Philadelphia, PA - With days getting shorter and winter drawing near! It can only mean one thing Ice skating season is here, which happens to be one of the cities most popular winter-time activities, and with tons of skating-rinks across the city to take pleasure in, PhillyBite Magazine has listed a few of Philly’s most popular skating rinks for youngsters and families, skating fun and hot cocoa nights.
- The Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest - Situated at Penn's Landing, this year-round rink offers breathtaking views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. In-season foliage, bushes, old-time furnishings as well as countless twinkling lights transform the arena into a mini ski resort. The arena also hosts The Lodge featuring an arcade and snack bar, and most notably goodies from Franklin Fountain. Great Plaza Penn’s Landing 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA, November 23, 2018-March 3, 2019 - Admission $4, stake rental $10
- The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park - An open-air seasonal rink located at Dilworth Plaza in front of City Hall has recently grown to be one of the most popular destinations in the downtown area. Right in the middle of Center City between such landmarks as The Love Statue and Liberty Place. After skating, check out the Rothman Cabin where grownups can grab a specialty cocktail, and young ones can warm up with cholate (Hot Cocca). Dilworth Park 1 S 15th St, Philadelphia, Pa., November 9, 2018-February 24, 2019 - Adult $5, children 10 and under $3, skate rental $10
- The Rizzo Ice Rink - Want to just ice skate, Then the Rizzo Rink is your place, it features public skate sessions during the week starting Wednesday through Friday and also Sunday. Although an inside rink, the Rizzo Rink is an indoor structure exposed to the elements. The arena is, named after South Philly's popular Mayor Frank Rizzo. Moreover, offers ice hockey training structured to improve a sense of integrity and sportsmanship all while learning the principles of the sport. Rizzo Rink 1001 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA, Opens end of November 2018 - Free, skate rental $4
- The Class of 1923 Arena at the University of Pennsylvania - A gift donated by UPenn's Class of 1923, this center is the 2nd largest college rink in the state constructed mainly for the Universities ice hockey squad. Nowadays, the arena is open for figure skating, lessons and also general public skate sessions. The Class of 1923 Ice Rink at University of Pennsylvania 3130 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA, Now open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday-Sundays - Admission $6, skate rental $3
- The Flyers Skate Zone - The Philadelphia Flyer's general public skate sessions are available daily, as well as open on Friday and Saturday evenings. The facility holds two ice-rinks, and it's not unusual to find a hockey match happening at the same time as public skating sessions. Be sure to, visit the Flyers Pro Shop and the rinks Snack Zone. Flyers Skate Zone 10990 Decatur Rd, Philadelphia, PA, Daily, year-round - Admission $10, skate rental $3
- The Wissahickon Skating Club - A private skate club offering youth and adult classes on the ice. General public skate sessions are restricted to Friday evenings as well as Saturday afternoons. The rink also offers birthday party sessions in the Club. 550 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA, Fridays $9, Saturdays $7, skate rental $3