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Dilworth Park’s Winter Attractions Continue into the New Year

Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516

Ice skating, events and more though February 26!

PHILADELPHIA (January 3, 2023): Winter celebrations in Dilworth Park don’t need to end with the holidays! Now through February 26, ice skate at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and cozy up in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin. In the Wintergarden, enjoy twinkling lights and reindeer topiaries through March 26.

Beginning, Wednesday, January 4, updated hours at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Cabin will be:

Mon-Thurs: 3:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Fri: 3:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
Sat: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sun: 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Timed, 90-minute ice skating sessions will still be available during operating hours. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time at Admission is $5 for children 10 and younger, and $8 for adults; skate rental is $10 per person and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Now through February 26, adults and children with physical/developmental disabilities can once again reserve a sled to use on the ice at no charge, including free admission, thanks to Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Additionally, one adult accompanying the sled user will also receive complimentary admission and skate rental. To reserve a sled, email

Free in February presented by Rothman Orthopaedics also returns for another year to give Philadelphians the opportunity to enjoy free admission to the city’s premier ice rink. Beginning February 6 through February 21, skaters of all ages will be able to hit the ice at no charge on Mondays and Tuesdays. Skate rental is not included.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin continues to offer cold-weather favorites like a plant-based meatball sandwich, the Cabin burger and hearty loaded baked potato soup. At the bar, adults 21 and older will find tasty cocktails made with Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and Haku® Vodka, plus local and craft beers, including Tröegs and Michelob Ultra. Outside on the PNC Terrace, toasty fire pits are available to enjoy at no charge.

The whimsical Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn remains open through the start of spring, closing for the season on March 26. Featuring hundreds of twinkling lights, reindeer topiaries and woodland décor, this outdoor oasis is the perfect spot to relax amid the bustle of 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.

Ongoing events, like Cocktails & Cold Ones and College Nights presented by Temple University, continue into the New Year, as well as special programs and returning series. The full event calendar includes:

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink
Daily, Through February 26, 2023  

Experience the city’s premier wintertime destination, open 7 days a week. Reservations are encouraged for timed, 90-minute skating sessions. Purchase tickets online ahead of time and find the full schedule at

Sled Skating
By reservation only, through February 26

Children and adults with physical/developmental disabilities can reserve a sled through February 26. To reserve a sled, email

Cocktails and Cold Ones
Wednesdays, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.    
Through February 22, 2023   

Sip $7 Hornitos Tequila® cocktails, $6 wine and $5 Blue Point Toasted Lagers, plus discounted weekly food specials, every Wednesday night at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin.  

College Nights presented by Temple University
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.    
Through February 23, 2023          

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. 

Lunar New Year Celebration presented by Temple University 
Saturday, January 21, 2023,
5 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a prancing lion, traditional Chinese dancers and a delicious menu in the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, where the first 100 guests will receive a lucky red envelope containing secret prizes. Ice skating sessions will be available throughout the evening. 

Free in February presented by Rothman Orthopaedics   
Mondays and Tuesdays, February 6-February 21, 2023  

On Mondays and Tuesdays in February, enjoy free admission to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, courtesy of the Rothman Orthopaedics Institute. Skate rental is not included.

Superhero Skate
Saturday, February 4, 2023
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kids are invited to skate with their favorite superheroes on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink! Costumes are encouraged. 

Ice Festival
Saturday, February 18, 2023
1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Celebrate the final days of the winter season at Dilworth Park with intricate ice sculptures, dueling ice carving demonstrations and a full-size baby grand piano made entirely from ice. Additional offerings include ice skating at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, an ice dance performance and themed food and beverages. 

The winter season at Dilworth Park is presented by the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Temple University, Independence Blue Cross 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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