The NHL lockout may finally be over, sending the Blackhawks back to the ice, but don't forget about Chicago's other hockey team, the Chicago Wolves. The Wolves, who play at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, are all about family fun.
Here's why you should check them out this winter:
It won't break the bank. Single game tickets start at $9 and you can get a Fan 4 Pack (which includes hot dogs and soda) for $75. Other ticket packages and promotions are also available. Not so bad for a family night out!
It's more than just hockey. Even if your kids aren't winter sport fanatics, they'll find something worth the trip. Every Saturday features a free Fun Fest with face painting, games, poster-making, a chance to try on a Wolves uniform, and a meet-and-greet with Skates, the team mascot.
You won't be bored. Wolves' games start with a bang-literally. The pre-game show features pyrotechnics and lasers, and there are fireworks after each goal the Wolves score. And during every stoppage in play, there's something going on-be sure to watch for Skates and try to snag a free T-shirt.
For more information, visit chicagowolves.com.
Elizabeth Diffin is the associate editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Wheaton.
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