SOURCE: Penn's Landing Corporation

January 10, 2008 16:05 ET

Beat the Winter Blues - It's Blue Hawaii and a Paradise on Ice at the Blue Cross RiverRink

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2008) - Tropical Paradise on Ice comes to the Blue Cross RiverRink. Just in time to beat the winter blues, on Saturday, January 26, 2008, from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., the Blue Cross RiverRink will seem like a tropical island. Ice-skating outdoors is the healthy way to enjoy winter, yet, there is more to do than just skate with this FREE event at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, conveniently located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street.

As visitors enter the pavilion at the Blue Cross RiverRink, they will hear steel drum music, provided by Visions of Instruments and will immediately feel like they are on a vacation. There will be complimentary leis (while supplies last) and the opportunity to skate to tropical and Hawaiian themed music.

After a few spins on the ice, visitors can take a break to view nostalgic movies like Elvis' "Blue Hawaii," "Lilo and Stitch," and themed shows like "Baywatch." The themed entertainment on the giant video wall will continue to set the mood for this Paradise on Ice.

Then from 1:30-2:30 p.m. guests will have the chance to take a complimentary Hula Lesson, and see a performance by Aloha Style on the Main Line. Aloha Style on the Main Line provides Polynesian dance lessons for the beginner, intermediate and advanced level in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Their classes are taught in the true spirit of "ohana" or family with respect to their fellow students and to the Hawaiian and Tahitian culture. Aloha Style's experienced dance troupe has performed at everything from small family parties to corporate events. In short, Aloha Style loves Polynesian music and dance, imparting a true appreciation for this art to everyone who wants to learn. For more information about Aloha Style, please visit www.alohastyledance.com.

All who attend the Paradise on Ice Event at the Blue Cross RiverRink will have a chance to enter to win a trip to paradise for themselves, an "Apple Vacation," courtesy of applevacations.com and Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun - Riviera Maya. The trip includes roundtrip airfare for two on USA3000 Airlines, four nights' hotel accommodations for two people. All meals, drinks and tips in the resort hotel are also included. For more information and rules, please visit www.riverrink.com.

Skating admission prices are only $6 with convenient parking on-site for just $8. Regular skating session hours are:

--  Monday to Thursday evenings 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    
--  Friday 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. -
    1:00 a.m.
    
--  Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. -
    8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
    
--  Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. -
    9:00 p.m.
    

Independence Blue Cross is the founding and presenting sponsor of the Blue Cross RiverRink. Other supporters include: Commerce Bank, the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, NBC 10, and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street. For more information on skating sessions, ice skating lessons, birthday or holiday parties, and private receptions, please call 215.925.RINK or visit www.riverrink.com.