Press release

Dilworth Park’s Winter Attractions Continue into the New Year

Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516

Ice skating, Wintergarden and more though February 27!

PHILADELPHIA (January 4, 2022): The holiday season may have ended, but winter fun remains at Dilworth Park! Center City District (CCD) will continue to offer the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin through February 27 and the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn presented by TD Bank will remain open until April 3. A full calendar of free events is planned for guests of all ages.

Timed, 90-minute skate sessions are available at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink every day through the end of the season. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time at Reservations are strongly encouraged, however, in-person tickets, based on availability, will also be offered onsite. Admission is $5 for children 10 and younger, and $7 for adults; skate rental is $10 per person and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Locks and lockers continue to be available.

Free in February presented by Temple University gives Philadelphians the opportunity to enjoy free admission to the city’s premier ice rink. Starting at the end of January, skaters will receive one free admission pass to return again anytime during the month of February, courtesy of Temple University. CCD has also worked closely with Temple University’s Office of Community Affairs to distribute complimentary ice rink passes to a variety of community partners in North Philadelphia, including One Day at a Time (ODAAT), Project HOME and the Duckrey and Dunbar Elementary School Advisory Councils. Visit to learn more about the promotion. Please note, this offer is subject to availability during remaining timeslots and skate rental is not included.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink is accessible for everyone again this season with Sled Skating, thanks to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Now through February 27, adults and children with physical/developmental disabilities can reserve a sled to use on the ice at no charge, including free admission. Additionally, one adult accompanying the sled user will receive complimentary admission and skate rental, as well. To reserve a sled, email

The Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin continues to offer cold weather favorites like plant-based chili, brisket sandwiches and hearty potato and cheddar pierogis. Guests with proof of vaccination against COVID-19 can sit inside to fuel up after an afternoon of skating, or warm up in front of firepits outside on the PNC Terrace. Crafted cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Suntory Haku Vodka are available to adults 21 and older, as well as Stella Artois and Michelob Ultra.

In accord with City of Philadelphia health guidelines, the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, including the PNC Terrace, will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for patrons wishing to dine indoors beginning on January 3, 2022. Takeout service will still be available for everyone regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required at all times inside of the Cabin, except when actively eating or drinking.

Parkgoers can explore the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn presented by TD Bank every day through April 3. Playful topiaries, twinkling lights and seasonal plantings help transform this greenspace into a truly unique destination in Center City. Most of the Wintergarden’s plant material will be repurposed after the garden is disassembled, further beautifying CCD parks and planters throughout the downtown. TD is also proud to support the Wintergarden to create a healthier and more sustainable Center City.

Ongoing events, like Cocktails & Cold Ones and College Nights, continue into the new year, as well as special programs and returning series. The full event calendar includes:

  • Sled Skating

           By reservation only, through February 27

           Children and adults with physical/developmental disabilities can reserve a sled through February 27. To reserve a sled, email    

  • Cocktails and Cold Ones
    Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.   
    Through February 23

    Sip $6 Hornito’s Tequila cocktails, $5 wine and $4 Blue Point Toasted Lagers, plus discounted weekly food specials, every Wednesday night at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin.  
  • College Nights
    Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
    Through February 24

          College students pay $2 admission with a valid student ID. Online reservations are encouraged. Skate rental not included.                  Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

  • Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics
    Tuesdays, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    January 4-February 22


          Professional instructors and trainers from Optimal Sport 1315 Walnut will lead outdoor workouts for participants of all skill              levels.

  • Superhero Skate
    Saturday, January 15
    2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


          Kids are invited to skate with their favorite superheroes on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink! Costumes are encouraged,                and complimentary capes and take-home crafts will be given to children while supplies last! 

  • Lunar New Year Celebration
    Saturday, January 29
    5 p.m. - 7 p.m.


          Sponsored by Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications, guests are invited to celebrate Lunar New                  Year with a prancing lion, traditional Chinese dancers and a delicious menu in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin. Ice skating              sessions will be available throughout the evening. The first 100 guests to the event will receive a lucky red envelope                              containing secret prizes, no purchase necessary. 

  • Free in February presented by Temple University  
    Daily, February 1-February 27

          Throughout the month of February, enjoy free admission to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, courtesy of Temple                              University. Guests will receive one free pass at the end of their session to return for another skating session anytime during              the month of February, subject to availability during remaining timeslots. Skate rental not included.

Center City District and all park food operations follow the City of Philadelphia’s current health safety guidelines, including requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to dine indoors at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin beginning on January 3, 2022. Visit to learn more. Masks are required indoors when ordering food to go. Center City District, café and rink staff will offer free masks to anyone who requests one.

The winter season at Dilworth Park is presented by the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Temple University and 6abc. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. Dilworth Park is located at 1 S. 15th St., on the west side of City Hall. Visit to learn more. 


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