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MB Financial Park Skate with the Greats 2017

MB Financial Park Skate with the Greats 2017

MB Financial Park Skate with the Greats 2017

MB Financial Park at Rosemont has once again partnered with the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association to present the fifth annual “Skate with the Greats” Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Proceeds from the event will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI).

Skate with the Greats 2017 will offer hockey fans the opportunity to meet current Chicago Blackhawk player Duncan Keith as well as legendary Chicago Blackhawk alumni including the great Tony Esposito, who will be on-site at MB Financial Park signing autographs. Attendees can also meet and skate amongst other Chicago Blackhawk alumni including Murray Bannerman, Daniel Carcillo, Eric Daze, Ben Eager, Cliff Koroll, Reggie Kerr, Steve Konroyd, Peter Marsh, Grant Mulvey, Troy Murray, Jack O’Callahan, Phil Russell and Brent Sopel (players subject to change).

“The Village of Rosemont is thrilled to welcome “Skate with the Greats” back to MB Financial Park in 2017,” said Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens. “The event is the perfect addition to the existing events and offerings at FROZEMONT and we’re proud to kick off the New Year with an event supporting such a great organization as Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.”

“We are grateful to partner with the Chicago Blackhawk Alumni Association once again for the “Skate with the Greats” event,” said Holly Buckendahl, CEO of RMHC-CNI. “Their support helps provide hockey fans of all ages with the fun and unique opportunity of meeting and skating with beloved hockey players of past and present.”

Tickets to “Skate with the Greats” can be purchased online at Adult tickets are available for $125 each and $75 tickets are available for children ages 12 or younger. A special family four-pack of tickets is available for $350, with each additional ticket available for $100. Each ticket will provide attendees a 30-minute skating session on the MB Financial Park ice rink. Tickets will also allow access to a 30-minute autograph session at Kings Bowl. A silent auction, offering exclusive items including Chicago Blackhawks memorabilia and experiences, will also be offered at Kings. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

When ordering tickets, fans will be able to indicate their preferred time frames for ice skating and autographs by selecting a session number. Session number details can be found below. Each session is limited to 125 registrants. “Skate with the Greats” overall attendance is limited to 500 attendees. Guests may bring their own skates, but free skate rentals will also be available at MB Financial Park.

Session 1                             
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ice Skating                       
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Autograph Session

Session 2
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Autograph Session
3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  On Ice

Session 3
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. On Ice
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Autograph Session

Session 4
2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. Autograph Session
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. On Ice

In order to ensure participation from all event attendees, “Skate with the Greats” guests are limited to one autograph and one photograph from each legend and current Chicago Blackhawk player.
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. Rosemont is home to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, a wide variety of hotel and dining options, Allstate Arena, Rosemont Theatre, Fashion Outlets of Chicago and a host of entertainment and retail venues. Rosemont continues to grow and evolve based on the new vision of Mayor Bradley A. Stephens. MB Financial Park at Rosemont features an array of great dining and entertainment options. For more information, visit

About The MB Financial Park at Rosemont: MB Financial Park at Rosemont is a 200,000 square-foot entertainment and dining complex whose 13 venues offer upscale international cuisine, live music and comedy, state-of-the-art film, bowling and more. Conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is easily accessible from Chicago as well as the suburbs. The address is 5501 Park Place, a new looping street situated west of River Road between Bryn Mawr and Balmoral Avenues.  A 20-minute drive from Chicago’s Loop, MB Financial Park at Rosemont is walking distance from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, the CTA Blue Line Rosemont station and Rosemont Theatre. Convenient parking is available. For more information visit

About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and 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 a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital. Each night, we keep 153 families close to the care and resources they need because of the comfort, compassion and community at five area Ronald McDonald Houses® and three Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®. Allowing families to stay close to their child in the hospital, not only supports the health and wellbeing of the child, but saves our families over $10 million in hotel and food costs each year. We are located near Advocate Children’s Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center,University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago,Edward Hospital in Naperville and Central DuPage Hospital. RMHC-CNI also operates a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® which provides medical care to children in underserved areas as well as a Scholarship Program for local college students. To support RMHC-CNI’s mission, visit any Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana McDonald’s restaurant and drop your spare change in a donation box near the front register or in the drive thru. RMHC-CNI is an approved BBB Accredited Business and holds a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. For more information visit Stay connected – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

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