Dilworth Park’s Rothman Ice Rink Opens Next Week


With all the announcements about Christmas villages and holiday light shows popping up, there was one question on all of our minds: What about Dilworth Park’s Rothman Ice Rink? The answer is Friday, November 13th.

Despite the sinister Friday the 13th starting date, the opening celebration promises to be full of all the seasonal cheer you’d expect but with an emphasis on Philly sports. Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop will be on hand to lead a pep rally along with Sixers mascot Franklin and the Phillies Phlight Squad. (I guess the Phanatic was too busy basking in his newfound fame.) The afternoon will be set to tunes by the Eagles Pep Band, and, just to make sure the ice is good and sound, the Flyers Skate Girls will slink out onto the rink to test out the ice before the crowds descend upon it for winter.

The party starts at noon and goes till 11 pm. Some details you might be interested in know before visiting:

  • The rink will be open till February 28, 2016
  • Hours are noon to 9 pm Monday to Thursday, noon to 11 pm on Friday, 11 am to 11 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday
  • Tickets are $3 for kids 10 and under, $5 for adults and skate rentals are $9
  • If you’re interested in honing your skating skills, there will be three sessions of 4-week classes throughout the run. More info on that here.

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