Would you pay $10 to skate at the Friendly Confines?
If you're a neighbor of the Cubs, you're about to get that opportunity.
The Cubs sent e-mails to neighbors and neighborhood groups last week announcing a community skate on the hockey rink soon to be installed at Wrigley Field for the Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Detroit on Jan. 1.
The skate will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 4, just before the temporary rink is to be dismantled. Cubs neighbors will be given a chance to skate in one-hour shifts for $10 apiece, with proceeds benefiting Cubs Care.
Cubs Senior Vice President Mike Lufrano said the organization expects tickets to sell out quickly. It could be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with a chance to take photos on the rink with the classic center-field scoreboard in the background.
So if you plan to skate over the same infield where Aramis Ramirez, Ryan Theriot, Mark DeRosa and Derrek Lee play — and on the same rink where Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp will skate — remember it's BYOS: Bring your own skates.