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Navy Pier's Ice Rink To Stay Open Through Halloween Thanks To Blackhawks

By David Matthews | August 16, 2016 12:11pm
 Workers put the finishing touches on Navy Pier's new outdoor ice rink Wednesday.
Workers put the finishing touches on Navy Pier's new outdoor ice rink Wednesday.
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STREETERVILLE — Navy Pier's new outdoor ice rink will be open through Halloween thanks to the Chicago Blackhawks. 

The state's largest tourist attraction announced Tuesday that the Blackhawks are now sponsoring the pier's outdoor ice rink that debuted in June. The rink, originally meant to close at the end of the summer, will now be open through Oct. 31.

Terms of the sponsorship were not disclosed. 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to extend our partnership to now offer a truly one-of-a-kind ice skating opportunity here in Chicago this summer and fall," Marilynn Gardner, president and CEO of Navy Pier Inc., said in a statement.

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Blackhawks signs are already adorning the ice rink in the Polk Bros. Park near the pier's entrance. After Halloween the rink will be dismantled and reassembled indoors for the pier's annual Winter WonderFest starting in December. The Blackhawks are also a Winter WonderFest sponsor. 

The outdoor rink will remain open from noon to 10 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Admission costs $10, or $15 with skate rental. 


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