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Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
101 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106
  • Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
For 30 seasons, Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest has been Philadelphia's favorite winter tradition on the Delaware River Waterfront, inviting visitors for a chance to indulge in flights of fancy under thousands of sparkling lights in a winter wonderland with spectacular views of the Delaware River. Cozy up in comforting warming cabins, fire pit stations, boardwalk rides and games for the young and young-at-heart, delicious food and hot beverages, the signature holiday tree, and, of course, ice skating on our NHL-sized rink. Winterfest is a top destination for anyone looking to rekindle family traditions.
The site is free to enter and open to the public. Amenities such as ice skatingcabin, and fire pit, as well as special event rental experiences, can be reserved in advance. Winterfest is open 7 days a week including holidays through March 5, 2023.
Share your favorite memories with us on social media using the hashtag #MyPhillyWaterfront or #RiverRink.
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Enjoy skating 7 days a week at Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest through March 5, 2023
Skate admissions: $5
Skate rental: $12

Ice skating ticket quantity is very limited and reserving your tickets in advance is highly recommended.

  • Exchanges: In the event that should need to adjust your purchase, you can adjust your ticket for another date/time of equal value via the self-service ticket exchange option on your Showclix account. Again, tickets can be exchanged but they must be the exact value and quantity of the tickets that were originally purchased.
  • Exclusive Discount: All Independence Blue Cross (IBX) cardholders and employees can receive up to four (4) skating admission tickets with proof of card (skate rental not included and can be purchased separately at the box office). To redeem, the cardholder must present an IBX membership card on-site. Photo ID must be presented upon request to match the name on the IBX membership card. The facility reserves the right to deny skating entrance if the above conditions are not satisfied for IBX skating admission tickets.


This year we are introducing the BRAND NEW Rinkside Lounge featuring exclusive rink-on, rink-off access to the iceReview the rental fact sheet for details about the Rinkside Lounge. 
Reserve the Rinkside Lounge Today
  • If you book your Rinkside Lounge less than four (4) days in advance, food and beverage packages cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Ice skating tickets are NOT included with the Rinkside Lounge. Order skating tickets separately. Discounted skating is also available for groups of 15 or more. Contact riverrink@drwc.org for more information.
Our famous cabin and fire pit rentals are back and better than ever. Special deal: Right now receive 50% off your cabin and fire pit rentals. Offer is valid for rentals Mondays through Wednesdays through the end of January. Just enter promo code HALFOFFWEEKNIGHTS2023 at checkout. 

Food and Drink

  • Share a Snack in the Lodge after Skating
Winterfest has a variety of outdoor concessionaires including Black Iron BBQ, Chickie's & Pete's, and Skelly's Amusements that will surprise and delight your taste buds with amazing fare from Crabries, hot funnel cake, pizza, and gourmet sandwiches, as well as local brews and amazing cocktails, we have something for everyone.
Rink at Night

For the first time ever Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is staying open an extra evening for a special adults-only skate night. That’s right, on Monday, March 6, 2023, Winterfest will be open from 7 pm to 10 pm for those 21+ to enjoy the magic of the season one last time before it transforms into Summerfest. Enjoy music, ice skating, open cabins and fire pits, and more. Reserve Your Rink at Night Tickets Today.