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Blackhawks, Public Might Skate at Soldier Field

By Margaret Lyons in News on Feb 13, 2008 5:16PM

2008_2_13.soldier.jpgWho wants to go ice skating a Soldier Field? We do! We do!

A plan for just that is in the works from management company SMG. The Park District supports SMG's bid, which includes an outdoor Blackhawks game at Soldier Field, and the Park District Superintendent Timothy Mitchell says he wants a weeklong rink-ed out skate fest to include a college hockey game and time for "pleasure skating," as the S-T put it. Mmm, pleasure skating.

Even though the SMG contract is pretty much a done deal, Blackhawks president John McDonough says the outdoor game idea is more up in the air, plus the final decision rests with the NHL. SMG has also proposed rodeo and moto-X events, but we're crossing our fingers for monster trucks. The next event scheduled, though, is an "egg stravaganza" March 15.

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