SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

November 19, 2009 11:00 ET

Create Memorable Moments at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - The Blue Cross RiverRink will host an array of exciting special events and promotions with appeal to every member of your family. The Blue Cross RiverRink is the area's only Olympic Size outdoor ice skating rink located on the Delaware River waterfront at Columbus Blvd. at Market Street.

Area DJs pump up the volume for skating every Friday and Saturday night from 9:00 p.m. until 12 Midnight for the 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. sessions and the 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. sessions.

The entire family can Skate with Santa on Sunday, December 6, 2009. Santa will make an appearance at the Blue Cross RiverRink during the 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. session and he will also greet the guests at the Blue Cross RiverRink during the 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. session. Santa will extend an invitation to all to join him for fun times as they skate around the Blue Cross RiverRink. Kids of all ages can decorate their own Reindeer Ears to wear as they "skate" with Santa or enjoy holiday themed face painting.

Bring in the New Year Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Blue Cross RiverRink. There will be twice as much fun this year with an earlier New Year's Party featuring food, strolling entertainment, party favors and fun make and take crafts for the kids. The 16th Annual New Year's Eve Midnight Party on Ice from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., is an annual favorite with a breathtaking fireworks display at Midnight! For more information about the New Year's festivities at the Blue Cross RiverRink visit

Independence Blue Cross presents Healthy Kids Fest on Sunday, January 10, 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Ice skating is a great way for the entire family to stay fit and still have lots of fun! Free samples of healthy foods will be available and kids and parents will be able to get fitness tips from fitness experts or experience the Winter Workout Obstacle Course. A nutritionist will also help you to understand how to read food labels and improve your diet. Make and take crafts and face painting will add to the merriment.

It may be cold outside, but the Blue Cross RiverRink will be heating up with Tropical Paradise on Ice on Sunday, January 24, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Blue Cross RiverRink will be take on the sites and sounds of a tropical island, with a steel drum band and hula dancers, visitors will feel like they are on a vacation. There will be complimentary leis (while supplies last) and hula lessons, along with tropical themed music and videos in the heated pavilion to completely capture the mood.

On Sunday, February 7, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., it's Sugar and Spice on Ice at the Blue Cross RiverRink. Ice skaters and candy lovers will take pleasure in a day filled with many of their favorite sweets! Candy themed crafts and tasty sweet samples will appeal to everyone with a sweet tooth! Visitors can also take part in interactive "Sweet Skills" games that will put their skills and love of chocolate and sweets to the test. The event will also feature cooking demonstrations and candy themed contests and prizes.

Take your sweetheart ice skating on Saturday, February 14th from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. for a special Sweetheart Skate Session. Advance tickets will be available at Ladies will receive a complimentary red flower (while supplies last). Couples will skate to their favorite love songs played by a live DJ. There will be special sweetheart keepsakes to remember this exciting evening. The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing is a popular destination every year during this romantic holiday!

Regular skating session hours are Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Friday hours: 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 hours are: 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. and Sunday hours are: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. -- 5:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Special Holiday Hours and other extended sessions are outlined at Skating admission is extremely affordable at only $8. Skate rental is available for $3. Convenient parking is also available on site for only $10.

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

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