Chicago Theatre Review
Events at MB Financial in Rosemont
KICK-START YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE RETURN OF SKATING IN THE PARK AT MB FINANCIAL PARK AT ROSEMONT FRIDAY, NOV. 29
The winter season is fast approaching and MB Financial Park is kicking off the holiday season with Skating in the Park November 29, 2013. The NHL sized skating rink opens to the public for free ice skating at 11 a.m. followed by skating appearances from cherished holiday characters and horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the afternoon and evening.
Rosemont’s Mayor 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. Coached by Kathy Janik and comprised of skaters ranging in age from 12 to 18, the team participates in competitions throughout the Midwest and the country, including the US Figure Skating Midwestern/Pacific Synchronized Skating Championships.
Following the performance, Mayor Stephens will welcome Santa Claus to join him in the MB Financial Park tree lighting ceremony. The rink closes for the evening 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 November 29, 2013 through February 2, 2014. Admission to the ice rink is free; Skates can be rented onsite for $8. Santa Claus will make additional appearances to meet children at MB Financial Park throughout the holiday season. Specific appearance dates are listed below.
Skating in the Park at Rosemont Opening Day Schedule
Open skate: 11a.m. – 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sleigh rides: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Mayor’s welcome: 5:30 p.m.
USFS performance: 5:40 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony: 5:45 p.m.
Santa Claus Appearances at MB Financial Park
Dec. 14: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 15: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Dec. 21: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Skating in the Park at Rosemont Regular Hours
Monday-Thursday: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Extended Winter Break Hours
Dec. 23: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 24: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 25: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 26-28: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 29: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Dec. 30: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dec. 31: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Jan. 1-3: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.