The Cubs had to postpone opening their Rink at Wrigley a week ago because of unseasonably warm temperatures. But the ice skating rink’s opening now is set for Friday to coincide with lighting of the holiday tree.
Team chairman Tom Ricketts, Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins and Cubs outfielder David DeJesus will take part in the 5 p.m. tree-lighting ceremony. The 30-foot decorated tree donated by Christy Webber Landscapes will be placed near the Wrigley Field Marquee at the corner of Clark and Addison.
After the ceremony, the ice skating rink will be opened for one free hour of public skating. The rink will again be located in the parking lot at the corner of Clark and Waveland. The rink is sponsored by the Cubs, the Chicago Park District, Central Lakeview Merchants, Westrec Marinas management and Christy Webber Landscapes.