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Say goodbye to the Circus Trip: Scheduling quirk to end for Blackhawks, Bulls


The animals and acrobats are moving in and once again, the Chicago Blackhawks and Bulls are headed out of the United Center for two weeks or so.

But the Tribune has learned that when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ends its run at the UC later this month, it won’t be returning to the arena. In addition, when the teams are forced to take another two-week break in February for Disney on Ice, that will be the final time it will result in the Hawks and Bulls hitting the road for an extended period as that show will be condensed to a one-week run beginning in 2018.