Ever think you’d be able to ice skate inside the walls of the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field? Probably not, right?
Well get ready to lace up your skates – the Chicago Blackhawks will play the Detroit Red Wings in the NHL’s 2nd annual Winter Classic on January 1, 2009 at Wrigley Field. But the Chicago Cubs have just announced that they will open up the rink to 1,000 neighborhood residents to an open skate from 9am to 4pm on Sunday, January 4th. How cool is that???!!!
For $10 each, neighborhood residents in the Wrigleyville area were offered the opportunity to join in the open skate on January 4th. All the tickets are already sold out. The open skate will be broken up into 6 sessions, each lasting 45 minutes. Each person skating must bring their own skates and cameras are allowed to record the once-in-a-lifetime experience at Wrigley Field.
What a great idea by Cubs management and a great way to spend the post New Year’s Day weekend.