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“SKATE WITH THE GREATS” RETURNS TO PARKWAY BANK PARK SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

02/17/2019 - 14:00
02/17/2019 - 16:00
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During “Skate with the Greats,” current Chicago Blackhawks player Alex DeBrincat and legendary NHL Hall of Famer Chris Chelios will be on-site at Parkway Bank Park signing autographs. Attendees can also meet and skate with mascot Tommy Hawk alongside other Chicago Blackhawks alumni including Murray Bannerman, Denis Cyr, Eric Daze, Reggie Kerr, Steve Konroyd, Cliff Koroll, Grant Mulvey, Troy Murray and Brian Noonan. Appearances are subject to change.

“Skate with the Greats is the perfect addition to Parkway Bank Park’s winter events,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “We’re proud to kick off 2019 with an event supporting such a great organization as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.”

“Skate with the Greats offers our community an opportunity to come together and have fun while raising important funds that help keep families with hospitalized children together,” says Holly Buckendahl, Chief Executive Officer, RMHC-CNI. “We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association, Dr Pepper and the Village of Rosemont for making this special event possible, as well as the dedicated hockey fans who come out and show their support.”

Tickets to “Skate with the Greats” can be purchased online at www.ronaldhousechicago.org/skate. Adult tickets are available for $100 each and $50 tickets are available for children ages 12 or younger. A special family four-pack of tickets is available for $250. Each ticket will provide attendees access to ice skating on the Chicago Wolves Ice Rink at Parkway Bank Park. Tickets will also allow access to a one-hour autograph session at Kings Dining & Entertainment. A silent auction, offering exclusive items including Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia and experiences, will also be offered at Kings. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Guests of “Skate with the Greats” may bring their own skates, but free skate rentals will also be available at Parkway Bank Park. In order to ensure participation from all event attendees, “Skate with the Greats” guests are limited to one autograph and one photograph each from Alex DeBrincat and Chris Chelios.

About The Village of Rosemont, Illinois
Rosemont, Illinois, Chicagoland’s business and entertainment suburb, is conveniently located five minutes from O’Hare Airport and twenty minutes from Chicago’s downtown. Easily accessible via the area’s major highways, Rosemont is home to the Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, Rosemont Theatre, Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Parkway Bank Park entertainment district and Impact Field. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. For more information, visit www.Rosemont.com.

About Parkway Bank Park
Rosemont’s Parkway Bank Park entertainment district is a 200,000 square-foot complex home to 13 dining and entertainment venues offer upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, indoor skydiving, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport at 5501 Park Place, Parkway Bank Park is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, Parkway Bank Park is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station, Fashion Outlets of Chicago and the Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available and is free with validation from any of the Park’s venues.

The current venues located within Parkway Bank Park include Adobe Gila’s, AMC Theatre, Big Ten Experience, Bub City, Five Roses Pub, Fogo de Chão, Hofbräuhaus Chicago, iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Joe’s Live, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Park Tavern, Sugar Factory, and Zanies Comedy Club. Harley-Davidson will open its newest area store at the entertainment district in 2019. The venues surround a great lawn that plays host to a variety of seasonal events including concerts, festivals and a winter ice rink. For more information, visit www.ParkwayBankPark.com.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI)
RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion and a sense of community. Each night, we keep 153 families close to the care and resources they need through five area Ronald McDonald Houses® and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®. Allowing families to stay close to their child in the hospital supports the health and well-being of the child, and saves our families more than $10 million in hotel and food costs each year. We are located near Advocate Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, UChicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. RMHC-CNI also operates the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® program which provides medical care to children in underserved areas. RMHC-CNI is an approved BBB Accredited Business.

For more information visit www.ronaldhousechicago.org.