9 Fit Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Ice Skate at Dilworth (for Free!), Dance like J.T., Run at the Zoo and More

Get down like Justin Timberlake at Philly Dance Fitness's workshop this weekend  | Photo by Avi Steinhardt

Get down like Justin Timberlake at Philly Dance Fitness’s workshop this weekend | Photo by Avi Steinhardt

1. Free Ice Skating at Dilworth Park’s Rothman Ice Rink
When: Friday, November 14th from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Park at City Hall

The Rothman Ice Rink opens tomorrow with a splash—well, a frozen splash. From noon to 3 p.m., you can be among the first to lace up and skate during the rink’s free kick-off ice skating session. Skate rental and admission are free during the three-hour period. After 3 p.m., regular rates (children, 10 and younger: $3, adults: $4, skate rental: $8) will apply. The rink will be open until 11 p.m. tomorrow night.  Details on Dilworth Park’s Facebook page.

2. Love Your Park Fall Service Day
When: Saturday, November 15th
Where: City parks throughout Philadelphia

Our green spaces will get a good scrubbing this weekend, thanks to the efforts of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and a team of intrepid volunteers. You can do your part by volunteering to help pick up trash at parks throughout the area. Sign up here.

3. Freekeh Burritos at Mugshots
When: Thursday through Sunday beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Mugshots Coffeehouse, 1925 Fairmount Avenue, Fairmount.

Bistro 7 chef Michael O’Halloran is taking over the kitchen at this Fairmount coffee shop for a Mexican street food pop-up featuring one very Be Well Philly-friendly ingredient: freekeh, a slightly smokey Middle Eastern grain that’s packed with protein. Do yourself a favor and try it.

4. Go With the Flow at Hotbox West Philly
When: Sunday, November 16th from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 3527 Lancaster Avenue, West Philly.

This special one-day workshop features a yoga-and-music collabo created by Dayton, Ohio-based yogis Ben Rivet and Tori Reynolds. The music is a mix of live acoustic guitar and vocals and looped beat-boxing—and yes, it sounds pretty cool. It’s $20 to participate.

5. Fitness for Hope
When: Sunday, November 16th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sweat Fitness Center City, 1425 Arch Street, Center City.

The gym’s annual fundraiser for City of Hope returns this weekend, benefitting cancer and diabetes research, education and programs. For $50, you’ll have access to a dozen classes and an all-day Spin-a-thon. There will also be refreshment, gift bags, and a silent auction. One-hundred percent of the proceeds goes to City of Hope.

6. Philadelphia Zoo Turkey Trot 5K
When: Sunday, November 16th at 8 a.m.
Where: The Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia.

Start your morning running past lions and tigers and bears at this 5K held at the Philadelphia Zoo. Registration is $30 before November 15th and $35 after, and includes entry to the zoo. You can register here.

7. Justin Timberlake Hip-Hop Workshop
When: Sunday, November 16th from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Where: 1170 South Broad Street, South Philly.

Ninety minutes of J.T. awesomeness with Philly Dance Fitness. You’ll learn smooth hip-hop moves—think slides, shoulder shrugs and spins—to Justin Timberlake’s very best hits. It’s $25 to participate.

8. Drink Wine in Yoga Pants
When: Sunday, November 16th at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford.

Chadds Ford-based Transcend Yoga & Wellness is hosting a pop-up class at Chaddsford Winery that includes a 75-minute yoga class followed by a tasting of 10 of housemade wines. The yoga class is held in the tasting room. It’s $25, and don’t forget to bring your mat.

9. Yoga and Wine at Sweetwater Farms
When: Sunday, November 16th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sweetwater Farms and Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills.

Yup, there’s another yoga-and-wine event this weekend. This one’s more of a mini-yoga retreat, organized by Ardmore-based adventure-travel group Chill Expeditions. It will include a 90-minute yoga class followed by a guided vineyard and farm tour. You’ll end at a tasting room where you’ll try three wines and nosh cheeses, fruit, crudite, homemade bread and fresh dipping sauces. It’s $45 to participate; register here. (Note: The website states registration ended on November 10th, but we confirmed that there is still space and registration is still open.)

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