Skating season to start early at Rosemont park

Dig out the old wool socks (and knee pads!), sharpen your blades and lace up the leather. Ice skating season is slipping into high gear at Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park Nov. 19.

The venue, which usually opens at the end of November, is getting a head start on skating season this year with an early launch. “We’re excited to open the rink early this year so Rosemont residents and visitors have more opportunities to visit and create lasting holiday memories with their family and friends,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens.

And for the city’s winter sports lovers, it’s never too early for skating.

Skaters can take their first spin on the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at 11 a.m. and explore the holiday themed activities throughout the afternoon which will culminate in the park’s annual tree lighting ceremony that evening.

Activities include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, free horse-drawn sleigh rides and carolers. At 5:30, Mayor Stephens will arrive to flip the switch on a display of more than 80,000 holiday lights. The rink will close at 10.

The rink will be open through Jan. 29, 2023. Admission is free. Guests can bring their own skates or rent at the park for $8. Visit Rosemont's website for a detailed schedule of the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink skating hours.

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