Stanley Cup parade Friday from UC to Grant Park

Stanley Cup parade Friday from UC to Grant Park

June 25, 2013, 7:00 am
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Tony Andracki

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Don't worry, Hawks fans, the party will last all week.

Reports surfaced early Tuesday morning that the parade and victory rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will be on Friday morning, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.

[GIF: Captain Toews celebrates with a moonwalk]

Tuesday evening the Blackhawks announced there will be a rally at Grant Park at 11:00 a.m. following a parade from the United Center. The parade time and route are TBA. 

An estimated two million fans came out for the 2010 Stanley Cup parade, which began at the United Center and ended on Michigan and Wacker.

"The City of Chicago is thrilled to congratulate our own Chicago Blackhawks on their hard-fought victory, once again bringing the Stanley Cup back to their sweet home Chicago," Mayor Emanuel said in the statement.

"Our best wishes go out to the Bruins and the city of Boston for a well-played series. In the past few months, the people of Boston have showed how they can pull together and the Bruins have represented that same spirit, demonstrating what makes Boston a truly world-class city.

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"Our congratulations go out to Rocky Wirtz, coach Joel Quenneville, the incredible Blackhawks players, and the whole Blackhawks family for their dedication and determination to make Chicago a championship city once again. The City of Big Shoulders stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Blackhawks all season and we are all looking forward to welcoming them home as champions."