SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

November 19, 2009 11:00 ET

Skate Through the Holiday Season at the Blue Cross RiverRink

Extended Hours for the Holidays!

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2009) - The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, the only completely outdoor Olympic-size ice skating rink in Philadelphia, is the perfect place to spend the holidays. The Blue Cross RiverRink is open throughout the entire winter season with additional skating sessions during the holidays including special sessions on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Visitors will enjoy the unique setting of this outdoor rink decorated with a huge (near 20 ft.) Christmas tree generously donated by a Philadelphia resident through the Fairmount Park Commission Tree Donation program. The entire venue will be adorned with twinkling lights, colorful lit spheres, and holiday decorations as the Blue Cross RiverRink comes alive for the holidays.

Extended skating session times for December 26, 2009 through December 30, 2009 are as follows: 10:00 a.m. - Noon, 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 additional late night skate from 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2009 and Friday January 1, and Saturday January 2 2010.

The rink is open on all holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day (January 18, 2010), and President's Day (February 15, 2010) from 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.

Special hours for New Year's Eve Day, (December 31) will be: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Noon - 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. with special New Year's Eve parties taking place from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. on December 31, 2009.

Skating admission is extremely affordable at $8 and 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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