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The Ice Skating Rink at Dilworth Park Opens Today

Here's one upside to the wintry weather.

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The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park opens Friday. Photo from Facebook

Here’s one upside to the wintry weather this Friday morning: the ice skating rink at Dilworth Park will officially open today.

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The park’s warm-weather fountains have given way to the Rothman Institute Ice Rink for the winter, and starting at noon, you can lace up some skates and circle the rink.

In fact, Friday is the official opening of Dilworth Park’s Wintergarden, which means you can also visit the Rothman Institute Cabin (if you’re looking to warm up and grab a bite between skating sessions) and the park’s garden maze.

The opening celebration will include performances by Philly POPS Festival Brass, the Symmetry Junior figure skating team and Temple University cheerleaders. To celebrate Veterans Day, those with military ID can skate for free all day.

Skating at Dilworth Park costs $5 for adults, $10 for skate rental and $3 for kids 10 and under. The rink is open from noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from noon to 11 p.m. on Friday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit the park’s website.