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Wicker Ice Returns To Wicker Park For 2016-2017 Season

Photo courtesy of Laurie Winokur

December 2, 2016- It's baaaack. The community-funded and run ice skating rink is heading back to Wicker Park's namesake park located at 1425 N. Damen Avenue this weekend. Wicker Ice is being installed today, Friday December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Iron Sleek and volunteers. Because this is a community effort and is not managed or funded by the City of Chicago, volunteers are needed to help in the set-up and maintenance of the ice skating rink throughout the 2016-2017 season.

To find out how you can help, head to the Wicker Ice Information / Sign-Up Page.

In addition, although the rink is being filled with water this weekend, ice skating will not be permitted until the rink has been frozen completely. Using the rink before this happens can damage the liner. So it's imperative to wait until the appropriate time. You can follow Wicker Ice on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates. Looking at the December forecast, however, with highs in the twenties, it shouldn't be long.

Once the ice skating rink is frozen, the hours of operation will be as follows:

WICKER PARK FIELD HOUSE – 9am-9pm when Ice is Frozen – Except National Holidays
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas - December 24th and December 25th.
Closed New Years Eve and New Years - December 31st and January 1st.
ALL AGES SKATE (No Sticks or Pucks on the Ice)
Monday- 9am-7pm
Tuesday- 9am-8pm
Wednesday - 9am - 7pm
Thursday - 9am-8pm
Friday- 9am-9pm
Saturday - 10am-9pm
Sunday - 10am-8pm

Must Sign Hockey Waiver - https://goo.gl/fS5AQT
Monday, Wednesday - 7pm-9pm
Tuesday, Thursday - 7am-9am
Saturday, Sunday - 7am-10am

Must Sign Hockey Waiver - https://goo.gl/fS5AQT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

*Time includes resurfacing after the game. Players are expected to help maintain the ice after playing hockey. The more that can stay, the longer you can play. 

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