Ice skating is an inexpensive way to get fresh air, exercise, and socialization.



The holiday season is upon us. It’s a perfect time to take a spin on a fresh sheet of ice and enjoy the fresh winter air. Philadelphia offers plenty of outdoor skating rinks–and some great indoor ones, too. So grab your gloves, lace up your skates, and we’ll see you on the ice! (Don’t forget your tissues. You can thank us later!)

(*Disclaimer: Philly Happening is not responsible for schedule or pricing changes in the listings below. Please check the rink’s Web site before you go to ensure accuracy of information).


iceskating-512Blue Cross RiverRink WinterFest


Address: 101 South Columbus Blvd

Phone: 215-925-RINK

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/places/blue-cross-riverrink-winterfest

(WinterFest includes more than just a skating venue—it’s an experience. WinterFest includes access to warming cottages, firepits, s’mores, hot chocolate, and food and beverage vendors).

WinterFest Admission: FREE and open to the public.  Winterfest tickets are available online or at the door.

Ice Skating Admission: $3 (All Independence Blue Cross cardholders and employees get free skating admission plus admission for three guests).

Skate Rental: $10

Regular Operating Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Friday: 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Skating Session Times:

Monday – Friday
  • 1pm – 4:30pm
  • 5pm – 6:30pm
  • 7pm – 8:30pm
  • 9pm – 10:30pm
  • 11pm – 12:30am (Friday & Saturday only)
Saturday & Sunday
  • 11am – 12:30pm
  • 1pm – 2:30pm
  • 3pm – 4:30pm
  • 5pm – 6:30pm
  • 7pm – 8:30pm
  • 9pm – 10:30pm
  • 11pm – 12:30am (Friday & Saturday only)

 iceskating-512Class of 1923 Arena (Penn Ice Rink)


Address: 3130 Walnut Street

Phone: 215-898-1923

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/icerink/

Admission: $5

(Group rates and discounts available. Check the Web site for information).

Skate Rental: $3


Monday: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m.-2 p.m.


iceskating-512Rizzo Rink


Address: 1001 Front Street

Phone: 215-685-1593

E-mail: [email protected]

Web site: http://rizzorink.com/

Admission: FREE

Skate Rental: $4


Wednesday: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday: 5: 30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Sunday: 3:30p.m.-5 p.m.

5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.


iceskating-512Aria Health Flyers Skate Zone at N.E. Philly


Address: 10990 Decatur Road

Phone: 215-618-0050

E-mail: General Manager Roman Bussetti, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.flyersskatezone.com/

Admission: $8

Skate Rental: $3

Hours: Dates and times subject to change. Check the calendar on the Web site for the latest schedule.


iceskating-512Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park


Address: 1 South 15 Street (located in front of City Hall)

Phone: 215-983-1291

E-mail:  [email protected]

Web site: http://www.ccdparks.org/dilworth-park/rothmanicerink

Admission: children 10 and under, $3; adults: $5

 Group rates available for groups of 10 or more. For information, e-mail, [email protected]

Skate Rental: $10


Monday to Thursday: 12 p.m.-9 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m.-11 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.


iceskating-512 Philadelphia Skating Club & Humane Society


(Though located outside the city, this rink is included in this list for its historic clout: it is the oldest figure skating club in the country! The skating club was founded in 1849 and it merged with the Humane Society in 1861).


Address: 220 Holland Ave., Ardmore

Phone: 610-642-8700

E-mail:   [email protected]

Web site: http://pschs.org/

Admission: $10

Skate Rental: $5


Friday: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Saturdays: 1-2:30 p.m.

Sundays: 1-3 p.m.




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