Press release

Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink to Debut at Dilworth Park

Giavana Suraci
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Experience Center City’s latest outdoor attraction this Spring!

PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2021): A new, Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink will offer outdoor roller skating at Dilworth Park beginning Friday, April 30 through Sunday, June 27. The rink will follow City, State, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, including mask requirements, a reduced capacity and enhanced cleaning protocols.

Hour-long sessions will be offered to the public Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11:15 p.m. with 15 minute scheduling buffers between each session. Admission is $8 for children 10 and younger, and $10 for adults; roller skate rental is $5. Matinee Skate will offer $5 off of admission to guests of all ages on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rink patrons should book sessions in advance through an online reservation system. Limited in-person sales may be offered onsite. Patrons will be able to purchase locks and reserve lockers. To purchase tickets and for additional information about ticketing procedures and other rink amenities, visit

The rink’s retro-inspired design will feature a checkerboard floor and market lights. A colorful installation of overhead hula-hoops – designed and fabricated by Philadelphia’s Lucky Dog Studio – will add even more whimsy to the space.

Sections of Dilworth Park’s interactive fountain will be active on either side of the roller rink. Guests can also relax by the Air Grille’s pop-up beer garden. Delicious menu items, like a double stacked bacon burger and nacho fries, will be the perfect pick-me-up for hungry skaters. Refreshing beverages like Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer, tasty cocktails to-go made with Hornito’s Tequila and frozen cocktails featuring Haku Japanese Vodka will be available to adults 21 and older. The Dilworth Park Café will also be open with a variety of options, including desserts and snacks for the kids.

CCD, the park’s café and rink operators have implemented health safety procedures throughout the park and visitors will be reminded to adhere to City, State, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing masks at all times. CCD staff and all vendors wear masks. Anyone who feels sick, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should refrain from entering the park. CCD staff will distribute free masks to guests in the park.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink is presented by the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, with more than 30 office locations including offices located in Center City, just steps away from Dilworth Park.

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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