Blue Cross RiverRink and the opportunity to ice skate and enjoy the great outdoors brought many, many people to the Philadelphia waterfront during the winter season. The city's WinterFest celebration that took place here in colder months was hugely popular.
Now that the weather has warmed and the ice thawed, however, you may think the RiverRink would shut its doors. No such luck.
This awesome venue has re-invented itself for the summer and promises to offer up a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the city in a whole new way.
Ice skating in the wintertime and roller skating in the summertime make Philly's RiverRink perfect no matter when you go — Photo courtesy of James Lee
Heading to Philadelphia's waterfront offers up the opportunity to stroll along the Delaware River and check out the sights and sounds at Penn's Landing and many other great outdoor activities. It now offers up the opportunity to fit in a little roller skating into your day.
Been awhile since you laced up your skates and spun around a rink? Have no fear. This venue welcomes skaters of all ages and ability levels. Patrons can rent new skates for use on their hockey-grade flooring and get the feel of the sport at their own comfort level.
Skating operates via a ticketing process and runs every day starting at 11 a.m. Tickets can be purchased for admission only or for admission and a skate rental.
WinterFest turns into SummerFest at the RiverRink, with a host of outdoor offerings for the whole clan — Photo courtesy of Sharon Rigney
With admission, you also get much more than just entry into a roller rink. Taking place at RiverRink during the warmer season is SummerFest, which promises to open up a host of great outdoor fun for families, dates, coworkers, friends and others just looking to take advantage of great weather in a great town.
SummerFest will also offer up an outdoor natural playground for folks tired of skating around. They'll also feature delicious food options from the Garces Group as well as drinks and snacks. Old City's Shane Confectionery will also have sumptuous sweets for those looking for dessert and shore-inspired treats.
Alcohol will also be served in the large lodge in the form of local beers and cocktail options. There's plenty of seating both inside and out for folks who want to relax and chat.
That, coupled with the food, drinks, dessert and activity options make this venue a shoe-in for a good time no matter who you're hanging out with.
Top that off with the fact that it serves up scenic views of the river, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the waterfront in general, and you've got a recipe for fun in Philadelphia at Blue Cross RiverRink.