News Release

Contact: Sondra Katzen, 708.688.8351,

November 1, 2019


Chicago Wolves Skating Rink Returns to Brookfield Zoo for Winter Season

Brookfield, Ill. – Lace up your skates and head to Brookfield Zoo this winter season! The Chicago Wolves Skating Rink reopens Saturday, November 2. Located on the zoo’s East Mall, the rink is not made of ice, but of a synthetic plastic known as Glice®– a material composed of heat-pressed layers of polymers – so no water or electricity is required for operation.

The 40-foot x 80-foot rink is open daily from noon to 4:30 p.m. throughout the winter season, including on evenings during the zoo’s Holiday Magic, which takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, November 30-December 1, 7-8, 14, 15, 21-22, and 26-31.

The cost for unlimited time for all skaters on the rink is $7.00. A limited number of skates are available to rent for a $5.00 fee. Skaters are welcome to bring their own skates. For more information, visit or call (708) 688-8000.

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About the Chicago Zoological Society

The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature. The Chicago Zoological Society is a private nonprofit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on land owned by the Forest Preserves of Cook County. The Society is known throughout the world for its international role in animal population management and wildlife conservation. Its Center for the Science of Animal Care and Welfare is at the forefront of animal care that strives to discover and implement innovative approaches to zoo animal management. Brookfield Zoo is the first zoo in the world to be awarded the Humane Certified™ certification mark for the care and welfare of its animals, meeting American Humane Association’s rigorous certification standards. Open every day of the year, the zoo is located at 8400 31st Street in Brookfield, Illinois, between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and also is accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA and PACE bus service. For further information, visit

About the Chicago Wolves

The Chicago Wolves are four-time league champions and proud to provide winning hockey and fun, affordable entertainment for all ages. More than 8 million fans have come to Allstate Arena to enjoy Wolves hockey as well as the organization’s nationally renowned pregame show that features fireworks, pyro and lasers. Chicago Wolves Charities has raised more than $6 million to help local charities.

Photo Captions—photos by Chicago Zoological Society

5876 - A group of kids skate in Chicago Wolves Skating Rink
5893 - A group of kids race on Chicago Wolves Skating Rink
7986 - A family skates in Chicago Wolves Skating Rink
8215 - Night skating under the lights at Chicago Wolves Skating Rink


Sondra Katzen
Media Relations Manager
Office: 708-688-8351
Cell Phone: 708-903-2071


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