The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park will open for its second season on Friday, November 13. This year the rink will offer expanded hours, special events, the opportunity to learn to ice skate and the all new Rothman Cabin, where skaters can take a break from the ice to warm up and enjoy delicious food and drinks from Garces Events.

The Rothman Rink will be open every day through February 28, 2016. Admission is $3 for children ages 10 and under, $5 for adults, and skate rental is $9. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more.

Just steps from the north side of the Rothman Ice Rink, the new Rothman Cabin will feature Cuban burgers, French fries, hot chocolate, coffee, and much more! Skaters will be able to leave the ice without removing their skates to warm up and get food and drink.

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is accessible for everyone this season, including members of the disabled community. With generous support from Magee Rehabilitation, sled skating allows disabled children and/or adults to reserve a sled to use during scheduled sessions throughout the season. Trained rink staff will be there to assist in pushing sleds or training sled skaters in using the equipment. There will be a preview day on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00 a.m. to10:30 a.m., with weekly sessions beginning in January.

“We are looking forward to another fun-filled season of Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park,” said Dr. Alexander R. Vaccaro, President of Rothman Institute. “Last year was a tremendous success and this year we’ve added some amenities that are sure to enhance the experience for all. It’s our sincere hope that the people of the city and region enjoy the rink to the fullest.”

More than 46,000 skaters enjoyed the inaugural season of the Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park. Due to this success, the Rothman Institute Ice Rink will expand its hours. Monday through Thursday, the rink will be open Noon to 9:00 p.m. On Friday, the rink will be open Noon to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“Temple University is pleased to support Dilworth Park and the winter ice skating program this season,” said William Parshall, Director of Temple University’s Center City Campus. “The opening of Dilworth Park coincides with the significant enhancements that Temple University has made to its Center City classrooms and campus amenities this past year.”
A four-week Learn-to-Skate program is available on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. for $70. Basics are taught and safety is the first priority. Each participant will receive a punch card good for four public skating admissions (includes skate rental), for use during the four-week session. To register, please fill out the registration form at

“The Center City District is grateful to the generous sponsors that are making ice skating affordable for families, students, workers, visitors, and residents,” said Paul R. Levy, President and CEO of the CCD. “We hope everyone will enjoy the easy transit access to Dilworth Park and skating in the heart of the city.”

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink will have special holiday hours. For complete up-to-date information, please visit

  • Thanksgiving,November 26, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • BlackFriday, November 27, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve,December 24, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day,December 25, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve,December 31, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • New Year’s Day,January 1, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Martin Luther King Day,January 19, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Valentine’s Day,February 14, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Presidents’ Day,February 16, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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