Cicero Dedicates New Ice Rink in Honor of Blackhawk Legend Bobby Hull

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsMore than 2,500 people turned out to celebrate the opening of the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink at 34th and Laramie Ave. in the Town of Cicero. In honoring Bobby Hull, Town President Larry Dominick was joined by Rocky Wirtz, chairman of the Blackhawks and president of Wirtz Beverage Illinois, and by members of the Blackhawks including Tony Esposito, and current Blackhawks players Ben Smith and Nick Letty, and many local officials. “I met Bobby Hull three years ago and I am so proud that he has come back here as a great role model. I want to see our young kids participate in sports. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose but that you did your best,” Dominick said.

Hull said he was humbled by the honor of having his name placed on the new ice rink in Cicero. “I think the Town of Cicero is going to, down the road, thank Larry Dominick and the Wirtz corporation for building this beautiful ice rink. It will be a playground for all the kids in Cicero. It will bring all the parents and grandparents together with the kids and be a family affair and I am very proud of that,” Hull said.

Joining in the celebration were town officials and members of the Wirtz Beverage Illinois, and several local elected officials. They included Town Supervisor Joe Virruso, Collector Fran Reitz, Assessor Emilio Cundari and Cicero Trustees Larry Banks, Victor Garcia, Dennis Raleigh and Lorraine Walsh.

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