Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest - Open through March 5, 2017
Blue Cross RiverRink is now in its 23rd year as an outdoor ice skating rink and fourth season as Winterfest. The regulation-sized rink offers daily public skating sessions, skate rentals, sharpening, and free season-long events and entertainment.
Surrounding the rink you'll find a beautifully lit landscape featuring a majestic holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces and Chickie's and Pete's. With the Delaware River to the east and the Ben Franklin Bridge to the north, it makes for a spectacular winter scene!
Philly's Largest Outdoor Skating Rink & Winter Wonderland
Surrounding the rink is an enchanting winter forest adorned with colorful lights, with the magnificent holiday tree and Ben Franklin Bridge to the north. The holiday tree is dressed in tens of thousands of twinkling LED lights (over 100,000 lumens!) linked to a bluetooth-programmable system that will allow staff to creatively produce different colors, effects, and visualize music.
The Lodge Restaurant and Bar
The Lodge Restaurant and Bar features a cozy ski-chalet inspired atmosphere with a clear view of the ice skating rink. A wraparound porch built from the original boardwalk at Spruce Street Harbor Park is lined with rocking chairs, cozy blankets and heat lamps for the ultimate in Waterfront luxury on a cold winter night. Inside, The Lodge is furnished with comfortable couches, tons of gathering tables, bistro seating, mantles with electric fireplaces, and decorative touches that transform the Lodge into a warm and inviting space. Visit the Food and Drink section of the website for menu information.
Kids Lodge & Arcade
A quaint Kids Lodge is located directly across from The Lodge, and features a variety of interactive arcade games. The flooring is made of rubber mats, allowing kids to walk directly from the rink to the play area without having to take off their skates. The Kids Lodge is playfully decorated, and features a variety of games, including small rides, pinball, Skee-Ball, air hockey and more. It’s the perfect place to host a birthday party!