Ice Rink at Wrigley Field

Ice skaters at the Wrigley Field Ice Rink in Chicago. (José M. Osorio/ Chicago Tribune / January 22, 2012)

The ice rink at Wrigley Field won't open this winter to skaters after a four-year stint.

The rink at Wrigley opened in 2009 on the parking lot next to the ballpark at Addison and Clark Streets. But this year, the Cubs decided not to do it again due to plans to overhaul the ballpark property. 

"We planned for construction to start this offseason so we had to make a decision on this a few months ago. Unfortunately, we've yet to start to construction and resources have been diverted," Julian Green, Cubs vice president of communications and community affairs, said in an email.

The $500 million Wrigley project includes renovating the ballpark and building a hotel, plaza and a complex for offices and shops. Work reportedly hasn't started on the project because the Ricketts family is working with the rooftop club owners to get a guarantee the owners won't sue over signage that could block views.

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