SOURCE: Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

November 23, 2011 11:09 ET

Skate Through the Holiday Season at the Blue Cross RiverRink

Extended Hours for the Holidays

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - 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 and New Year's Eve.

Visitors will enjoy the unique setting of this outdoor rink decorated with a huge (near 25 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, 2011 through December 30, 2011 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 11:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. on December 30 specifically.

The rink is open on all holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Holiday (January 2, 2012), Martin Luther King Day (January 16, 2012), and President's Day (February 20, 2012) 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: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 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, 2010.

Extended Skating sessions then continue on January 1, 2012, January 15, 2012 and February 19, 2012 with the following sessions: 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.

Skating admission is extremely affordable at $8 and $9 for Friday and Saturday 8:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. sessions, which feature a live DJ. Skate rental is available for $3 at all sessions. Convenient parking is also available on site for only $12.

Independence Blue Cross is the founding and title sponsor of the Blue Cross RiverRink. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation owns and operates the Blue Cross RiverRink. Other supporters include: Coca-Cole Refreshments of Philadelphia, 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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