The Park at Wrigley: winter events and activities

The Park at Wrigley: winter events and activities

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Winterland at the Park offers ice skating, curling competitions, lessons, ice carving and more

You could say Wrigleyville is ahead of the curve with a hotbed of cold weather action on tap in the Park at Wrigley.

In December, it was ice skating and the Christkindlmarket

NOW in the "dead" of winter and on the heels of the Cubs Convention (taking place this weekend), the Cubs have announced a blizzard of winter activities that are sure to blow you away and keep the park hopping until the Cubs home opener on April 9.

Winterland at the Park highlights include small group ice skating lessons, curling lessons, curling competitions and an ice carving exhibition.

Here's the line-up:

Learn to Curl classes

Get your brooms ready and be prepared for some exciting winter sweeps with 'Learn to Curl Classes' from some of Chicago's top curling clubs.  Classes are scheduled from Monday, February 5, through Wednesday, February 7, and Monday, February 12, through Wednesday, February 14, from 3-9 p.m.

Guests can sign 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, click here

If you'd rather watch, check out the  outdoor curling exhibition February 5-7 and February 12-14 with Chicago Curling Club, Exmoor Curling Club, Second City Curling and Windy City Curling competing in nightly club vs. club games.

Fans can watch and pick up some of the finer points of curling from experienced curlers while cheering for their favorites and enjoying food and drinks from Winterland concessions.

After the Park at Wrigley curling competitions, fans can head to the Budweiser Brickhouse Tavern to cheer on the world’s best athletes during the Pyeongchang 2018 curling competitions.

 Skating Lessons

Starting Saturday, January 13, guests three years of age or older can learn to ice skate 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, click here.

Public Skating

The Rink at the Park will operate until February 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.

Hours are: 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

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 details click here.

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