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Wicker Park's Ice Skating Rink Needs Volunteers To Open For The Season

photo courtesy of Wicker Ice

December 15, 2016 - The community-funded and run ice skating rink has been filled and is in the process of freezing in Wicker Park's namesake park located at 1425 N. Damen Avenue. The frigid temperatures are helping the ice freeze but they need volunteers before the rink can open up for skaters. 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 view the calendar and open slots still available, head to new Wicker Ice website and  Wicker Ice Information / Sign-Up Page.

In addition, 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, 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

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

 
RAT HOCKEY
Must Sign Hockey Waiver - https://goo.gl/fS5AQT
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
8pm-9:30pm

*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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