SOURCE: Penn's Landing Corporation

November 23, 2007 09:30 ET

Philadelphia's Winter Tradition the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing Opens Today

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - November 23, 2007) -


WHEN:

Friday, November 23
11:45 a.m.  PRINCESSES ARRIVE IN HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE (Great Visual)
12 noon  Ribbon cutting ceremony with ICE SKATING PRINCESSES (Great Visual)
12:15  First Skaters Hit the Ice
9:00 p.m.-12 midnight  Skate to a Live DJ
OPEN UNTIL 1 AM!

WHERE:

Blue Cross RiverRink
Columbus Boulevard at Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

WHAT:

The Blue Cross RiverRink will be transformed into a Royal Celebration as it re-opens officially at 12 Noon on Friday, November 23, 2007 with the first skating of the season. Featuring an outdoor Olympic size rink overlooking the Delaware River, and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink will open with a celebration fit for a King and Queen with free activities for kids. Families are invited to bring their little prince or princesses in costume to take part in the celebration.

The Royal Celebration for the official opening of the Blue Cross RiverRink will begin as a horse-drawn carriage arrives at the Rink with two skating princesses. The princesses will cut the ribbon and invite all the families to join them on the ice.

The celebration continues with free face-painting and free make-and-take-crafts where kids can make their own royal crowns or tiaras. Opening Day guests will also be invited to have their photo taken in a magical sleigh and walk away with a free photo keepsake of their visit to the Blue Cross RiverRink. Free activities will take place from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m. and regular skating sessions will continue throughout the evening.

BACKGROUND:

Independence Blue Cross is the founding and presenting sponsor of the Blue Cross RiverRink. Independence Blue Cross cardholders will receive $2.00 off admission. 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, 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.