertainment 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 at 5501 Park Place, Parkway Bank Park is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, Parkway Bank Park 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.

The current venues located within Parkway Bank Park include Adobe Gila’s, AMC Theatre (formerly Muvico), Big Ten Experience, Bub City, Five Roses Pub, Fogo de Chão, Hofbräuhaus Chicago, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Joe’s Live, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Park Tavern, Sugar Factory, and Zanies Comedy Club. Harley-Davidson will open its newest area store at the entertainment district in 2019. The venues surround a great lawn that plays host to a variety of seasonal events including concerts, festivals and a winter ice rink. For more information, visit ParkwayBankPark.com.

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, Parkway Bank Park entertainment district and Impact Field. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. For more information, visit Rosemont.com.

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