The Park at Wrigley to offer curling classes

Jan. 03, 2018, 10:44 a.m. (ET)

THE PARK AT WRIGLEY ANNOUNCES NEW WINTER SPORTS ACTIVITIES DURING WINTERLAND AT THE PARK

Winter programming in the Park to include ice skating lessons, curling competitions and lessons, ice carving exhibition and more

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrew Touhy, Culloton Strategies – work: 312-228-4795/mobile: 847-337-9451

 

CHICAGO (THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 2017) — The Park at Wrigley will transition from a holiday market to a winter sports park with additional programming for neighbors, families and visitors to enjoy.

 

The Park will offer small group ice skating lessons and curling lessons, along with curling competitions and an ice carving exhibition. Visitors can still enjoy shopping, eating and public ice skating during Winterland at the Park.

 

Programming dates, times and other details are outlined below.

           

LEARN TO ICE SKATE AT THE PARK

Starting Saturday, January 13, guests three years of age or older can learn to ice skate like a professional with small private group lessons. The hour-long, six week course will run through February 18. Ice skaters can select either Saturday or Sunday lessons from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Participants can learn basic skills like two-foot turns and skating forward, while more advanced skaters will learn forward and backward cross overs and edge work.

 

Lessons cost $75 for six weeks. Participants will receive discounted skate rentals at $5 per lesson. Space is very limited. To reserve ice skating lessons, visit www.parkatwrigley.com/events.

 

PUBLIC SKATE AT THE PARK

The Rink at the Park will operate until Feb. 25, weather permitting. The Rink welcomes all skill levels to skate at the Park this winter. Guests can skate the 8,000 sq. ft. ice rink that is illuminated by festive twinkle lights and outlined with striking glass dasher boards. Admission is $5 for skaters 13 years of age or older and free for skaters 12 years and younger. Guests may bring their own skates or rent skates on-site for $10. Bags can be checked at the skate rental tent for $2.

 

The Rink at the Park hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICE CARVING EXHIBITION

Visitors can watch ice blocks turn into masterpieces during the two-day ice carving exhibition from Saturday, January 27, through Sunday, January 28. The exhibition will feature local professional ice carvers who will design sculptures from 300-pound ice blocks on display. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.parkatwrigley.com/events.

 

CURLING IN THE PARK

The Rink at the Park will be hosting “Learn to Curl” classes from Monday, February 5, through Wednesday, February 7, and Monday, February 12, through Wednesday, February 14, from 3-9 p.m. Guests can learn how to curl by signing up for hour-long classes taught by Chicago Curling Club, Exmoor Curling Club, Second City Curling and Windy City Curling. Participants will learn the rules and etiquette of the sport before “sweeping” to a victory. The cost is $50 per participant, which includes one complimentary beverage to be redeemed at Park at Wrigley concessions or Lucky Dorr Patio & Tap. Space is limited. Learn to Curl classes will be offered for guests age eight and older. To reserve a spot in a curling class, visit www.parkatwrigley.com/events.

 

CURLING COMPETITIONS AT THE PARK AT WRIGLEY

Curling fans, rejoice! The Park at Wrigley will be holding an outdoor curling exhibition February 5-7 and February 12-14. Chicago Curling Club, Exmoor Curling Club, Second City Curling and Windy City Curling will be competing in nightly club vs. club games. Fans can learn from experienced curlers and root for their favorite Chicago curling teams while enjoying food and drinks from Winterland concessions. After the Park at Wrigley curling competitions conclude, fans can head to the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern to cheer on the world’s best athletes during the Pyeongchang 2018 curling competitions.

 

PRIVATE EVENTS AT THE PARK

In addition to the planned events outlined above, the Park at Wrigley and American Airlines Conference Center are available for public and private event bookings. For additional information on hosting an event at Lakeview’s new town square, visit www.parkatwrigley.com/host.

 

ABOUT THE PARK AT WRIGLEY

Made possible by a significant investment of private dollars, the Ricketts family is making good on their promise to deliver an attractive year-round destination that will elevate dining, shopping and accommodations for residents and visitors while bringing tremendous economic activity to the neighborhood and the greater Chicagoland area.

 

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