The holidays are here Philly! Indeed it’s the perfect time to explore the ice skating rinks in Philadelphia for laughter, ice, and loads of figure-skating fun. We rounded up five local ice skating rinks both indoor and outdoor to visit during this magical winter and holiday season.
This outdoor family-fun ice rink combines winter fun surrounded by Center City skyscrapers. Located in Dilworth Park, the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink is an urban oasis in the heart of the city. Skaters can enjoy a 90-minute skate session as well as other activities located in the plaza. Tickets are required and reservations are highly recommended. Philly’s most-anticipated wintertime destination, open 7 days from November 10, 2023 through February 25, 2024. For more information visit here.
⛸️ Where: 1 S 15th St (West Side of City Hall)
Winterfest in Philadelphia is a magical oasis of much more than just skating. Not only can you enjoy outdoor ice skating on the largest outdoor rink in the city, but also loads of amusement and family-fun. Enjoy a magically-lit ferris wheel to carnival games and delicious eats and warm drinks. Located along the Delaware Riverfront, this winter wonderland opens from November 24, 2023 – February 29, 2024. Admission is $5, skate rentals $10, and pay-as-you-go activities. For more information visit here.
⛸️ Where: 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
Here’s another Philly gem that offers ice skating and more! South Philly’s FDR park will transform into a holiday light-show and winter wonderland full of attractions for all. Skate at Rudolph’s Rink or down the Ice Trail or even glide down the Ice Slide. Next, hear stories by Mrs. Claus and take pictures with Santa. Also, guests can enjoy cozy spirits, drinks, and bites and warm up in the Union Forge Lodge. Lastly, pick up the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones by visiting the Mistletoe Marketplace. Tinseltown opens from Fri Nov 17, 2023 – Mon Jan 1, 2024. Adults 18+ $30; Children (4-17) $24. For tickets and more information visit here.
⛸️ Where: 1500 Pattison Avenue
Located in the Kensington area of Philadelphia, Scalon Recreation is open year-round and offers indoor ice skating. Guests can skate for fun or take lessons. This past year, Scalon began offering affordable, safe, and fun ice skating lessons for youth in the city as a way to keep them off of the streets and into something positive and productive.
⛸️ Where: 1099 E. Venango St.
Located in the Oxford circle section of northeast Philly, Tarken Ice Rink is another ice staking rink that is open year-round to the public. This indoor old-school rink also offers instructional lessons and programs throughout the year. Admission is free and skate rentals are just $3
⛸️ Where: 6250 Frontenac St.