Winter fun on the waterfront

By Jill C. Hindman
February 15, 2001

courtesy of Lisa Simonetti

What winter would be complete without a little ice-skating? If you have not yet experienced the RiverRink at Penn’s Landing you are missing out.

This skating arena rests on the Delaware River waterfront. As you make your rounds on the Olympic-size rink you can appreciate the skyline of the city of Brotherly Love and also get a great view of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing has moved its location. It now sits on Festival Pier, which is located at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street. The new location also offers a few extra amenities. There is an improved ice surface, a larger game room and an improved sound system for those of you who like to bop your head to the beat as you skate.

Ice-Skating is an inexpensive way to have a good time. Skate rentals are $3. Children under four skate for free. There are different sessions for skating so be sure to call ahead.

Every Saturday night from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. there is a live DJ. Every weekend from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. there are free children’s activities. There are some treats inside the warming tent for those of you who feel the need to get toasty.

Wednesday February 28th is the End of Rink Season. From 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. everyone skates for free.

For directions or any other questions you can call 215-925-RINK or you can visit their website at

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