PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) -
Blue Cross RiverRink Skate with Santa and Friends
Join Santa Claus for his exciting official arrival aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia at the Blue Cross RiverRink, meet and greet the region's favorite mascots for a free keepsake photo, and ice skate with Santa and his mascot pals at this Blue Cross RiverRink exclusive event. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation continues one of Philadelphia's most iconic wintertime traditions with the 19th season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing. The Blue Cross RiverRink is "A Cool Place to Be" open seven days a week, including holidays, through March 3, 2013. Free holiday card-making activity provided by Candy Coated and free Santa hats while supplies last.
Santa Claus (on ice skates)
Rinky, Blue Cross RiverRink mascot
Philadelphia's favorite mascots: The Phillie Phanatic, Swoop, B101 Buzzbee the Bee, Philadelphia Soul - Soul Man, Camden Riversharks Finley and Blooper, Trenton Thunder - Boomer, Trenton Titans - Rivet, Wally the Goose from Wawa, Kirbee the Krimpet from Tastykake, Cinderella from the Arden Theatre Production and more.
Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard on the Delaware River
Sunday, December 9, 2 pm
With an array of special events, new Friday afternoon skating sessions, and now the ability to buy advance tickets online, the Blue Cross RiverRink is open seven days a week, including holidays, for outdoor winter fun for the whole family. Featuring an outdoor regulation-sized rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room, and more, the Blue Cross RiverRink is Philadelphia's premier outdoor winter entertainment venue. Tickets are now available online up to 24 hours in advance at www.riverrink.com/tickets.
Regular skating session hours at the Blue Cross RiverRink are:
Mondays - Thursdays: 6 - 9 pm
Fridays: 1:30 - 5:30 pm (NEW FOR 2012), 6 - 8 pm, 8:30 - 10:30 pm*, & 11 pm - 1 am*
Saturdays: 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3 - 5:30 pm, 6 - 8 pm, 8:30 - 10:30 pm*, & 11pm - 1 am*
Sundays: 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3 - 5:30 pm, and 6 - 9 pm
*The rink features a live DJ every Friday and Saturday night at the later sessions. Special Holiday Hours and other extended sessions are outlined at www.riverrink.com.
Independence Blue Cross is the founding and presenting sponsor of the Blue Cross RiverRink, which is owned and operated by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Season-long supporters include: Adventure Aquarium, Coca-Cola Refreshments of Philadelphia, CBS 3 and 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 at 101 S. Columbus Boulevard on the Delaware River. For more information on skating sessions, ice skating lessons, birthday parties, or private receptions, please call 215.925.RINK or visit www.riverrink.com. Follow on Twitter at @RiverRink or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RiverRink.
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. DRWC acts as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront to provide a benefit to all of the citizens and visitors of the City. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues. DRWC intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC will serve as a catalyst for high quality investment in public parks, trails, maritime, residential, retail, hotel and other improvements that create a vibrant amenity, extending Philadelphia to the river's edge.