SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

November 19, 2009 11:00 ET

Celebrate Winter on the Waterfront -- Party Opportunities at Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - With panoramic views of the Delaware River, Philadelphia City Skyline and the majestic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the Blue Cross RiverRink is the perfect location for a unique winter party. "Rent the Rink" at Penn's Landing, located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street.

Whether planning a function for a corporate or private event, the wintry excitement of celebrating by the Olympic-size ice-skating rink on the Delaware River is certainly a unique opportunity. The heated indoor facility has party areas, food concessions and breathtaking views of the Philadelphia landscape. A variety of parties can be created for events such as birthday parties, corporate outings, family gatherings and safe, fun-filled events for teens.

The Blue Cross RiverRink, a non-alcoholic venue, is considered the perfect place for families to have outdoor fun and offers the added benefit of having unique corporate entertainment parties with staff and business associates ice skating together and relaxing by the river. Corporations and organizations such as the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers, I.B.E.W, Festival Food Management, Cardone Industries, L3 Communications, and several local media organizations have hosted team meetings and holiday parties. From family reunions, to special outings, to fundraisers for charities, the opportunities are unlimited at the Blue Cross RiverRink.

The indoor heated venue adjacent to the rink can facilitate catered meals that can run the gamut from soup to nuts or donuts and hot chocolate. The Blue Cross RiverRink offers a variety of fundraising opportunities with specially discounted rates. For example, groups can receive deeply discounted tickets, which can be sold for the original ticket value.

The beauty of a private rental is having exclusive use of the rink, catering options, discounted rates and use of the indoor heated pavilion, as well as several other features. The Blue Cross River Rink at Penn's Landing is fully equipped to serve every need with catering options, on-site parking, state-of-the-art video wall, full service concessions, P/A system and visits from skating mascot Rinky. Skating lessons are also available.

The Blue Cross RiverRink opened in 1993 to make the waterfront a year-round entertainment destination. Each year the popularity increases with more than 100,000 guests enjoying the Blue Cross RiverRink each year.

Independence Blue Cross is the founding and presenting sponsor of the Blue Cross RiverRink. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation owns and operates the Blue Cross RiverRink. Other supporters include: TD Bank, CBS 3 and the CW Philly and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation.

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

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