press release

New Year, New Ways to Have Fun at Dilworth Park

JoAnn Loviglio
T 215.440.5546


The holidays may be over, but Center City District has a full schedule of programming at Dilworth Park through the end of February

PHILADELPHIA (January 2, 2019) — The holidays may be over but the wintertime activities continue at Dilworth Park until the end of February, featuring new programming for children and adults to usher in the new year at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink and Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and the return of “Free in February” presented by Capital One.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Rink will be open daily through the end of February. Admission is $3 for children 10 and younger, and $5 for adults; skate rental is $10 per person. Temple University staff and students receive $1 off admission with presentation of their Temple University ID.

NEW for 2019:

  • Tuesdays, January 8 – February 5: Learn to Skate. Five weeks of 30-minute sessions taught by professional instructors. Classes for everyone from tots to adults; times and prices at
  • Tuesdays, January 8 – February 19, noon: Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics. Get to work on those resolutions with FREE weekly ice skating workouts led by professional trainers.
  • Saturday, January 19, 2-4 p.m.: Superhero Skate. Kids can take to the ice dressed up as their favorite superhero, while costumed characters make the rounds and Temple University students distribute free superhero capes emblazoned with the Temple “T” logo.
  • Friday, February 8, 7-10 p.m.: Disco Skate. Live music features the hits of the ’70s and prizes will go to the grooviest get-up.
  • Thursday, February 14: Sweetheart Skate. Buy one admission and get one free for a special Valentine’s Day on ice.
  • Every day: Sled Skating, sponsored by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Adults and children with disabilities can reserve a sled throughout January and February. Details at

Rothman Orthopaedics Rink hours:
Monday–Thursday                                  noon – 9 p.m.
Friday                                                       noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday                                                  11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday                                                     11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Holiday hours:
Martin Luther King Day, January 21    11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Presidents Day, February 18                11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For the second year, Capital One partners with the rink for the return of its popular “Free in February” promotion. During the month of February, visitors to the Capital One Café at 135 S. 17th St. will receive a free skating admission pass to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink. (Skate rental not included.)

The Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin is a cozy spot for adults and kids to warm up and relax with food and drinks from the Brûlée Catering seasonal menu. Cocktails featuring Maker’s Mark bourbon, local craft beers from Victory Brewing Company and Troegs, and Stella Artois are available for visitors 21 and over. Spirits partner Beam-Suntory makes a commitment to responsible drinking at every event; learn more at

NEW for 2019:

  • Fridays 7-10 p.m., January 11 – February 22: Karaoke Nights powered by Live Nation. Singing, snacks and libations, timed for unwinding at the end of the workweek.
  • Saturdays, February 2 & 9, 11 a.m.: Story Time with Marty the Moose. The pun-ny storyteller stops by from The Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University to read his favorite stories to youngsters. A special menu of kid-friendly snacks and warm drinks will be available for purchase.

Ongoing events that will continue into February include:

  • Thursdays through February 21, 5-9 p.m.: College Nights. Admission is $2 for college students with student ID. (Skate rental not included. Discount not applicable in conjunction with other offers.)
  • Wednesdays through February 20, 5-7 p.m.: Cocktails and Cold Ones presented by The Met Philadelphia with specially priced EFFEN Vodka cocktails, Bud Light on draft and a selection of wines, plus weekly ticket giveaways from The Met, the historic former Metropolitan Opera House now open on North Broad Street.
  • Tuesdays through February 19, 6-8 p.m.: Quizzo presented by The Franklin Institute and hosted by Johnny Goodtimes. Features drink specials and prizes each week including free tickets for Quizzo winners to Vikings: Beyond the Legend at The Franklin Institute through March 3.

Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin hours:
Monday – Thursday     4 – 9 p.m.
Friday                            4 – 11 p.m.
Saturday                       11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday                          11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dilworth Park Café hours:
Monday – Friday            7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday        11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wintergarden presented by TD Bank, open through February 24 on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn, is the perfect setting for picture-perfect moments amid festive topiaries and twinkling lights. TD is proud to support Wintergarden to create a healthier and more sustainable Center City.

The 2018-2019 winter season at Dilworth Park is presented by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Independence Blue Cross, Capital One, Temple University, Live Nation and 6abc. Visit for the most up-to-date schedules and information.


Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. To learn more, visit

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a private orthopaedic practice dedicated to providing communities with high-quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence-based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute orthopaedists treat patients at over 34 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, including orthopaedic urgent care clinics in Marlton, N.J., and Limerick, Pa. Consistently recognized as national and regional “Top Docs,” Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is proud to be the first practice serving as official team physicians for all four of the major professional sports teams in one city, the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and 76ers, as well as over 40 college and high school teams. To learn more about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute call 1-800-321-9999 or visit