HYDE PARK — Seven outdoor ice rinks in Chicago will remain open for an additional weekend, officials said Monday.
The rinks had been scheduled to close for the season this past Sunday. But due to the extremely cold and snowy winter, which led some rinks to close on several occasions, the Chicago Park District plans to keep them open an extra weekend.
The move comes a day after the Winter Olympics in Sochi — which had generated increased interest in ice skating — ended.
In addition, the rink at the Midway Plaisance Park, 1130 Midway Plaisance North, will be open daily through Sunday. For hours and programming, call 312-745-2470.
The other Park District rinks will be open Friday through Sunday. Those rinks include:
• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road, 312-747-5992;
• Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111 St., 312-747-3690;
• Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton Ave., 312-746-5735;
• Rowan Park, 11546 S. Avenue L, 773-646-1967;
• Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave., 773-761-8663;
• and Wentworth Park, 5625 S. Mobile Ave., 312-747-6993.
In addition, two rinks not operated by the Park District, remain open. The rink at Lincoln Park Zoo is also open through this Sunday, while Millennium Park's ice rink will be open through March 9.
Management of the park district rinks this year was turned over to a private operator, Virginia-based Rink Management Services Corporation.