SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

November 23, 2011 11:11 ET

Santa Claus Is Coming to the Blue Cross RiverRink!

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to make his annual visit to the Blue Cross RiverRink on Sunday, December 11, 2011. Santa will make his annual arrival aboard the historical 1902 Tug Jupiter. At 1:00pm Santa and his many noted Philadelphia area mascot friends will make their way onto the regulation-size rink.

This will be a unique once in a lifetime experience for Santa and his mascot friends to greet the children and the young at heart as they disembark the historic 1902 Tug Jupiter and skate with visitors. All the children who love jolly old St. Nick will have the opportunity to tell Santa their Christmas wish list when he retires to his throne between the skating sessions.

Skate with Santa and Friends is a fun and FREE event with themed Santa activities for skaters and spectators during the 12:30pm-2:30pm and the 3:30pm-5:00pm sessions. Enjoy free holiday face painting, photos with a free photo keepsake make and take crafts such as decorating your very own Santa hat and of course, skating with Santa!

Santa's mascot friends, such as the Blue Cross RiverRink's mascot Rinky, B101's Buzzbee, Finley and Blueper of the Camden Riversharks and Wally Wawa. More of Santa's mascot friends from area attractions and local colleges and universities are coming from near and far. They can't wait to ride with Santa aboard the historic Tug Jupiter and Skate with Santa at the Blue Cross RiverRink!

Skating admission during Skate with Santa and Friends sessions (12:30pm-2:30pm and 3:00pm-5:30pm) is exceptionally inexpensive at $8 and skate rental for only $3. Convenient on-site parking is offered for a flat rate of $12. The Blue Cross RiverRink is also easily accessible by public transportation.

Independence Blue Cross is the founding and presenting sponsor of the Blue Cross RiverRink. Other supporters include: Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 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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